The chaos in the Tory Party around Theresa May’s Brexit deal deepens daily as Parliament debates the issue. Even the Tory media, nowadays openly including the BBC, is forced to admit this. But the same media is systematically attempting to conceal the unity and successes achieved on this by the Labour Party with Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.
The 585-page withdrawal agreement destroys all the myths that have been peddled by the Brexiteers about the bountiful future that waits outside the EU, the Single Market and the Customs Union.
The claim for the latest Tory Budget is that ‘austerity is coming to an end’, and has been dutifully echoed by the Tory press and the BBC.
In reality austerity policies will continue long into the future, extending the longest recorded fall in living standards in this country.
There is a systematic effort by the British government and its allies to renege on its international agreements and treaties in relation to Ireland.
If Theresa May manages to negotiate a draft withdrawal treaty between her government and the EU 27 one thing is already very clear – it will be a proposal that damages the economy and as a result would harm people’s living standards. Socialists will need to ensure such a deal is rejected.
The truism that elections are won and lost on directly economic questions is powerful because it is almost true.