Whenever an election takes place the priority at present for Labour is to win back Remain supporters, the largest bloc of voters that have shifted away from Labour this year.
Two significant opinion polls have put the question of Irish unification firmly on the agenda.
The crisis around Brexit in political terms is the deepest one for Britain since World War II and from a legal/constitutional viewpoint it is unprecedented for over 300 years. Such a depth of crisis can therefore only be propelled by huge social forces.
Simultaneous to the publication of Jack Straw’s book – ‘The English Job’ – there is an international embargo, orchestrated by the US, on the purchase of Iranian oil, and trade on most goods with Iran, plus in June the US President came within a hair’s breadth of launching missiles against Iran. This article sets out the role of British imperialism. Jack Straw’s book does not – leave it on the shelf.
I have witnessed three coups and attempted coups – two in Russia and one in Britain. One was ended politically, one with tanks, the present coup attempt is still not settled. There are decisive lessons on how to deal with them which precisely apply to the present attempted coup by Johnson.
Statements from Boris Johnson and some of his leading supporters make it absolutely clear, beyond doubt, that this is an attempted coup against parliament. They have followed up their plan to suspend parliament with the declaration that they may ignore any laws passed by it in the few days allowed under their plan.