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.
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.
The Corbyn leadership emerged stronger from the Labour Party conference as the left continues to grow in number and become politically clearer. After a difficult summer the Corbyn leadership had a successful annual party conference in Liverpool at the end of September, promoting an agenda that appeals to wide layers of the population, and which forced the Tories back on to the defensive at their conference the following week.