There would be no need for Tory taxation rises if the public owned the utilities and railways. Privatisations need to be reversed and put back into public ownership. This is simple and straightforward economics.
What should the Labour Party do now following election defeat and a change in leadership? Quite simply the Labour Party needs to remain calm and stop itself from having inner doubts. It needs to avoid self doubt and sweeping changes to it’s policies. The Labour Party should be reminding itself that the last General Election was fought and won on a single issue, that of Brexit. The last election was not an election about policies or real politics: it was simply fought as a right wing agenda of getting Brexit done and past the winning post, which had been stalling for many months under the governance of the Tories. This single agenda election polarised the electorate or basically turned off voters and put them in a state of apathy.
With election defeat it has unquestionably left the many withbthe feeling about ‘ what should the Labour Party do to be more electable and bring back voters?’. In the last General Election the Labour Party was unable to define a credible policy about Brexit and failed to get voters on board to the idea of having further ballots. So sick of the idea that Brexit should take up any more time, ideas of perhaps putting any further debate back to voters was a turn off for most voters who simply wanted a conclusion and end to debate. There was little scrutiny of any other policies going on in this election: so Labour can rest assured it didn’t loose the election because of it’s policies.
PM Boris Johnson is claiming victory for the deal struck with the EU but isn’t all this, including the run up to the deal, just posturing. The whole thing has just been posturing or more clearly just a Pantomime from start to finish. There never was doubt that a deal was going to be done because it had to be done to save face. A no deal would certainly have kicked the Tories into political oblivion by an act of suicide. Now in truth the whole exercise just looks like a vehicle used by Boris Johnson to ouwst Theresa May and obtain leadership and power in a egotistical political quest that smacks of ambition more than to be a political servant to the will of the people.
So in the run up to the deal we witnessed tough talk but it was all just empty posturing done as an act of showmanship. It was a complete act but equally transparent like the script of a Pantomine. The whole thing smacked of being rehearsed and all the characters were transparent. The truth is that Bodge it simply had no choice other than to strike some kind of deal. The EU would also have understood this but went along with the show almost like an audience at a Pantomime, but all the while ensuring that they would be the real winners. So how does the deal compare to what was promised? From what I have read it doesn’t bear much semblance to what was actually promised. It puts Northern Ireland in jeopardy of seeking actual independence from the UK and could mean a reintroduction of the tensions and troubles as the possibility of a unified Ireland takes focus. Goods in the UK are likely to be more expensive as a result of added red tape. Fisheries have been thrown to the lions as the sacrifice for retaining tariff free trading. Not to mention the chaos for businesses and movement that will happen as a result of leaving a mere week (less if you take into account the holidays) to sort out all the additional details and protocol required, and all because Boris Johnson and the government wanted to sort out the deal in the lowest possible profile hoping that it would slip by largely unnoticed. ‘Bodge it’ was in a tight corner but as usual he is attempting to claim victory where in actual fact there has been none at all. The reality is that the whole thing has been a rather embarrassing fiasco showing up, Boris Johnson, ‘ Bodge-it’ and his Government for what they are:incompetent.
Brexit was not a quest for Sovereignty it became a vehicle for personal political ambition and power
The electorate were promised a Brexit Deal which now looks like a lie because there clearly was no ‘Oven Ready Deal’ there at all. The electorate were clearly misled about Brexit and hence about the consequences of a no deal scenario.
The Tories now need to be taken to account on misleading the public. A no deal will be hugely consequential to the British economy and to the Tories who have to take the blame for mismanagement of the whole fiasco. The blame can be traced back to the incompetence of Cameron who mooted the whole idea in the first place. There is no one else to blame for the consequences of a no deal except the Tories and Bodge it himself in particular. No deal will cost jobs and lead to misery and a recession. The Tories will not be able to weather the storm that is coming.
Coronavirus will bring with it an economic depression that will be felt worldwide. It is certainly not a good time for Britain to be on our own in the world. We all face an uncertain future. Now is certainly not the right time to be antagonistic towards our current, existing trading partners, the EU. Coronavirus has certainly cast a shadow of doubt over the feasibility of Brexit. Without alternative trading arrangements in place Britain faces a very uncertain and unstable economic future. Despite all of this the Tories continue to aggravate the EU with a non negotiable stance which is likely to lead to a hostile set of difficult negotiations upon which the economic future depends. Still we have no signals of any phenomenal trading agreements with the USA who are most likely to sticking to a policy of America first. Without any viable alternatives we should be taking more care of our existing partnerships.
Now that Brexit is done well in a manner of speaking, and Bodge-it has declared that Britain is now open for business you might, after all the talk up and hype, have expected to see much more interest from the rest of the world outside Europe. However Britain is open for business: but no one is queuing up seems to be the reaction. Britain is open for business but no one is particularly interested. Could be as I previously predicted that now we have departed from the EU others will wait to see how desperate we are before approaching us with their exploitative deals. Well that’s just business :always looking for the best deal. After all it is 47 years since we were on our own and the world has changed during that time. It’s like an adult revisiting a place from childhood. Things look similar but at the same time so different to how you remembered them. Places are often so much smaller than in your memories of them but the real reality is that we are just bigger and we feel just too big to fit in now. Let’s hope it is not a similar experience for the UK. The world market may be smaller than what we actually remember of it 47yrs ago. We have been promised a Utopia by various politicians but we may be forced to remember that we are really quite isolated on a small island just outside Europe in which the rest of the world has relatively little interest in.
‘Let’s get Brexit done’ the General Election 2019 mantra from the Tories is just an attempt to dumb down the General Election 2019 into a single issue election. The reason they are doing this is primarily to avoid scrutiny of the key areas where the Tories have let down the British people whilst they have been in government and that amounts to every single area of policy. The Tories have failed Britain whilst in government in every single way possible. It was the Tories under Cameron that introduced this whole debacle. Now they are attempting to avoid proper scrutiny of their miserable failings by attempting to bring this General election down to a single issue Election. Don’t let them get away with it. The Tories should be held accountable for their miserable performance whilst in government by stating very clearly that we don’t want them back in power. Let’s get Brexit done should really be interpreted as let’s get Brexit dumb.
Get Brexit done is the new Tory mantra in the run up to the forthcoming General Election but why should we trust them when so far they haven’t accomplished anything at all. Let’s not forget that Brexit and the EU referendum was their idea. Since then all the Tories have accomplished is 3 changes of Leadership: 3 Tory Prime Ministers and nothing at all to show for it other than a stream of incompetences.
Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP sees a swing towards Labour as their biggest threat in the forthcoming General Election. This would undermine or postpone and prolong their ultimate ambition for devolution. This is why Sturgeon is trying to convince Scottish voters that she is closer to Labour than she and her party actually is in order to nullify any swing towards a national level political Party that can actually help Scotland defeat Brexit. It is obvious that Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP are more fearful of Labour than they are of the Tories: Labour gains in Scotland would undermine the SNP’s control of Scotland and might jeopardise or prolong Scottish Devolution. Conversely Sturgeon and the SNP have nothing to fear from the Tories. Defeat of Brexit is not a real concern for the SNP because Brexit is actually maintaining a stronger case for devolution in Scotland. Sturgeon and the SNP are really not interested in stopping Brexit nor are they in a position strong enough to do so but I believe there is an element of duplicity going on by the SNP by attempting to convince Scottish voters otherwise.
The Scottish are not the innocent victims of Brexit that they make themselves out to be
In the run up to the General Election let’s be clear who has created a ‘Divided Britain’. The Tories are responsible for creating a Divided Britain and turning this country into a problem riddled decaying dump of a country. Cameron’s idea about let People have a say in determining the running of Britain has left it in a divided Shambles. It has overseen the rise of the extreme right in Britain and allowed the under-educated masses to influence Britain’s economic and political futures. there is simply no way of wriggling out of this the Tories have caused all this mess and chaos. The Tories and their policies are to blame for the Divided nation that we now live in. In truth their policies have been running Britain into the dump for years so surely now is the right time to address Britain’s problems and get rid of this untalented shambles and get someone better in to run Britain.
Tories are responsible for: poor public services, increase of food banks, and lack of investment in NHS
The Tories have brought Britain nothing but misery. Their policies are directly responsible for the demise of public services through stifling investment in care, particularly when it comes to care for the elderly. Our communities are run down and Britain is looking like a dump. Investment is below levels which it was in 2010. Britain has been steadily going backwards under Tory rule. Food banks have been steadily on the increase as austerity measures have hit the poorest in society the hardest. The NHS is in the worst shape than it has ever been in. The Railways and public transport are in an awful state. The roads are both congested and antiquated. Rail fares have been on the increase and consumers have been receiving a worse service and being asked to pay more for it. What more do we need to know about the Tories. Whilst in government we have witnessed a long list of mismanagement and wastage of public finances and nobody has been held accountable for these fiascos. Disastrous policies for Britain. All this and the ill thought out Brexit and lack of ability to even get one of their own policies across the finishing line.
Britain deserves better than the Tories. Britain deserves better investment in our NHS and public services. Britain deserves a better transport system. Britain deserves better deals for energy consumers. Britain deserves a future.