You don't hear about a left wing brexit because we've got a right wing press that's owned by a handful of billionaires who for the last 3 years have ignored and played down labours socialist manifesto because it would directly affect them and their interests. Farage gets his views aired bedcause his right wing no deal brexit suits them (the part of capital that backs a no deal, most back remain). The fash Mail have been after that for decades. Whereas they're not going to publish Corbyn/Benns arguments for a lexit are they? Or nationalisation, or taxing the rich aka the Rothermeres.marlon wrote: ↑6 months agoCorbyn and whoever else have been advocating brexit for decades I thought? The problem is he and whoever else believes in a left brexit have said nothing for 4 years. On the other hand Farage got himself on every tv and radio show pushing his view. Since the referendum he's managed to convert most leave voters into no deal leavers. Meanwhile no one even knows what a lw brexit would look like.Sid wrote: ↑6 months agoA left wing brexit was never an option. We're getting a right wing brexit. Labour are just respecting the referendum result as they should or else mistrust in politicians and a disgust at the political class will rise even more.bman2 wrote: ↑6 months agoThe good news is that it looks like Labour will officially become a pro-Remain party now. "Brexit" effectively being defined as nut job no deal brexit -- it's obvious that's the way the tories will go -- leaves no space left for Corbyn's socialist brexit fantasy. Drop that delusional, and you're left with a straight choice between hard right brexit and a remain coalition from the centre-right all the way to the left.
Looks like another bad night for centrists. Europe is more left v right now. We'll have to wait another 4 years before the heoric centrists save us.
And Labour passively respecting the referendum result is allowing the far right to set the agenda which is total bullshit.
It is now tbf, that's why labour have said they're backing a second ref on the brexit deal. We'll see how that affects the working class vote. Maybe not that much, if it's against a no deal brexit because surely there's not much support for that.
The problem for all parties is... Farage int going away. He said he's going to stand at a general election. If we end up remaining or having a GE before brexit happens, the BP demolishes the tories and takes a huge chunk from labour, and pushes for another ref which he'll get. Also not delivering brexit is strenghtening the right who're talking about treason and destroying the political class. It's not a problem that will be solved by a ref. The future is bleak tbf more so because centrists have absolutely no answers to fascism.