If we leave the EU without a deal it will not because of the next Tory leader, it’ll be because of Labour, SNP, Plaid Cymru and Lib Dem MPs will not vote with the government. With the support of the mainstream Left the next Prime Minister could easily ignore the no-deal rantings of the ERG head-bangers and minimise job losses when we leave. Yet, despite our having a national referendum in which more than 33 million people voted, these 300 leftist MPs are trying to frustrate the democratically expressed will of the people. (This is very odd since Leftists profess to believe that everyone is equal, and presumably their votes are as well).
Opposition MPs will oppose any deal simply because they cannot bring themselves to vote with the government, when the government is being run by a party that the Left have spent so much time and effort in demonising. Because a majority of Tory MPs are abiding by the result of the referendum, the Left is instinctively rejecting it; dog-whistle politics. The leftist MPs will doubtless cite many arguments or worse, principles*, as to why they cannot support a deal but ultimately they would rather 300,000 British people lose their jobs than that they, the Elect, the Superior, the Progressive, the Only Selectively Rascist should have to vote with a Tory government.
The Lib-Dems were badly burned by governing in coalition with the Tories, their supporters deserted them en-masse when the Lib-Dems were involved in making the sort of hard, and unpopular, decisions that are unavoidable in government. The Left’s supporters are actually even more “principled” than their elected representatives, virtue-signalling poseurs. Morally superiority can be a fun, competitive sport for the whole family.
Brexit is not a party question, it is not the stated policy of one main party being opposed by HM Loyal Opposition. However we got here, and whether one party largely supports the result of the referendum, we decided nationally. The Labour manifesto for the 2017 General Election promised to “respect the result of the Referendum”. Two years later, the Labour MPs elected under that promise are attempting to have the referendum result overturned by stealth, (they don’t want to look like they’re acting undemocratically, hence the “confirmatory” vote). Labour has given itself a difficult task, to screw over the electorate for elitist reasons while pretending that the Tories caused the subsequent recession. A real high-wire act that they can only maintain if the media never seriously question them. You might think that the anti-semitism issue is just a distraction engineered by Jeremy Corbyn** to give the BBC (another elitist Remainer institution) something to act tough about for a couple of years. Always end with a joke.
For reasons of vanity posing as Leftist principle, for the preservation of their self-images and their supporter base, and because the media have the attention span of a retarded goldfish, we will probably leave the EU without a deal. The Left are demanding the next Prime Minister take No Deal “off the table”, while at the same time they will be the reason that we leave without a deal. They’re seeking to pin the blame on someone else as soon and as thoroughly as possible.
Charles D. F. Board
* Principle; What you say when you cannot think of anything better, cannot stop yourself, just WANT to refuse to compromise or are actually caught in bed with a dead Labrador.
** “A communist is just a badly dressed N.A.Z.I.” ***
*** N.A.Z.I.; National Socialist German Workers Party.