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We've all been saying that for months now, but there is a bigger issue at hand here - if all our dreams come true and Labour sweep into power, cancel Brexit, and lead us into the sunlit uplands of a mixed economy - we will have a very pissed off 50% of the country who will feel that their democratic vote has just been rode over roughshod.

 

Corbyn's position up until now had been a healing one - if we go full Remain, as much as I've wanted Labour to do this for months now, what will that mean in practice? They go for straight revoke?

 

If they were going to do this, it had to be done a year ago. Now it feels too late and I'm tempted to say is only going to cause more confusion in the Remain side. I could see a way for Remain to come out on top with the lay of the land before - I mean the Lib Dems already had the revoke crowd covered, and Labour's muddled position was probably covering a few Brexiters. All I can see here is us potentially cutting away a slice of the public nearer to the leave side and hoping that there is enough to take back from the LDs for an outright Labour victory...

 

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I'm all for the bringing the country together view but that needs power and he's killing the chance of that imo. 

 

To be honest I can see this causing a leadership challenge which I'm okay with as long as it isn't an out and out centrist who prevails. 

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15 minutes ago, Rayvin said:

We've all been saying that for months now, but there is a bigger issue at hand here - if all our dreams come true and Labour sweep into power, cancel Brexit, and lead us into the sunlit uplands of a mixed economy - we will have a very pissed off 50% of the country who will feel that their democratic vote has just been rode over roughshod.

 

Corbyn's position up until now had been a healing one - if we go full Remain, as much as I've wanted Labour to do this for months now, what will that mean in practice? They go for straight revoke?

 

I explained this to you literally half an hour ago. Are you the remain CT?

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10 minutes ago, ewerk said:

It was a tight vote and Formby refused to take it to a card vote. Sounds very dodgy to me.

 

Yes I heard that too, and yes it does sound disingenuous.

 

I still think it's the right outcome for anyone wanting to remain though. The public vote, when the time comes, will have a mass movement galvanising people to vote in. It doesn't need Labour to be front and centre of it, it'll be cross party and energised. What we need urgently before that, is to make sure that second vote happens. And Labour fighting over Remainer votes with the Lib Dems does nothing to achieve this compared to leaving themselves as broadly open as possible.

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1 minute ago, Rayvin said:

 

To Labour itself, sure. To the country's national interest it may be exactly what we need.

That's what I meant - as I've said somebody has to try to talk to both sides but too many bloody minded remainers will now vote lib dem, not get a second ref and will get 5 years of that corrupt fraud as pm. 

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2 hours ago, Gemmill said:

 

Thread pretty much nails it. 

 

I don't know who this guy is and he's entitled to his opinion but i still would appreciate someone telling me how Labour coming out for remain does anything to boost remains chances of getting a majority for a second referendum. It leaves them in exactly the same pool of voters as the Lib Dems.

 

This guy may believe that no one in the country will buy Labour's stance but the alternative has zero net gain potential for remain. This has at least some potential.

 

I'm terms of Labour's electoral chances in general, yes it's harmful. But most of the people getting worked up about this seem to be avid Remainers rather than Labour supporters, and it just doesn't make sense.

 

Unless someone can explain to me how Labour's current position does anything to harm the chances of a pro referendum majority in parliament.

 

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The idea that you can go to Europe, negotiate a deal with the EU, have a referendum on it, and campaign against it, is insanity. There are loads of problems with revoke too, but at least its actionable. Aloong with their bat shit policies, Labour under Corbyn is unelectable. We're fucked as a country. 

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1 hour ago, Renton said:

The idea that you can go to Europe, negotiate a deal with the EU, have a referendum on it, and campaign against it, is insanity. There are loads of problems with revoke too, but at least its actionable. Aloong with their bat shit policies, Labour under Corbyn is unelectable. We're fucked as a country. 

 

Why is it insanity? Since we already know that it isn't a negotiation in any meaningful sense, it's a process of selecting a package and then making some customisation tweaks so that it works.

 

This country is fucking mental.

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5 minutes ago, Rayvin said:

 

Why is it insanity? Since we already know that it isn't a negotiation in any meaningful sense, it's a process of selecting a package and then making some customisation tweaks so that it works.

 

This country is fucking mental.

It makes sense. The Brexiters will call it a stitch up but they would say that in any situation unless no deal is on the ballot.

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The Daily Mail was rubbing its hands with glee for the chance to openly call Labour a Remain party yesterday. Also I suspect the opportunity to make Corbyn look weak.

 

I don't understand this knee jerk hysteria from the media. I mean i know that's a fairly standard position for me but they're off the deep end this time, at least the ones who want to remain. I can see why the right wing press would make a big fuss about this.

 

I suspect there is a large enough chunk of society that is not enthusiastically supporting Leave or Remain, to whom Labour's middle ground position might appeal, for this to be a worthwhile gamble. Any remain voters will go for Labour in their usual seats anyway because we still get a second referendum. All yesterday confirms is that they won't fight an election with the LDs as their primary opponents.

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