The next General Election will be the Second Brexit Referendum. Forget any other policies the majority of voters will be voting either to stop Brexit or to try and get Brexit finished. Forces are now lining up either side of the Brexit debate and Remainers are as likely to try to put in place a Government to stop Brexit as are the Leavers preparing to put in place a government that will get on with Brexit without delay or obstruction. At the moment it will be a fight out between 3 parties who are offering a clear message on what they intend to do regarding Brexit. This next imminent General Election is really going to be a fight over who wins the Brexit argument for good. The Liberal Democrats have already geared up for this and are seemingly being the Party of Remain whilst the Tories and Brexit Party are likely to have a split vote amongst the Leave Supporters.. The Labour Party it would appear do not want to get their gloves on and participate in the fight other than being an ‘on the fence’ bystander.
Jeremy Corbyn could become the victim of his own idealism because he may be envisaging a process that will not actually happen because of voters impatience regarding the Brexit question
The Labour Party might be missing an opportunity here by not aligning into one camp or the other but instead they will offer further referendums on the matter if they gain power. This is Jeremy Corbyn’s idealistic view on the matter but in reality it might not even get that far with potential to fall at the first hurdle, which is actually getting through the next General election and getting into government. Corbyn could become the victim of his own idealism because he is envisaging a process that may not even take place in the way that he sees or wants it to happen. It is likely that voters will look for shortcuts to resolve the Brexit question or offer support to either a ‘Remain’ or a ‘Leave’ supporting Party that can speed up the process towards resolution. Since the Labour Party has not declared it’s intentions to pursue either a ‘Remain’ or ‘Leave’ strategy it is unlikely to attract votes or get the support it needs to progress it’s plans. Corbyn believes that Labour can get into government in the next election and after that offer a second referendum but in my opinion this is doubtful. The reality may be that this next General Election may actually be the Second Brexit Referendum in itself. There is a strong likelihood that it will be. Labour could therefore find themselves left out in the cold by voters who are rushing to have their say on Brexit by choosing another Party that has a stronger and more immediate message about what they intend to do regarding the Brexit question, right now at this next general election and not at some idealistic point in the future.
The public are impatient and want their say on Brexit right now. They will use the next General Election to do this
The public seems to have lost appetite for any sort of referendums because of the confusion they can potentially cause. They have also lost patience in the seemingly endless rounds of voting and debate that has occurred in parliament. This is why they might see a General Election as a fight to the death on the matter and an opportunity to bring the matter to a swifter end than Labour Party envisages. In my opinion the Labour Party should catch up with public opinion on the matter before they loose out totally. As we saw in EU elections Party allegiances can mean nothing when it comes to matters of protecting Britain from a disastrous no deal departure. Many voters will put the interests of the Country before party loyalties and other considerations such as policies, such is the importance placed on the Brexit question. Labour cannot rely on party loyalties alone to convince the voters that it is taking the right stance. The same is conversely true from the leavers perspective whereby the Tories equally cannot count on previous loyalties alone to get them re-elected. Many people will vote with conscience rather than allegiance in the next General Election. The Tories at least for the moment seem to know on which side of the argument they stand, the Lib Dems as well, but Labour’s message is still vague and non-committal offering more of the same to voters and a lengthier process to boot until the matter becomes finally resolvable. The Labour Party may be offering more options of choice than any other party present but you can get baffled by an array of choice. The general public seem to want a quick fix to these matters and that is what they will be looking for in the next General Election. The Public now sees the Brexit matter as Black or White ( Leave or Remain) and that unfortunately is how they will react to whats on offer and that’s how they will vote. It is human nature to seek to resolve matters quickly and the public will use a general election as an opportunity to resolve this Brexit dilemma quickly and once and for all. What we will see is a mirror image of what happened in the last EU election. It is going to be almost a single issue Election with each side of the Brexit argument wanting to get their own way. Under these circumstances it is unlikely that Jeremy Corbyn and Labour will be able to sell their proposals to the general public because there is simply no appetite for what they may consider to be another long drawn out process.
Like a spoilt child the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has prorogued parliament in order to try and get his own way. Have we ever encountered an act of irresponsibly as big as this. In a time of crisis for Britain the Prime Minister( and how much it pains me to have to refer to him as such) has simply chosen to abandon the normal functioning of government in order to silence his critics and to give him a better opportunity to press ahead with his own agenda without the limitations that parliament could impose on the crazy megalomaniac. Still intent on wrecking Britain and pressing ahead with no deal this prime minister cares nothing at all about Britain he only seems to recognise his own agenda and ambitions. Boris Johnson is bad for Britain! Parliament to him is not a democratic tool it is an obstacle. He still believes he can run the show like he did as London Mayor without opposition. Parliament is another matter and he has already been defeated. So now his idea is to silence parliament to make obstacles to obstruct parliament. This prime minister is just a childish Megalomaniac, a spoilt public schoolboy who is used to getting his own way. Bodge-it is certainly not going to face the horrible consequences of of a British recession and a one sided and exploitative trade deal with the USA. None of these Brexiteers will. Why do you think that the likes of the condescending Rees Mogg support Brexit? These are opportunistic venture capitalists hoping to erode working and living conditions. The likes of Rees Moog would have you living in a Victorian Slum if they could and working for nothing more than to pay them rent and enough food to give you the energy just enough to slave for them the next day. Jacob Rees Mogg is so obsessed with Victorian values he has even written a book about it this speaks volumes in itself. These are simply the people that you don’t want running this country or telling us what’s best for Britain because what they are really saying is what’s best for them. The situation that can offer them the best possible opportunity and outcome is all that they are really interested in.
These Brexiteering venture capitalists see Brexit as an opportunity to destroy Britain and British institutions. They see it as an opportunity to attack and suppress the working classes and erode their rights. There is no better opportunity than a recession in order to do it, this much they have learnt from Margaret Thatcher who did the same. Economic factors play a large part in offering opportunities to impose change. In a period of uncertainty and desperation often bodes well to make sweeping changes in legislation relating to worker’s rights and conditions of service including pay and minimum wage. Through a recession these keen Brexiteers aim to drive down labour costs and increase unemployment. These are the economic variables that lead to desperation for the working classes which ultimately lead to a relaxation of labour laws and regulations. This is an erosion of conditions for the workers which leads to opportunity to exploit the workforce. High unemployment makes challenging the situation untenable which gives power to the bosses and venture capitalists. Brexit will therefore only lead to misery for the working classes with an erosion of your standards of living and your worker’s rights.
Bodge-it is hiding the truth from you that no deal suits him best
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Has anyone told you how much Brexit will cost you as an individual or as a family? Did you know that you are likely to be between £2000-3000 a year worse off as a result of Brexit.
Did you know that the average British citizen will be between £2000-3000 worse off as a result of Brexit, that probably means you
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What is wrong with British people it seems that you must just like a bad deal. There has been a significant rise in the amount of people drawn to European based supermarkets in the last decade or more yet the British people seem willing to loose all these benefits by supporting Brexit and heading towards a ‘no deal Brexit’ . So what I can summise is that the British people either just don’t know a good deal when they have one or simply like paying over the odds for commodities. When we leave the EU we will be held to ransom again through the inflated prices of the British and American based supermarket chains often supplying inferior produce at inflated prices. Competition will be reduced and consumer choice will be stiffled. Many of the British people who voted for Brexit will be the same people that shop in these lower priced supermarkets. These same supermarkets will not be able to supply these goods in the same way that they do now. They may well disappear completely. Cheaper and often better European alternatives will be no more. The spending power of British folk will be reduced as we will be forced to pay more for the same goods. Are we just stupid why don’t we see this?
European Supermarkets softened the blows of Tory Austerity Measures for many
European Supermarkets softened the blows of recent Tory Austerity Measures for many British people by offering better deals than traditional supermarkets. Many British people took advantage of this during the period of austerity and continue to do so having realised that the quality of the produce is often much better and much cheaper than the British alternatives. This helped people’s money go farther as prices were rising and wages kept low. Now it seems that the British have got so used to this that they are now simply taking it for granted. However with Brexit this will all change. It is likely that the likes of Aldi and Lidl could just disappear after Brexit with the consequences of poorer consumer choice and the higher prices and often inferior quality of the traditional British Supermarket Chains. This will be as a result of tariffs going onto European produce forcing price rises. For the likes of Aldi and Lidl their current reason to be is because they can offer their goods at competitive prices. This situation is not likely to exist post Brexit. As a result consumers will be forced to pay more for their goods. So the British folk currently looking for a bargain to stretch out their income will soon loose this advantage. So the British will be paying more of their household income on food and other commodities. What is wrong with the British once out for a good deal but so keen to simply discard a very good deal and replace it with a rubbish ‘no deal Brexit’. Tell me where is the sense in that? Who but the very dim witted would do that?
Boris Johnson has made his gambit positioning himself for a General Election by morphing in Nigel Farage mk II in an attempt to persuade Farage’s supporters to vote for him instead. He is re-positioning the Tories as a right to far right party. This strategy is a gamble because firstly it could alienate many in his own Party and he also counting on there being the same 3.6% majority in favour of the Leave Campaign without a swing in favour of Remain. He is hoping to take a large slice of the Brexit Party’s support away from Farage. This move is more about appeasing the far right in his own party than doing what is right and best for the country as a whole. This is reckless and reactionary politics playing into the hands of the far right in Britain. It is irresponsible politics.
Maths has never been a strength of Bodge-it and chances are he has miscalculated
It appears that Bodge-it has oversimplified the mathematics yet again to draw the conclusion that he will win a General Election. It appears that he has calculated that whoever commands the 3.6% in favour of Leave will win. What he has failed to grasp that this majority albeit very slender was composed of cross party loyalties which when it comes to a General Election may not be so easily predicted as many ‘Remainers’ wouldn’t consider voting Tory just to get Brexit completed. It is just not that simplistic. The recent success of the Brexit Party may not be be repeatable under General Election conditions because for many the appeal of that Party lay simply in a protest vote. Also looking at the composition of the overall vote in the recent EU elections showed that overall support for Brexit had actually decreased but this vote was split over a few Parties. Again this situation may not be replicated in a General Election. Many Labour supporters who wanted to Remain in the EU were protesting against the Labour Party’s vague position at that time. This has forced Labour in particular to modify and clarify it’s position. Again we are likely to see a drift back towards Labour in a General Election. Finally the SNP’s inability to do anything to halt Brexit may have the biggest effect on a General Election. This situation may come as a realisation for Scottish voters who may be attracted to a less regional Party that could have influence over what happens regarding Brexit. Scottish voters may well understand the need to vote for a UK wide party that could actually prevent both Scotland’s and the Uk’s departure rather than vote with possible devolution on their minds as the highest priority.
Finally many have come to realise that what they were sold in the referendum was not a true picture. As a result many will have changed their minds fearful of the real implications of leaving the EU. Fearful for their jobs and their livelihoods it would be inconceivable that there hasn’t now been a considerable swing in favour of remain.
Bodge-it is a politician of ideals with little true grasp of the issue. His attention to detail is scant and his grasp of the mathematics involved is questionable. I believe that he is over confident placing far too much faith in his own abilities and could be underestimating the strength of feeling against him. He is after all an unelected Prime Minister. The same thing that happened to Theresa May could also happen to him.
With a likely ‘No Deal Brexit’ looming and an immature megalomaniac now running the show ( more of a pantomime really) it would appear that the Tories have opted for a course of political suicide. A no deal Brexit will no doubt be a disaster for the UK’s Economy. This is something that the public will never forgive or forget. Oh no we won’t! They will hold the Conservatives accountable for this impending disaster and rightly so because what we have now is an administration run by ruthess & reckless Brexiteers and a Prime Minister who seems more concerned about morphing into Farage MkII, None of which have considered the likely impact of a no deal Brexit on the ordinary people of Britain. This administration led by Boris Johnson (Bodge-it Johnson) seem determined to take us out the EU without a deal regardless of the consequences. This Conservative Party will be forever remembered as the party of no deal, the ‘No Deal Tories’ who damaged Britain. Bodge has insured that his name will not be forgotten nor will it be revered and yet he still may go on to steal the accolade of being Britain’s worst Prime Minister a title which David Cameron currently holds.
Is this really the best plan that the Tories could come up with: put a childish megalomaniac in charge and damn the consequences? The Tories opt for political suicide
By putting in a position of power a spoilt and childish megalomaniac in charge of dealing with this sensitive issue they seem only to have angered the Europeans and rightly so. This in my opinion is opting for an act of political suicide. I am not so concerned about this but the impact of a no deal on the UK is what concerns me more. Yes I would like to see the Conservatives disappear but not by having to pay the price of huge economic catastrophe that leaving the EU without a deal or leaving at all will obviously be. I don’t want to see my country wrecked by the lunacy of a stupidly childish megalomaniac more intent on making a name for himself than having a care for the the citizens of the UK. This in my opinion is a treasonous act of irresponsibility. Generations to come will feel the disastrous consequences of leaving the EU without a deal and that is what concerns me.
Let the Tories opt for political suicide but count me out
If Bodge-it wants to commit political suicide and drive the Tories over the edge of a cliff well count me out from such yobbish behaviour and count out all the reasonable and sane people who can see the error of this. Many British citizens will pay the price for this reckless gamble with their jobs, their livelihood and their homes for nothing other than the political meanderings of a bunch of foolish politicians intent upon misleading the public. Having no Tory Party and having no Boris Johnson would not be a bad thing, but living in a severely harmed UK would be! In the future post Brexit there will be nowhere for the Tories to hide and no excuses to make for they themselves have chosen to opt to gamble recklessly with the UK’s economic position and wellbeing, They, themselves, put in charge a childish megalomaniac intent upon dealing with the issue childishly and smashing up his toys when he could not get his own way. This has been the Conservative’s act of foolishness thus they have opted for political suicide.
This is my question for Scotland, do you hate the Tories more than you support the idea of devolution and which problem should you address first? It is all well and good supporting the ideal of devolution but until that opportunity arises which is your main concern, surely it must be who is likely to govern the UK in the interim period because these are the policies that will affect you in the short term. It would appear that a vote for the SNP is a luxury which you may not be able to afford if by doing so you put in place another Tory Government. Many in Scotland would prefer to remain in the EU but can this be achieved with a vote for the SNP? The SNP will not be in a position to govern the UK nor to determine whether or not the the UK remains in the EU. Which is the more immediate threat: a Tory Government that is hell bent on taking the UK out of the EU or the luxury of having the SNP govern Scotland whilst being unable to avert the impending and immediate danger
What is Scotland’s best chance of remaining in the EU?
If Scotland wants to avoid being taken out of the EU then surely it must place it’s hopes of devolution or another referendum on that subject on the back burner and deal instead with the more immediate threat by supporting a Party that can prevent the Uk’s departure from the EU. The SNP will not be able to prevent Scotland from being taken out of the EU before devolution so what is the more immediate danger either not getting another chance to vote on devolution or our impending departure from the EU? Scotland must make up it’s mind what is it’s biggest threat and where it’s priorities lie. It’s all very well voting for a Party promising devolution as it’s long term goal but this may come at a price of not being able to influence the outcome of the more immediate threat.
Is Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP indirectly supporting Tory Rule and aggravating Scotlands hopes of remaining in the EU?
Scottish voters need to ask themselves questions regarding whether or not they believe that by offering their support and loyalty to Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP they are not indirectly supporting continued Tory rule and perhaps even aggravating Scottish hopes of remaining in the EU. As I mentioned the SNP are powerless to alter the course of Brexit on their own and in their relative isolation. Perhaps then the luxury of voting in the SNP in Scotland should be put aside for the time being at least. Brexit is not a regional matter and all parts of the UK must unify if they are to have a chance of opposing it by voting for a cross border National Political Party that is willing to oppose Brexit. Regional matters must be shelved for the time being for the long term good of Scotland and the UK as a whole otherwise the Tories will triumph.
The politics of Boris Johnson are Infantile, childish and naive if he believes that the EU will give in to his demands. No one leaves a club then expects the same privileges of its membership whilst not paying the subscription. There is no possibility of Free trade once we leave. The EU will not leave its borders open in Ireland because smugglers will quickly take advantage of this area of weakness. And finally bills have to be paid. Is this really the best that Bodge-it can come up with? His political naivety and childishness is embarrassing. To go to the EU with a set of embarrassingly ill thought out demands is just going to be a waste of time. A deal has to be amenable to both sides in a negotiation not just a one sided petulant rant from a spoilt public schoolboy who wants his own way. All very well banging your fists on the table in the cabinet office of Downing Street for the cameras: that’s not going to get you very far in the real world of actually doing a deal with the EU. The Conservative Party may have given into his demands and petulant rants to give him the job which he is neither intellectually capable of nor temperamentaly qualified to do but he will not find the EU such a pushover. Just making himself a persistent nuisance is not a strategy that is going to work with the EU.
Bodge-it Johnson has won the Conservative Party Leadership Contest to become Britain’s next Prime Minister can anything really be more ridiculous and embarrassing for Britain? The whole thing just smacks of desperation really in that the Tories were unable to find anyone more suitable really just speaks volumes about the lack of talent and ambition in the Conservative Party at this time. Instead they are willing to make an uncalculated gamble with the welfare of the British Economy by placing their faith in a recklessness and self seeking, self promoting, bungling and baffooning bodger. Tories need to go before they do any more harm to the UK. They are incompetent in government. This is the 3rd change of Prime Minister since they came into power. If they cannot even select their own leader wisely without having to make multiple attempts to do it correctly then how can they seriously be trusted to govern the UK? I suspect that this will not be the last leadership contest that we witness from this shambles.
Bodge-it Johnson has already shown that he is no match for Trump. Bodge-it has been easily won over by Trump’s flattery and Bodge-it is so self obsessed and vain that he fell for it, so much so that regarding the British ambassador to America he failed to to defend him and just let Trump have his own way. What this indicates is that the NHS is certainly not safe with Bodge-it in charge because he will always defer to Trump. Bodge cannot be trusted to enter into negotiations with Trump because he is not up to it! Britain is not safe it will be open to exploitation of the big greedy Trump.