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.
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.
Theresa May’s speech in Belfast last Friday ripped up the agreed position on the Northern Ireland ‘backstop’ deal her government had reached with the EU-27 in December last year.
A petition has been launched calling on Momentum to ballot its members on whether it should campaign for there to be a vote at this Autumn’s Labour Party Conference to call for a referendum on the final exit deal negotiated between the UK government and the EU-27.
US President Trump seems to be stumbling towards a trade war. At the same time a large section of the current UK government seems intent of crashing out of the EU without a deal.