What do people think will happen when disaster capitalist multinationals set up shop in the UK? They will not employ locally, they'll bring their own people in. UK trade will further collapse. This is known as foreign interference, the exact opposite of 'taking back control.'
Rees-Mogg will ensure that deregulation is set in UK law allowing corporations to avoid having to deal with workers rights, bypassing EU safety standards and protectionism. Think about the effects this will have on surrounding communities and towns, they will rot from the
inside out. Already Tory constituencies have 10 times higher the amount of Govt spending than Labour or Lib Dem ones. This is by design, it is paving the way for Charter cities, freeports, deregulated zones, leading to gated communities formed by a desire for economic apartheid.
In terms of damage control, the UK post Brexit will have to grow up very fast, once foreign multinationals get their foot in the door, the devastation they unleash on peoples lives will impact heavily and take years to fix. If you think the Tories handled Covid well, if you
believe the pittance of Tory replacement funding matches the EU's contributions then you have accepted living in a post truth society that has normalized corruption while abolishing the welfare state and privatising the NHS. The problem the UK
faces is that it has never been under a fascist Govt before, many people say 'it couldn't happen here.' I hate to tell you this but it has happened, not through war in the classic sense but through a cultural, political and financial war that exploited betrayal and victimhood at
the hands of the 'evil EU'. Regaining 'stolen sovereignty' at all costs was the psychological tactic the far right instrumented in their Leave campaign, propped up with dark money, lies and demonising the 'other', the EU, lefties, woke, intellectuals and so on.
Tories will continue to divide and conquer, it's in their DNA it courses through their veins. The antithesis of that is community, grass roots campaigning, solidarity through caring, a determination to fight and rebuild everything they keep tearing down while they remain in power

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The right have always conflated Democratic Socialism with totalitarian Communism, history shows how western countries sought to force disaster capitalism on stable economies going so far as to replace an entire culture with off domiciled corporations. Something parallel to this
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