I am sick of hearing warnings about how if #Brexit is cancelled it will result in violence and therefore we should go ahead with brexit through fear of racists
A lot of this comes from the right who know their project #Brexit is falling apart but whoever now expects anything better or indeed anything good at all from them. It's when you hear it from left wingers it really angers me
People who are receptive to the idea that immigrants have taken the jobs or depressed wages or pushed up housing costs or stretched public services often have genuine grievances in employment housing or access to health and education which are ignored
The rightwing elite plays on these grievances because it has no intention of addressung people's legitimate grievances but is very aware of the anger it causes and if immigrants r scapegoated the people who r responsible escape blame
anyone who really wants to actually beat the far right must address these grievances and I believe corbyn mcdonnell and Co are sincere in wanting to do this the right is seeking not to address the anger
But what you on no account must do is indulge the far rights bigotry or give in to far right demands to make life nasty for scapegoated minorities
If you indulge the racists you may get some temporary popularity or the odd favourable daily express headline but it never ever makes anyone less angry because it does not make anyone's life any better
Creating a hostile environment for immigrants dies not make anyone's lives any better because usually immigrants aren't really to blame. those areas which have least actual immigration that are often most likely to demand less of it.
So when the anger doesn't subside the Tommy Robinsons of this world will seek out more scapegoats and demand more extreme discrimination and politicians who give in to them find they have given legitimacy to hate mongers those who feed the beast find they have fattened it
Yet what exactly does the far right want most at the present time but #Brexit who is challenging the hate and lies about immigrants but the anti #Brexit movement what will be the racists biggest defeat? Stopping #Brexit so what does the left DO?
Some on the left particularly those close to Jeremy corbyn appear to be pandering to it. The motivation however appears to be not love of #brexitinquiry but hatred for the pro European movement and it is this hatred that motivates them
The fact that #Brexit will in no way improve the lives of those who voted for it and will by any objective measure worsen, possibly dramatically, the grievances that led to it appears to matter less than their dislike of a movement they actually have much common ground with
When 700000 people marched against brexit corbyn went to Switzerland whilst mcdonnell and abbot were at a conference in London about tackling the far right which by pure coincidence wax on samev day whose real purpose was to ignore the people actually fighting the far right
You see this with Corbyn who invariably manages to be out of the country when there is a big demonstration or chooses to discuss bus fares at times of constitutional crisis
It is true that there have been frequent #Fbpe attacks on corbyn but these are mostly due to the suspicion that corbyn is a brexiter if he saw brexit for the evil it is these attacks would drop to near zero.
Corbyn has stayed near silent on the illegal over spending of vote leave the Cambridge analytica scandal and the considerable evidence of Russian interference as if dislike of stop #Brexit blinds him to the huge danger these tactics will be used against him if #Brexit stands
And this determination not to side with the stop brexit movement has led to some on the left to adopt a position of abject moral bankruptcy
Owen Jones argued that Russian interference or didn't matter because it didn't effect how people in Lancashire or Yorkshire voted as if winding up anti brexit campaigners was more important than the fact that ignoring brexiters crimes will mean they will be used against labour
When you hear Diane abbott who gets far right hate mail by the sack full insist #Brexit the far rights greatest victory can't be challenged despite all evidence to the contrary their #Brexit policy is defeatest fundamentalism google.co.uk/amp/s/www.dail…
The absurd idea of fighting a #Brexit GE which can't be won without remainer votes that ignores the remainer key demand that leave voters won't believe either stems in my view from a desire to do anything to thwart the stop brexit movement than realistic politics
As a result the Labour left on #Brexit have come to look like a force pursuing a retreating army that intended to pillage their homes with the intention of surrendering to them even though they know that army shoots prisoners.
My hope is that labour will eventually have no choice but to back a people's vote the Labour membership overwhelmingly backs it the majority of Labour voters want one there is no possibility of renegotiation and Labour won't for all its faults back no deal #Brexit
Nonetheless I have the impression that Corbyn and Mcdonnell have a desire to make this as hard as possible before surrendering to the inevitable.
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