As the deadline of 31 October approaches it is entirely clear that the political situation is polarising around a choice between Boris Johnson’s attempted coup against parliament to achieve No Deal and Jeremy Corbyn’s efforts to stop it.
The formation of Boris Johnson’s hard right Cabinet makes crystal clear the meaning of a Tory Brexit. It is to subordinate Britain to a trade deal with the US in which the NHS would be up for sale, in which food standards would be cut to US levels, in which rights at work would be reduced to US levels, and in which a fundamental attack would be launched on Britain’s welfare state.
This autumn Britain will enter its biggest political crisis since World War II as Johnson, Farage and Trump launch their attempt to force through a No Deal/Hard Brexit – a fundamental attack on the working class and oppressed.
The danger of a No Deal Brexit has become urgent and real with both the two final candidates for the Tory leadership saying they would accept such an outcome.
Jeremy Corbyn led the fight against No Deal in last week’s parliamentary vote, bringing with him the bulk of the opposition parties– and against the overwhelming majority of the Tory party. Unfortunately, it was lost by 11 votes. But the consequences for living standards in Britain are so grave that it is vital the fight continues.
Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has detailed plans for rapid, ambitious and socially transformational climate action to deliver the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Climate Agreement, starting from the moment a Labour Government takes office.