CLUELESS Jeremy Corbyn faced outright mutiny on Brexit last night as Labour went into nuclear meltdown over Soviet-style plots, coups and threats of brutal purges. The Labour leader was humiliated at his party conference after party big beasts declared war on his “Brexit fudge” and demanded they back Remain. Emily Thornberry warned Labour will be hammered in the election unless they stop sitting on the fence. And Labour London mayor Sadiq Khan savaged Mr Corbyn’s lack of leadership as he warned that staying neutral “is not an option”. But Corbyn attack dog and union boss Len McCluskey openly slammed Ms Thornberry for her disloyalty and said Remainer frontbenchers should quit. Meanwhile, a fierce row erupted over what Brexit position will be debated by activists on the party conference floor today.And Jeremy Corbyn was sent reeling by the shock resignation of a key hard left aide – after a botched bid to take out deputy leader Tom Watson. Gleeful … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn faces Labour mutiny as party heavyweights declare war on ‘Brexit fudge’ and demand they back Remain
Lib dem policy on brexit
If the president of the United States, a non-European, feels entitled to air his views about Brexit, I see no reason why the outgoing president of the European council, Donald Tusk – a much more agreeable Donald – should not air his. Quoting Hannah Arendt, Tusk said: “Things only become irreversible when people start to think so.” Tusk, who rightly thinks the very idea of Brexit is, to quote another US observer, Michael Bloomberg, “a mistake”, says: “Don’t give up.” The whole thrust of Boris Johnson’s and his ally (up to a point) Nigel Farage’s approach is to make people think the result of the 2016 referendum is “irreversible”. It isn’t. But it is important that Remainers should try to make a better fist of the advantages of EU membership than they have managed so far. The impression given by the hard-core “alt-right” is that we have been kicked around over the years by … [Read more...] about Brexit will make all the election spending promises hard to keep
THE Home Secretary gave an exclusive interview to the Sun on Sunday where she revealed her fears over Jeremy Corbyn becoming Prime Minister. Priti Patel said the Labour leader would be a "chilling" risk to national security if was in No 10. She fears his past associations could cloud his judgement and put mistrust between him and the security services. Ms Patel tore into him for spending much of his political career cosying up to Britain’s enemies. It came after Mr Corbyn confirmed Labour had agreed on their manifesto, after hammering out the details yesterday. Follow our live blog below for all the latest General Election 2019 news and Brexit updates...Ellie Cambridge1 minute agoNovember 17, 2019RECAP – ALL THE ACTION FROM YESTERDAY Home Secretary Priti Patel revealed her fears of Jeremy Corbyn's 'chilling' risk to national security if he gets the top job. She told The Sun on Sunday his previous links with terrorist groups could hamper his ability to … [Read more...] about General Election 2019: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is ‘chilling’ risk to national security, reveals Home Secretary
For the past 40 years, the Conservative party has always championed an economic theory. Whether 1980s monetarism or 2010s austerity economics, I thought them bunk. But while Nigel Lawson or George Osborne were clearly wrong, at least there was an intellectual underpinning for their actions, an underpinning you could shoot at. You also knew that, one way or another, Tory policy was aiming to serve the mainstream business interest. British business represented by the CBI or the various trade association lobbies, notably the Corporation of the City of London, had privileged access and policy reflected their preoccupations. Business might sometimes complain, but in the round it knew it was heard. No more. The conversion of the Tory party into the Brexit party has robbed it of both an intellectual structure and its reliable association with the business mainstream. Brexit has stripped the party of its brain and left it with just a frame of mind – Europhobia. So when Carolyn Fairbairn, … [Read more...] about How could it be that the Tories have turned their back on the best of British industry?