For months Blairites in the Labour Party, in alliance with the Lib-Dems, using the Guardian as their central publicity machine, have been spectacularly unsuccessfully attempting to persuade the British electorate that the most important issue in British politics is not defence of the population’s living standards but Brexit.
The full text of Jeremy Corbyn’s speech in Wakefield on 10 January on the EU and Brexit.
This year’s Labour Party conference, after detailed discussion, including one of the largest gatherings of pro-Jeremy Corbyn delegates ever in the meeting to deal with ‘compositing’ the resolution, voted by an overwhelmingly majority to pass a policy on the EU and Brexit.
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 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.