Labour announce backing for a second Brexit referendumWatch
Jeremy Corbyn will tell a meeting of Labour MPs that the party will support or put forward an amendment in favour of a public vote to "prevent a damaging Tory Brexit being forced on the country".
"The prime minister is recklessly running down the clock, in an attempt to force MPs to choose between her botched deal and a disastrous no-deal," he is due to tell them. "We cannot and will not accept."
What do you think about this? It will be interesting to see if a motion can even pass Parliament, since at present, the only thing that unites the house is that May's deal is awful (and that a No Deal is awful of course). But whether such an amendment for a second referendum could command a majority on this issue (a second vote) is another story.
Something he should've done years ago. Only 2 years behind the Lib-Dems ...
"This Vote is your decision, nobody elses, not politician's, not Parliament's, not lobby groups, not mine. Just you, you the British people will decide... and it will be the final decision.
The referendum that is happening will be a once in a generation choice, an In or Out referendum. When the British people speak, their voice will be respected, not ignored. If we vote to Leave then we will Leave. There will not be another renegotiation and another referendum"
Bad decision (I say as a Labour member) - will alienate voters, disrespect the vote in 2016, and mean Labour has to contest on the remain side with SNP, TIG, Lib Dem, Plaid and Green whilst Tories (and maybe UKIP/Brexit Party) appeal to those who voted leave. It is not only a wrong decision but probably an electorally bad tactic.
Jeremy Corbyn, Mr. Unelectable; the terrorist sympathiser, the man who seems to only say the same things every time, the man who complains about a Tory government being 'forced onto us' as though he forgets what government we currently have.
However, I do have to retract that previous hat-top, for one simple reason: he's planning on deconstructing democracy, one of the sweetest things politics has to offer.
The previous democratic referendum won in favour of leaving the EU, i.e. more people voted to leave than to stay. I have to say that last part, because some people simply don't understand how democracy works. A majority wins, end of story.
He can't now try and get a second referendum passed, just because he and his followers don't like the outcome. There would be nationwide outrage - believe it or not - and the social situation would be worse than it is now. Society would simply go nuts.
Not to mention that this could go on ad infinitum. What if the second referendum does go through, and we do have another vote, and the vote to remain won? Would we have a third referendum because the leave supporters are up in arms? It could go on and on and on and...
So, I do wish Mr. Corbyn and his crew the best of luck in this. But if he seriously believes democracy will be damaged in spite of his own petulance, then he has another thing coming.
Corbyn gets the leadership by being a man of the people, only to be manhandled by his own party. A bit like Trump
We’re only going to get a real change of business as usual if we elect radical parties not tied to the establishment in power. One individual is not enough. Trumps already caved on immigration, next Corbyn will be supporting a coup in Venezuela