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We have reached the end of the road with this Tory disaster, this quantum of #Brexit created & destroyed by & for Tories, a Frankenstein Brexit which now should tear to pieces the party that made it. Schrödinger's Brexitstein Monster, the movie. But what should @UKLabour do now?
First, it is really important for all of us in every party to know what Brexiters & #TheresaMay hoped we never would know: we were able to trigger this #Brexit attempt to become independent because by the terms of the TEU we were in fact independent & free to use #Article50.
As @joannaccherry has insisted in Parliament (something also said almost in passing by Kenneth Clarke), we can #RevokeArticle50 now to avert a disastrous #NoDealBrexit. That doesn't have to be the end of Brexiter hopes. It gives us the time that we need to reflect & rethink.
For #TheresaMay all freedom of action & thought is anathema, the one thing she cannot abide. She paid £100,000s of our public money in a futile attempt to fight the case @joannaccherry & others took to the #ECJ:
So now, because #TheresaMay's tactics have brought us so close to the #NoDealBrexit cliff edge, we must exercise the freedom to act that we have as an independent state within the #EU to #RevokeArticle50. It's not a favour we beg of the #EU Council. It's a thing we can do.
Yesterday on @BBCPM with #TheresaMay defeated, Robert Tombs (Professor of French History at Cambridge) said we should now do a #NoDealBrexit, jump off the cliff. If after some years we didn't like those tidally slimy seaweed green chalky boulders, we might try to climb back.
So some of these #NoDealBrexit fanatics believe the damage done by trying no deal is not a big deal: we can trash the economy & then maybe undo the damage, call #EU Rescue for help & put Humpty-Dumpty together again. Their hell is a pause for reflection with #Brexit on hold.
The price we must pay (apart from the billions the Tories have already wasted in trying to use our membership of the #EU as a weapon to fight their own civil wars) is a loss of esteem already forgone, and a need to elect MEPs. That's a gain, an arena for thought about the #EU.
Leave aside the disaster professors, most people now probably know #Brexit's not simple. As GB of @OfficeGSBrown suggests in @guardian, #Ireland's Citizens' Assemblies may offer a way to rethink: theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
Can @jeremycorbyn do that? And can it be done? Can the forces that "merely from nervousness, not from goodwill, marched along shoulder to shoulder" through the 'No' lobbies against #TheresaMay's half-baked not-quite-MV3 reunite for a pause, for 3 R's: to Revoke, Refocus, Rethink?
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