“Labour’s #Article50 peril”? No, Corbyn’s huge opportunity. He MUST take it | The SKWAWKBOX Blog

Jeremy Corbyn is not lacking clarity on Brexit. He recognises the political reality that, for all the lies and nonsense used to achieve the referendum result, there’s no going back. MPs – Labour or LibDem – who talk about undoing the vote are not interested in getting elected. They are positioning themselves for other purposes, whatever those may be.

But ‘rebel’ Labour MPs – MPs who have never accepted Corbyn’s victory and have been determined to undermine him since his first win in 2015 – have been collaborating with media and right-wing interests by constantly muddying the waters, contradicting or questioning him constantly, while the media spins it as a lack of vision or policy.

Now, by trailing that they are going to rebel against his whip, they have given him an opportunity to kill at least five birds with one stone:
◦show strong leadership that will be clear to the public as such, even if the media tries to spin it otherwise
◦remove some of the worst Labour MPs that have dedicated themselves to undermining Corbyn and demoralising those who support his vision for Labour and for society
◦send a message to those he chooses not to punish that they will ignore at their peril
◦show decisive leadership that can only contrast favourably with the dithering and cravenness of Theresa May and her government
◦remove or neutralise some/many of those preventing his vision – on Brexit and more widely – reaching the electorate

In addition, Corbyn may well have the opportunity to replace retardant right-wing MPs and even to bring a desperately-needed rebalancing to the NEC (National Executive Committee).

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7 thoughts on ““Labour’s #Article50 peril”? No, Corbyn’s huge opportunity. He MUST take it | The SKWAWKBOX Blog

  1. Peter Hepworth

    I agree with much of what you say; Corbyn is doing the right thing from an electoral point of view, but for me overturning the ridiculous referendum outcome transcends party politics. Also, I think it’s mistaken to conflate Labour MP’s opposition to triggering article 50 on the government’s terms with the treacherous, vote-losing rebellions against Corbyn.

  2. Haystacks

    It’s time Corbyn either stood for the majority of the Labour party supporters and blocked article 50 as the referendum was a complete con by cameron and farage it has been proved that it is not legally binding therefor it is not democratic this country has got to have the chance of a second reforendum now we know the real reasons for our leaving the EU if it was good enough for the Irish it should be the same for Britain.

  3. Barry Davies

    Corbyn on the 24th June 2016 said Article 50 must be triggered no, because he is a democrat and believes in democracy, he is correct the people decided we should leave and a few self serving M.P.’s should not be allowed to ignore what the people have given the mandate to do in favour of something for which they have no mandate. Corbyn has shown decisive leadership against those centre right labour members who want to get rid of him, and support the ridiculous idea of remaining in a crumbling corruption ridden democratically deficient bloc.

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