Fifteen right-wing Labour ‘moderates’ hold the key to May’s future

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Theresa May depends on Labour ‘moderates’. Will they prop her up and turn their backs on those desperate for Labour government?

Yesterday, the SKWAWKBOX predicted a busy week for the government – and for Labour politicians and supporters – as Brexit negotiations come to a conclusion. Based on conversations with insiders in Parliament and elsewhere, the following scenario is now likely:

  • May will conclude a deal with the EU – her discussions with the Cabinet today are discussing the provisional deal
  • the Cabinet will support the deal, possibly with one or two protest resignations
  • May will gain the support of the DUP for her deal, having backed them into a corner as well as sweetening the deal with further funding
  • twenty or so Tory MPs will rebel

The arithmetic of all this means that May will need some fifteen Labour rebels to succeed in getting her deal through Parliament – and that Labour’s so-called ‘moderates’ will decide whether she stands or falls.

Scandalously, some Labour MPs appear to be considering it:

SKWAWKBOX comment:

While many centrists have indicated they will not support her deal, others such as Caroline Flint and Gareth Snell have hinted they will. Will they let down the suffering millions in this country by propping up a Tory PM and government?

 

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10 responses to “Fifteen right-wing Labour ‘moderates’ hold the key to May’s future

  1. While many centrists have indicated they will not support her deal, others such as Caroline Flint and Gareth Snell have hinted they will. Will they let down the suffering millions in this country by propping up a Tory PM and government?

    Wouldn’t bet against it. Mandatory reselection would’ve been THE deterrent…

    • The same day police said grant shapps/ michael green /seb fox’s actions ‘May have constitued fraud’ , starmer resigned as DPP.

      Says it all about starmer, for me.

  2. Th elephant in the room :

    We get a much-desired Labour government. How does that government avoid (not moderate) the economic strangulation of Brexit in order to be in a position to implement an economic alternative to the Tories?

    • EU and EEA = neoliberal strangulation in which 1945-style nationalisation of economic sectors is entirely prohibited by the liberalisation directives and right of corporate free movement (freedom of establishment). State support for our industry is only possible if it does not distort the single market (which should be the very aim of state aid).

      https://www.thefullbrexit.com/quit-single-market#!

      EU and EEA means ‘There Is No Alternative’ to capitalism, and so the economic alternative to the Tories would have to be pretty similar to the economic policy of the Tories – in the neoliberal fashion of the BLAIR and BROWN governments.

  3. I sincerely hope that their respective CLPs have read the riot act to these ‘Labour’ MPs.

  4. Those ‘moderates’ who defect to May will be noted and will soon go from ‘Moderates’ to ‘Outsiders’ !

  5. I sincerely hope that no Labour MP’S will betray us or the party they are meant to support & are getting paid for. If they do go against us then they should be removed. Immediately. Remove the whip & suspended. Enough is enough.

  6. I am wondering how these People Vote groups are going to be used against us. I guess a lot of these London MPs with huge majorities, along with the Co-op MPs who are already referring to themselves as the third biggest party (Tweeted out this evening in fact) will form a group against us even if we win the election and force our hand. It is inevitable. Maybe they will get a few new centrist party MPs which might be possible in some places. I often think of how hard it is to support a party where these people are out to destroy anything we try to build and then I wonder how JC managed to stick with it all this time. Even in the last few years when his name has been sullied. I cant be sure I am made of the same stuff as him but as long as he is their or one of ours is at least i will stay a member and vote for them.

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