Look at the state of this, about the Labour conference vote yesterday that supported the leadership’s position on Brexit, rather than changing to support remaining in the European Union:
"For spectators like me – who spent 15 years observing the tactics of China's leaders – all this is quite familiar.
"For passionate Labour Remainers, it's infuriating."
— ITV News Politics (@ITVNewsPolitics) September 23, 2019
In his article, Robert Peston states: “The Brexit position of the trade unions was always a red herring, what magicians call misdirection. What mattered was who was in the hall.
“And that was sorted weeks ago though the choice of delegates.
“For spectators like me – who spent 15 years observing the tactics of China’s leaders – all this is quite familiar.
“For passionate Labour Remainers, it’s infuriating.”
This is a lie. Peston was claiming that delegates to the Labour conference were chosen by Jeremy Corbyn to support his position on Brexit, when in fact they are chosen by their fellow constituency party members.
As Richard Seymour states: “This is literally a conspiracy theory about the official opposition being published by a major national broadcaster. They ought to withdraw this.”
And he’s not the only one to react furiously:
I'll tell you how it happened, Robert. CLPs, by and large, voted for delegates who support Corbyn's compromise position. Those delegates proceeded to vote… for Corbyn's compromise position. It's called democracy. https://t.co/Omwh2id9Gx
— Joe Sucksmith (@JoeSucksmith) September 23, 2019
Just for anyone still in a miltant bubble of denial:
Composite 13 lost convincingly
Composite 14 won convincingly
Watch the footage, the show of hands majority was huge for both.
Your disdain for democracy is really unhealthy if you're still fighting this clear fact.#Lab19
— Matt Thomas #GrassrootsVoice (@Trickyjabs) September 23, 2019
Membership totally back Corbyn, despite media narrative.
— Mel (@melaniekmelvin) September 23, 2019
So Mr Peston changed tack and decided to suggest he was joking. That didn’t go down well either:
Ah, the old " it was a joke " line that arseholes use. Your absolute desperation to smear & discredit Labour / Corbyn at every turn for your masters is turning you into a cretin. You really are a sickening little man, I truly hope karma makes you pay dearly.
— Kath Hammett (@HammettKath) September 23, 2019
Joke's on you Peston, as you maintain the Centrists' proud record of being wrong about pretty much everything 😉
— UniteCommCamden (@UniteCommCam) September 23, 2019
i recommend you look back, far back, and discover where you left your journalistic integrity
— Ellie Baker (@Lashesxx) September 23, 2019
Memo: Jokes are meant to be funny. 😒
Last night and today I witnessed Labour Members from across the UK respectfully debate Brexit and democratically vote on our position. That’s DEMOCRACY
— Seema Chandwani (@SeemaChandwani) September 23, 2019
Sadly, the mainstream media seem determined to mislead the public about Labour’s attitude towards Brexit. Consider this, from the BBC’s Norman Smith – and the response:
SO – to be clear – Labour will go into the next election as the only party not trying to further split the country AND the only party offering transformative policies to the benefit of the 99%.
RT if that sounds good to you. https://t.co/ivnqzXPpZE
— Knowsley for Socialism (@K4Socialism) September 23, 2019
Labour is now the only mainstream political party that will give all UK electors a voice on the UK’s exit from the European Union.
The Tories will take us out on terms that seem most likely to benefit Boris Johnson’s business partners.
The Liberal Democrats will keep us in, without offering the people a chance to make a decision.
Labour will honour the 2016 referendum by negotiating a new exit deal with the EU, and will bring this deal back to the electorate for a decision, alongside the possibility of remaining in the EU after all.
This is the only way democracy may be honoured in this matter.
Now all we need to do is get rid of Boris Johnson’s attempted dictatorship and bring in a Labour government. Right?
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