Labour leader wins battle for Labour’s direction
Jeremy Corbyn has won his battle – which the SKWAWKBOX flagged exclusively earlier today – with internal opponents on the right and left of the Labour Party. In doing so, he has at last brought within sight the prospect of an end to the spectacle of the Tories putting their party and factional interests before the needs of our people.
Boris Johnson’s no-deal Brexit is a material threat to the UK’s wellbeing and would leave the country wide open for Donald Trump and his allies to pillage.
Recent disclosures and Tory resignations have shown that Tory ministers have lied outright to the UK’s people about the shortages and hardships a no-deal Brexit would cause – and about supposed progress in non-existent negotiations – putting it beyond question that Labour must prevent a disastrous no-deal Brexit.
But Labour, with millions of leave voters in its key northern seats, must also respect the democratic result of the 2016 referendum – fighting for the 99% and resisting the attempts of centrists to force it to abandon the 52% who voted to leave.
And Corbyn has won his battle.
“Labour… will put power back in the hands of the people”
Against all the efforts of right- and left-wing MPs who had joined forces to press him, Corbyn has won the agreement of Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) that the party’s general election manifesto will include a pledge to agree a new, sensible Labour Brexit deal that places trade with the EU above above the US – but will not contain a pledge to campaign for remain.
The no-deal extremism of the Tories and the revoke extremism of the LibDems has opened up a gaping ‘sanity gap‘ in UK politics that Labour must occupy – and is. As Corbyn said in an op-ed piece published in the Guardian tonight:
The Liberal Democrats want MPs to overturn the referendum result by revoking Article 50 in a parliamentary stitch-up. The Tories are risking a reckless No Deal.
Only a vote for Labour will deliver a public vote on Brexit. And only a Labour government will put the power back into the hands of the people.
Corbyn has achieved a historic victory on behalf of the many today – and with its revolutionary package of policies it is placed to deliver a historic victory for the people on a national scale in the coming general election.
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