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When life imitates satire: This mock “Brexit 50p” is now eerily indicative of the way Parliament has behaved over Brexit.

Conservatives cheered when MPs heard Labour’s bid to control whether the UK leaves the European Union with no deal had failed. Big mistake.

Jeremy Corbyn was absolutely right to say, “You won’t be cheering in September.”

A no-deal Brexit would be hugely disruptive to the UK – its systems, its services, its supplies, and its relationships with other nations and international organisations.

But never mind that; the Tories wanted to give their leadership candidates leeway, on the international stage, to make even worse fools of us than Theresa May already has.

All the talk that a no-deal Brexit won’t hurt us is just that – talk. Jingoism for the benefit of the tribe. “Everything will be fine because we’re British!”

It won’t.

But by the time we have proof of that, it will be too late to make a difference.

That’s the reason Mr Corbyn said what he did.

So you have to ask yourself: Who benefits from a no-deal Brexit? When you know that, you’ll know why we’re being herded towards it.

Source: Brexit: MPs reject Labour plan for no-deal vote – BBC News

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