Jeremy Corbyn's idea of breaking the #Brexit impasse with a GE on a platform of renegotiating WA is A/unlikey to happen B/ a REALLY bad strategy to win power C/ catastrofuckingly dangerous for the country for the following reasons
#Brexit GE needs Some tories to support it which is unlikely given thst keeping corbyn out is the one thing that unites they would have a leader who intends to step down which is unlikely
The DUP definitely don't want a GE as they lose their leverage and ability to extract bribes
A #Brexit GEvunlikely as corbyn would need the SNP and lib dems to support an election that ends any possiblity of stopping #Brexit when both parties hate #Brexit
A #Brexit unlikely because the SNP Lib Dems and others know that if any no confidence motion fails labour's policy is to support a 2nd ref which they would both like very much indeed a fact that won't be lost on pro #PeoplesVote labour Mps
A #Brexit GE to renegotiate but still implement #Brexit ignores the fact that the EU has declared negotiations closed reopening them would require extending article 50 t 27 countries would have to agree reopening negotiations which is highly unlikely
It is bad political strategy cos corbyns claim that he would be able to get renegotiations reopened and negotiate a miraculously better #Brexit deal is an electoral platform that insults the intelligence of the whole country and would fool no one
A #Brexit GE is bad political strategy because it assumes that every Labour voter who voted leave in 2016 a/hasn't changed their minds about #Brexit B/will vote on brexit alone C/ are all still breathing
Labour cannot win a GE without remainer votes including passionate remainers and those who voted tactically in 2017 corbyn blithely assumes he can take us for granted and totally ignore our passionate opinions
Corbyn expects the Labour membership 89% of whom are pro remain and 72% of whom want a 2nd ref to campaign in a #Brexit GE on a pro brexit platform they hate
In seeking not to offend leave voters corbyn ignores the fact that those committed to #Brexit will overwhelmingly vote tory for no deal and are often reactionaries who hate everything non brexity he stands
Corbyn assuming he actually wants power is also misjudging the mood of the nation with a 3rd GE in 4 years happening only because of brexit yet offering no resolution to it
However worse than this corbyns pursuit of a #Brexit GE is catastrofuckingky dangerous for the nation for the following reasons
It is dangerous because any #Brexit GE involves dissolving the government so no one can take decisions at a time of national crisis
Pursuing a #Brexit GE means corbyn is tacitly helping the tory right by running down the clock in pursuit of such an unlikely objective
By running down the clock with Mays deal rejected and the EU obviously unwilling to renegotiate corbyn actually makes the legal default of no that much more likely
If a GE is called what is to stop the tories setting the election date for April fools day thus making #Brexit no deal a faith accompli
It is by no means certain labour would win a GE what with a fanciful dishonest platform likely to drive remainers to the lib dems compared to a tory no deal platform which most hardcore leavers would unite around
Indeed if corbyn did secure a #Brexit GE it would be thanks to the support of his old friends and allies on the tory europhobe right who would back a GE for exactly the reasons listed above
corbyns #Brexit strategy also squander a huge huge opportunity for Labour backing a #PeoplesVote would have following upsides
A #PeoplesVote would be backed by most labour Mps the lib dem and SNP it would also be backed not only by Soubry Grieve and Co but those tories who want to avoid no deal
A #PeoplesVote would unite the anti tory vote around a common cause with powerful backing
If #Brexit was reversed in a #PeoplesVote how long would the tory government survive anyway a fact that those seeking to proffer the false alternative of a stopping #Brexit or a labour government have seemingly missed entirely
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