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Tory landslide brings Boris Johnson’s disastrous ‘no deal’ Brexit closer

Dictator Johnson: With an 80-seat Parliamentary majority, he can now do whatever he likes – to you.

Well done, everybody who voted Labour in last week’s general election. You did the right thing – it’s just a shame you didn’t get the result we all needed.

One of the reasons for that, it seems to This Writer, was the polarisation of opinion on Brexit.

The Tories – not just under Boris Johnson, but going back through Theresa May’s nightmare leadership and right back to David Cameron’s horror show – have used their puppets in the mass media to change it from a debate on our future relationship with the European Union into a divisive standoff, pitting family against family, old against young, cosmopolitan against parochial.

And they succeeded, I think partly because they had dragged the process out so long that people were sick of the whole thing.

Labour’s promise to have a decisive answer within six months was unpalatable compared with Johnson’s lie that he’ll have it all sewn up by the end of January. People want it to be over now.

Well, I’ve got news for those people: it won’t be.

Johnson might be promising a vote in Parliament on his Withdrawal Bill on Friday, which will enable to UK to leave the EU on January 31, but of course that’s not the end of the saga. The country’s decoupling will take many years.

But the deal on which MPs will be voting will put us into a “transition” period, with the UK assumed to be clear of the EU by December 31, 2020 – and a top EU official says that won’t happen.

In a leaked recording, Michel Barnier said it would be “unrealistic” to expect a “global negotiation” on trade to be completed within 11 months, meaning that in fact we are likely to leave the EU with no deal.

That will be exactly what Johnson wants, if he really is in cahoots with rich hedge fund managers who have been said to have funded his Tory leadership campaign on the condition that he take us out of the EU without a deal so they can profit from betting on it.

And it will make it possible for Johnson to sell off our remaining national assets – including all those parts of the National Health Service that are worth having – to the United States in the dirty deal that many of us have been foretelling for several months.

And the nearly 14 million people who voted Conservative on December 12? They’ll be remembered as the patsies who made it possible.

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Tory NHS lies may derail election campaign after health bosses highlight staffing crisis

The reality of the Tory NHS: Jill Woolley, a former NHS worker, who has dementia, was forced to wait six hours for treatment on a trolley inches away from overworked NHS staff. That is what Tory cuts have done to the UK’s once-proud health service.

Remember when Tories from Boris Johnson down were falling over themselves to boast about building 40 new hospitals?

Then they were fact-checked, and it turned out there was enough money for just six NHS trusts that had a hospital in deperate need of rebuilding.

A further 21 trusts were earmarked for “seed” funding, to help plans that would not come to fruition until the end of the next decade.

So the “40 new hospitals” claim was a big lie, really.

And now NHS leaders are making dire warnings about under-staffing at hospitals across England – which is the Tories’ responsibility.

So instead of being benevolent providers who catered for all patients’ needs, the Tories have in fact been shown up as skinflints who are starving the system:

Hospitals are so short of doctors and nurses that patients’ safety and quality of care are under threat, senior NHS leaders have warned in a dramatic intervention in the general election campaign

Nine out of 10 hospital bosses in England fear understaffing across the service has become so severe that patients’ health could be damaged. In addition, almost six in 10 (58%) believe this winter will be the toughest yet for the service.

It seems the Tories know this can cause them serious harm:

The views expressed by senior NHS figures on Tuesday will heighten the anxiety in Conservative ranks that the health service’s growing problems risk derailing the party’s campaign in an election members hoped would be dominated by Brexit.

So what will they do?

Any new announcements will be greeted with scepticism because of the “40 hospitals” deception.

Health will certainly be under discussion in the leader debate on ITV this evening (November 19), so it will be fun to watch Mr Johnson squirm.

Will you be bringing popcorn?

Source: Nine in 10 NHS bosses say staffing crisis endangering patients | Society | The Guardian

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Weekend Vox Pop: which party has made the stupidest mistake of the election so far, and what was it?

What do you think? I want to hear from you!

Which UK political party has made the biggest fool of itself in the 2019 general election campaign so far?

Was it the Conservative Party? Labour? The Liberal Democrats? Plaid Cymru? The SNP? The Greens? The DUP? Sinn Fein, even?

And what was their error?

Already you have a huge number of cringeworthy gaffes from which to choose.

Please respond using the comment column and I’ll publish some results over the weekend.

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‘Jewish families will leave’ – this nonsense claim is the upshot of the Labour ‘anti-Semitism’ witch-hunt

James Cleverly: He was once described as “the Tories’ go-to eejit when they need someone to tweet absolute nonsense or defend the indefensible”.

What an absolute travesty.

I wonder how many people reading this can remember back in the 1987 general election, when reporters claimed rich people – including pop stars like Phil Collins – would leave the UK if Neil Kinnock became a Labour prime minister?

It was mentioned on a TV panel show of the time, and I recall Tony Slattery remarking, “What a rock-and-roller you are, Phil!”

Well, Labour didn’t win and Phil Collins didn’t leave.

The reality was that people like him were never really going to. We know that because they didn’t clear off when New Labour won in 1997.

Now the Torygraph – and the Jewish Chronicle, if my search engine is correct – is saying Jewish families will leave the UK in fear of what Jeremy Corbyn will do, should he win the key to Number 10. This is based, we can only conclude, on the claims of anti-Semitism against Mr Corbyn.

I don’t believe it.

Firstly, the information comes from James Cleverly, the man running the Conservative election campaign. He would say anything to gain an advantage and he is not known for accuracy or intelligence.

Secondly, it would imply a huge amount of gullibility on the party of members of the Jewish community, and I’m not buying that.

In my opinion, most Jews know that the claims against Mr Corbyn aren’t true, and have been devised to discredit a man who wants a peaceful solution to the Israel/Palestine question.

Anybody who did leave, I would suggest, would have a political reason for doing so.

I reckon the UK’s Jewish community is in more danger from such liars than anybody else. Don’t you agree?

Source: Jewish families will leave the UK if Jeremy Corbyn wins general election, Tory chair James Cleverly says 

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Be ready to vote in December – the general election is on!

Jeremy Corbyn has ended Labour’s opposition to a general election in December after receiving confirmation that a “no deal” Brexit is well and truly out of the question until at least January 31.

The Labour leader said he had received the European Union’s confirmation that the UK’s membership of the EU has been extended up to January 31.

In a statement, he said: “We will now launch the most ambitious and radical campaign for real change our country has ever seen.”

The precise date of the poll has yet to be agreed at the time of writing.

Mainstream media Tories are saying this will be letting Boris Johnson have his way; it isn’t.

Mr Johnson wanted to dictate the UK’s departure from the European Union at the end of October – preferably without a withdrawal agreement, so he could end any human rights and workers’ rights that his backers find inconvenient, end environmental protections for the same reason, and turn the UK into a tax haven on the edge of mainland Europe.

In short, Mr Johnson wants to turn this “green and pleasant land” into a slag heap.

He did not want an election – especially after failing to leave the EU on October 31, “do or die”. He said he would rather be “dead in a ditch” than fail to leave on that date, and fellow Conservatives have made it clear that they believe their party’s electoral chances will be dead in a ditch with him, after such a failure.

And it is merely his last in a series of failures.

They are correct, in This Writer’s opinion.

The Conservative Party is riven with arguments over what kind of Brexit should happen and whether it should happen at all. Two successive Tory governments – under Theresa May and Boris Johnson – have failed to deliver it to the nation.

Boris Johnson’s only success as prime minister will be calling an election that will give the people a chance to get rid of him.

The opportunity for the Labour Party is enormous.

It should be widely-known that Labour’s policy position has the support of a huge majority of UK voters.

This may be one reason other parties have concentrated on attempts to blacken the Labour leader’s name. But these accusations against Jeremy Corbyn are likely to face away in an election period as laws on impartial reporting clamp down on them.

While the other parties may continue to focus on Brexit, Labour has a chance to demonstrate how the Tories’ handling of the issue – along with its paralysis over all others – has already harmed our prosperity.

Labour will have a platform to show how its policies will restore that prosperity, and how its approach to Brexit will take account of the needs of the vast majority of the population, rather than just 52 per cent of those who voted in the EU referendum.

Bring it on.

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Johnson’s Brexit deal: a ‘red herring’ to help him win an election?

Boris Johnson: He may think he has pushed Parliament into a Brexit checkmate. Jo Swinson (behind him) and other Opposition MPs may have other ideas.

Perhaps Boris Johnson should be congratulated – he has struck a Brexit deal with the European Union against all the odds.

But the Labour Party won’t support it.

The Liberal Democrats shouldn’t support it.

The Democratic Unionist Party has rejected it.

And in the European Parliament, the Brexit Party absolutely hates it. Nigel Farage says it will lead to years of negotiations for a free trade deal that won’t be agreed unless the UK gives up its fishing waters and accepts the EU’s regulatory system.

I don’t currently know what the European Research Group (ERG) – the ‘party within a party’ within the Conservative Party that wants a “no deal” Brexit – thinks.

No is it clear what the Independent MPs, from whom Mr Johnson removed the Conservative whip, have to say about it.

My personal opinion is that Parliament will vote it down.

If this happens on Saturday (October 19), Mr Johnson will be required to request another extension of the Brexit deadline.

Opposition MPs have been saying that this would give them the opportunity to call a vote of “no confidence” in the Tory government – because it will have failed to take the UK out of the EU on October 31, as promised.

A general election would follow.

But after an agreement is voted down, Mr Johnson would be in a much stronger position.

He would be able to say that Parliament has blocked Brexit – that other MPs prevented him from enacting the (sorry) “will of the people”, and could then call on the electorate to give him the Parliamentary majority he would need to force his deal on the country.

It would be a trick and a lie, but he could get away with it because most of the public is sick and tired of all the Brexit talk and the fact that the Tories have been using it to suppress discussion of practically any other political issue affecting us. Many people may vote for him, out of fatigue.

He has the media on his side, and he has an Opposition leader who has been painted as a danger to the British way of life by those news-hacks and by backstabbers in his own party (who are slowly leaving after doing their worst, Lousie Ellman being the latest).

So I wonder whether this deal is a ‘red herring’ – a distraction to divert attention away from his real goal, which may still be a “no deal” Brexit, after winning an election.

Perhaps Mr Corbyn should consider changing his tactics. Perhaps he’ll support a referendum on the new deal – to show public opposition to it. Is that his ‘Plan B’?

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Will Jeremy Corbyn really step down as leader if Labour loses a general election?

Jeremy Corbyn: He’ll win the next election or quit as Labour leader, according to the shadow chancellor in a new interview.

The Independent is running a disturbing report that claims Jeremy Corbyn will quit as Labour leader if the party loses at the expected general election later this year.

The claim is from an interview between former New Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell and shadow chancellor John McDonnell, in GQ magazine.

Mr McDonnell is quoted as follows, after being asked if Mr Corbyn would “stay on”: “I can’t see so. What we’d do is as the tradition, which is have an election for a new leader.”

He added: “I think it is the same for my own personal position.”

This is unfortunate as it gives every troublemaker in the UK a reason to campaign hard against Labour – to end the hope of a government that serves the majority, rather than a greedy few.

This Writer certainly expects Mr Campbell to try to capitalise on this as, being a staunch ally of the neoliberal Blairite project, he’ll want to see the reinstallation of an anonymous suit as Labour leader with a brief to make it as close to the Conservative Party as possible, in order to deny us any real choice in a general election.

The Liberal Democrats and the Tories, under the unspeakable Jo Swinson and the abominable Boris Johnson, will be much worse.

The forthcoming election is therefore shaping up to be a battle for the soul of the nation.

Will Mr Corbyn’s supporters fight to win?

Or do we hand the United Kingdom to the forces of darkness?

Source: Corbyn to step down as leader if Labour doesn’t win general election, McDonnell says | The Independent

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BUSTED: Lib Dem MP gives the game away – it’s ‘no deal’ rather than Corbyn as PM, every time

I’m going to keep using this image because it clearly labels the Liberal Democrats.

Scottish Lib Dem MP Jamie Stone was caught on TV admitting that he would prefer a “no deal” Brexit to Jeremy Corbyn as prime minister, “every time”.

He has since backtracked – spectacularly unconvincingly – on his statement, claiming that the Liberal Democrats are hoping to find a prime ministerial candidate who can muster a majority in the House of Commons that Mr Corbyn can’t manage.

Of course, he neglected to mention that the only reason Mr Corbyn hasn’t secured such a majority is the fact that the LDs are set against him – possibly because they have the bizarre belief that they can foist Jo Swinson on the public as a prime ministerial alternative.

Mr Stone made his comments on the BBC’s Politics Scotland.

The presenter asked: “If no-one else does emerge and the choice that you face is between Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister or a no-deal Brexit, then your position is – you’re a pro-European party, you’re anti no-deal, where do you stand? Is it Jeremy Corbyn or is it no-deal?”

Mr Stone replied: “It is ‘no deal’ every time.”

That seems perfectly clear.

However, he later said: “I was quite clear in the whole interview that I oppose no-deal and oppose putting Jeremy Corbyn into Number 10.

So, “it is ‘no deal’ every time” means “I oppose ‘no deal'”? I don’t believe that.

“I is no use Labour deliberately misquoting me so as to twist the truth.”

It’s not a misquote; it’s what he said.

“People across the UK do not have to choose between no-deal and Corbyn. That is why the Liberal Democrats are working across parties to stop Brexit and want a new Prime Minister who can get the numbers to do that.”

That won’t be Jo Swinson, then. It would be Mr Corbyn. All the Liberal Democrats have to do is swallow their pride and put their weight behind him.

Otherwise, it’s clear they’d rather have “no deal”, as Ray Ellis asserts:

You’ll have noticed I suggested that the Liberal Democrats actually believe they can get Tory enabler Jo Swinson installed as prime minister, in a weird rejection of reality. This is based on the revelation that they have a plan to win a future general election: “Team 320”.

It seems clear, then, that they are waiting for Boris Johnson to fail in his bid to achieve Brexit by October 31, in the hope that a general election will then win the support of Parliament and that they can win it.

This would be hilarious if it wasn’t so dangerous.

Don’t they realise this means they are supporting the Tories’ bid to achieve “no deal”?

There won’t be a majority for a general election until they swing behind Mr Corbyn, so all they are doing is offering Boris Johnson more time to get the Brexit he wants.

And haven’t they worked out that they’re looking for support from the very people they shafted, in Coalition with those “no deal” Tories up until four short years ago?

Jo Swinson is an embarrassment to politics. So is Jamie Stone.

But a worse embarassment would be letting them screw up our chance to get rid of our festering Boris Johnson-infested Tory government.

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Tom Watson can say what he wants; Jeremy Corbyn sets Labour policy on Brexit

At odds over Brexit: Tom Watson (left) and Jeremy Corbyn.

Let’s have a bit of clarity about Labour Party policy on the European Union and Brexit.

It is that, after Boris Johnson has been prevented from taking the UK out of the EU without any withdrawal agreement at all, Labour wants a general election at the earliest opportunity.

The intention is that this would result in a Labour – or Labour-led – government that would go back to the EU27 to negotiate a new withdrawal agreement.

This agreement would then be put to the people of the UK in a second referendum, alongside an option to remain in the EU.

It has been suggested that if Labour fails to get the deal wanted by party leaders, it will advise people to support remaining.

Tom Watson can say whatever he wants but it won’t change party policy; he is simply trying to cause mischief.

So his speech today (September 11), calling for a referendum before an election, is meaningless.

It’s a valid position, sure – one could argue very reasonably for a referendum before an election, because it would end an issue that has split voters across the UK, bringing us all back together to vote on the other issues affecting us, that have suffered a lack of publicity and debate due to Brexit.

An opposing argument may be that having a general election first would give a resulting Labour government a mandate to hold the negotiations and the second referendum it plans; this course of action would be approved by the public.

I think the latter approach is better. Don’t you?

Source: Brexit: Labour deputy Tom Watson calls for referendum ahead of election – BBC News

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Johnson loses again! His second attempt to have a general election is scorned by MPs

Frustration: Is this how Boris Johnson felt after losing the vote?

Boris Johnson has lost his sixth Parliamentary vote in a row – and his second attempt to hold an early general election.

Once again, hundreds of MPs abstained because they knew that Mr Johnson needed 434 votes in support of his motion – and wasn’t going to get them.

As the vote did not take place until well after midnight, perhaps they decided they would rather have an early night.

Only 293 MPs voted in favour of BoJob’s motion – fewer than last week. But then, only 46 voted against it, and that was fewer than last week as well.

As Speaker John Bercow said, “The majority does not satisfy the requirements of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act.”

Parliament will now be prorogued for five weeks, with a new session beginning in mid-October.

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