Jeremy Corbyn will soon be Prime Minister of Britain

Two months ago I wrote Brexit train wreck approaching.
Yesterday the first couple boxcars on the train derailed. You better cover your ears because this wreck is going to get loud.

Mr Johnson’s resignation followed Sunday night’s departure of David Davis, the Brexit secretary, who said that Mrs May’s proposal to keep Britain aligned to rules set by Brussels risked betraying the result of the 2016 referendum on EU membership.

In his own resignation letter, Mr Johnson said that the dream of Brexit was “dying”, suffocated by “self-doubt”.

It marks the first time since 1982 that two British cabinet ministers have resigned within 24 hours, outside of a reshuffle, and brought forward the day of reckoning for a government that has been unable to agree on its future relationship with Brussels since Mrs May ascended to the premiership two years ago.


Basically, the Tories have promised something to the Leave voters that they can't possibly deliver, and the clock is running out.
Jeremy Corbyn, OTOH, has managed to avoid promising anything concrete, while giving sympathy to both sides. This has left him wiggle room, much to the frustration of both the Tories and the neoliberals in the Labour Party.

A nice angle is emerging for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has so far insisted his party must protect the people’s Brexit voice: he can now make the case that since the Tories wasted two years, that vote has lost validity, because a ‘decent split’ is no longer possible. It would even be against national security (no joke).

Corbyn ripped May a new one yesterday.

It's only a matter of time now before the Theresa May government collapses and there is a new snap election.
So what do the latest polls say?

Should Mrs May call an election in an attempt to regain control of her party after months of Brexit-related chaos - or should she be ousted by her colleagues - the Labour leader would become Britain's next prime minister, according to the latest poll.

The survey of 1,007 adults by Survation found that Mr Corbyn has moved ahead of Mrs May, with support for Labour up two points in the past fortnight to 40 per cent and the Tories down three points to 38.

A separate online poll of Tory members by the Conservative Home website revealed widespread unhappiness with the Chequers plan amongst the party faithful.

Some 61 per cent of the 1,225 respondents said that that proposal would be a bad deal for Britain, compared to 31 per cent who thought it would be good.

Since the SNP and Greens are natural allies of the Labour Party, an election at this time would mean a decisive Corbyn victory.

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The Aspie Corner's picture

The pigs will see to that, mark my words.

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Modern education is little more than toeing the line for the capitalist pigs.

thanatokephaloides's picture

"For the good of this country and its people, the Government needs to get its act together and do it quickly and if it can't, make way for those who can!"

Your video cut off just before Mr. Corbyn delivered his punch line, above!


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... about Britain's role in Europe ever since Britain became a member of the European Economic Community in 1973. While Winston Churchill saw his country as having one leg in North America and the other in Continental Europe, the Europeans, on the other hand, perceived the Brits as the American "Trojan Horse" in Western Europe.

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A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

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GreyWolf's picture

@Azazello The video briefly mentions Mr. Weeks' book, the "Economics of the 1%," and with a title like that I had to go looking for it ... Here it is in PDF.

I just started reading it, but this is great so far. Here's some quotes:

... Somehow the mainstream economics profession, supported by a thoroughly uncritical and credulous media, successfully convinces people, regardless of level of education or political orientation, that economics is a subject so complex and esoteric that the nonexpert is excluded from understanding it. If people do venture opinions on economic issues, it is frequently on the basis of breathtaking banalities and clichés. Common ones are the vacuous “Well, that’s the result of supply and demand working” ...

These are the clichés of the ignorant, repeated shamelessly by the media. Even worse, they are repeated by the “experts” the media bring forth to foster our, and their, continued ignorance. Consider, for example, a typical justification of reducing the government budget deficit by cutting social services when unemployment is high: “The government has to consider the reaction of financial markets.” The insight in that banality is equivalent to seeing the terrible photographs of people leaping to their deaths from the World Trade Center towers on 11 September 2001 and commenting, “Well, that’s the law of gravity for you.”

... After I show that the building blocks of the free market dogma peddled by mainstream economists are absurd, I can deal with specific propositions produced by those absurdities. I begin with the biggest and most pervasive falsehood of all: market competition is a good thing. The incantation that competition is virtuous provides the basis for misrepresenting markets as inherently benign, and by extension that capitalism, made up of all those competitive markets, is itself inherently benign. Lurking in reserve is the accusation that failure to embrace the virtuousness of the market makes the skeptic a de facto supporter of socialist central planning. ...

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Mark from Queens's picture

of excerpting that and linking to a pdf attachment of the entire book.

Looks great.

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Alligator Ed's picture

@GreyWolf Teresa May will force Brexit down the UK's throat so that she will also force an election which she thinks she and the Tories will win.

The two way street pulling against Brexit then seems to be the neoliberal interests of London's financial markets desiring unfettered EU access along with Germany's manufacturers' interests in low UK tariffs.

This situation is foreign to US politics except for the neoliberalism. Snap elections and by-elections and what not--at least campaigning in the UK must be orders of magnitude less expensive in the UK.

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Here is the link to the thread

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Cassiodorus's picture

Meijer, whose piece you cited here, argues:

Here’s the lowdown: the EU’s single market mechanism dictates freedom of movement for labor, capital, services and goods. These are not divisible; you cannot have one without the other. Still, that’s precisely what Theresa May, again, is proposing. She basically wants to keep the UK in the single market for goods, and make other arrangements for the rest. The EU will not accept that because it could have 27 other countries coming with their own versions of single market à la carte.

So this is why eventually there will be new elections -- because May cannot ditch the special interests behind a proposal she can't deliver. Or maybe there will be a coup against May from Johnson's side of the party. I wouldn't be surprised if the second outcome occurs.

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@Big Al Thinking of Corbyn, as defined by his interactions with Tsipras, makes me very suspicious of his possible bait and switch prime ministership. If he turned Tory, after election as Labourite, he could well stand for re-election as a Tory (British version of Benedict Arnold). Is this interview typical of Corbyn's views or example of overt hypocrisy yet to flourish--a la Obama?

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Wink's picture

nothing else, and not unlike our 2016 anti-Hillary vote, was a had-it-up-to-here! vote against the status quo. That dissatisfaction, I suspect, is very much still there, even if the Exit votes aren't.

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