The Two Witches of …..

democracy, democratic rights

The Brexit campaign has been the most divisive ever seen in this country and the sort of campaign that is becoming all to commonplace in recent times. It was duplicated in the general election, the Scottish referendum, the London mayoral election and now the Brexit election. The only ones who really lapped it up were the media who sought to divide the British public further and further to their utter shame. The Brexit politicians have lied, bullied and threatened the British public into voting how they want and now the British public have voted how they want overwhelmingly, the entire Tory cabinet, not just the faces at the top, must resign immediately.

What is most shocking is that there are two (so far at the time of writing) Labour MPs who have called for a motion of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn’s manner of the Brexit campaign. These two represent a rump of *Blairites, as they are known, who aren’t interested in being in government to do something positive for the people of the UK but in furthering their own careers. They maybe joined by others but they are on very shaky ground as far as I’m concerned.

The Tory party have long had a fetish about voting to leave Europe which spans decades. This time they got their wish but in the process of this they have torn themselves apart. They have switched sides, obfuscated and deliberately muddied the waters and in fact have shown themselves unfit for the office they aspire to. In government they have heaped misery upon millions of people, forced austerity on the poorest and most vulnerable making the food banks a necessary part of so many peoples lives.

Jeremy Corbyn has actually been very astute in keeping out of the debate as much as he can. He set out his position in a series of interviews and was very careful not to share a platform with David Cameron even on issues they agreed on. The only time they were seen together was to lay flowers in the hometown of Jo Cox, the murdered MP a week ago.

Those MPs seem to be confusing voting for a party with voting in a referendum which are two very different things. In a referendum there was no party to vote for, simply to answer a question of whether to remain in the EU or leave.

We are very fortunate to live in an age where we have the internet and can gain so many different viewpoints on a subject as possible. It has been possible to research and learn facts and opinions as well as some surprising things we were unaware of previously. I think that when the dust has settled and a general election is called, we will find that Jeremy Corbyn will make a very fine Prime Minister who will do a good job for the country. In the meantime if there are any more Blairites who also want to challenge the most democratically elected Labour Party leader they need to make their way into the Tory party where they really belong or leave altogether. There is certainly no place for them where they are at present.

*Blairites – so called as they were loyal to Tony Blair when he was prime minister and still think he ought to be prime minister.

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