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Charlie McEwan @CharMcew
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Brexit came from nearly 40 years of Tory governments, with a Tory lite respite, beating people down and keeping wealth amongst themselves.

It came from schools being picked apart and sold to the highest bidder. Now our education system is made up of academy's ran by businesses.
It came from making it harder to obtain further education, inflating tuition prices extortionately, and for those coming out the other side there's simply nothing to put that expensive degree to use.
It came from British industries being sold off to countries like China, leaving thousands of steel workers, automotive workers, factory's of various sizes, without work. Pushing them into a benefit system...
A benefit system that says there are jobs out there for you, but offers you, a hypothetical individual who used to earn £26,000p.a and provide for your family of four, a job paying around £16,000, and that you're benefits will stop anyway if you DONT take the 10 grand cut...
It came from social housing being scrapped in huge figures, year on year, with the added confusion of making housing and immigration the same issue, and not separate issues of their own. Meaning people were losing council housing to find new migrants were getting them...
Rather than addressing either issue those responsible for Brexit, the Tories, have fed a narrative to those THEY have let down, that it's the people coming into this country, in search of a better life, better opportunities, that are your enemy...
It's come from the NHS being suffocated, leaving people on waiting lists that see their death come before their appointment.

It comes from pensioners having the goalposts moved constantly, while, in their eyes, people who haven't worked and haven't put in as much get paid...
It comes from huge cuts to other public services, such as policing, which, again, confuses situations when violence goes up in the poorest areas, because poorer areas have higher number of ethnicities, so it's easier to blame them than the cuts to police...
It's come from years of being told "recession is over" all because one of Osbournes personal funds has performed well on the LSE. All the while high street after high street is decimated. Have a guess the socioeconomic classification of those working in those shops...
As a Remainer, it would be wonderful if Brexit could be simplified as, those who voted for it are racist. But as a member of the working class, born and raised in a city long, long forgotten by the Tories (well, until an act of terror occurs... photo op) I can see that isn't true
Those who see themselves as being so superior to anybody that voted leave, clearly don't see just how long people in this country have been suffering. I'm 27 and was born into it and have inherited it myself with adulthood...
My suffering? The same in-work poverty effecting millions. The endless tedium of JUST making enough to get by, month to month, no saving. God forbid you get floored with an undiagnosed illness keeping you off work for 4 months, no pay, waiting 36 weeks for a specialist appt...
I'll own up to initially thinking, immediately after the referendum, what the fuck does this say about our country!? That such a right-winged ideal has been backed by a majority. Over time I've reflected and looked at the state of the country and LISTENED to reasonable chat...
From those who voted in favour of such a seismic change, not because they had particularly strong feelings about FOM, or immigration as a whole, or the european union itself, but because for the first time in a long time they had the chance to break the status quo...
A status quo that has been breaking them.

So let's hypothesize that you just completely dismiss them again, and cast them aside because 'Leave broke the law' or 'you were lied to, idiots.' What does that tell them? It tells them that not a single politician is to be trusted...
However small the leave camp is now, that's if we're to believe what polls are telling us, the fact that initially, over half the country voted to leave HAS to be listened to. However much I dislike it, however many lies were told to get there, and whatever has changed since...
So, to Jeremy Corbyn and his stance which 'defys the party'. That 'ignores his membership'. How exactly does it do that? This is from the party conference last year, agreed on by members...
Do I personally think we should try to renegotiate the deal? No, I believe @Keir_Starmer far more capable than... whoever it is now, but it's still never gonna be better than what we had. But do I think people deserve to be fundamentally ignored and overlooked? Absolutely not...
Everything I mentioned above doesn't magically dissipate if we stay in the EU. I'm a Remainer, but that is absolutely fact. Staying in the EU doesn't fix what's broken in our country and doesn't remove the tumour of villainous Tory austerity slowly killing us...
So, I don't want a renegotiated deal, I want us to remain in the EU, but ultimately I'll stand with @jeremycorbyn because in a party that saw it's leadership abandon huge numbers of its membership in the past, adding fuel to brexit, Jeremy is doing his best to listen to all...
He's not saying I'm only listening to one side, or I'm only listening to the other. He's saying he recognises the circumstances that led to Brexit, and that the effects of a decade of Tory austerity, won't just disappear by saying "Labour is the party of remain!"...
And it's really easy to dismiss all of that, if you have a bit of cash and know a few small business owners who might lose their vegan coffee shops if it happens. Bottom line is, we're fucked if we remain or leave IF we keep the Tories in power...
So me screaming "NO JEREMY, IM A MEMBER AND I WANT TO REMAIN! I WONT VOTE FOR YOU BECAUSE YOU WONT GIVE ME WHAT I WANT 😭" won't do any good for anybody. Getting behind a radical alternative to the shambolic and shameless centre right to right rule of the last 40 yrs or so, will.
I'm not a cultist. I'm moderately educated, and I'd like to think I'd choose a far more captivating individual than an Arsenal supporting, allotment enthusiast from Chippenham as my messiah.

But I do believe in #JC4PM2019.

🌹 #socialistsunday
See @shaunjlawson, impossible to sum that up in 280 characters 😂...
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