Having read Jeremy Corbyn’s speech of yesterday it had been my intention to write about it, however this particular load of verbal garbage has been admirably ‘taken apart’ by Richard North here. Richard North states that this speech puts Corbyn in exactly the same “have your cake and eat it” territory as the Conservatives – except that he has an entirely different means of achieving this magical state. Yup, he’s just put icing on it.
As an aside, having listened to Michel Barnier’s press conference just after midday today Corbyn and his opposite number need to have a re-think about their strategy.
Not that Jeremy Corbyn is the only politician suffering from ‘verbal garbage’; yesterday we had the following from Caroline Flint, also of the Labour Party:
Caroline Flint @ The Single Market position is code for not leaving the EU and not ending EU control over freedom of movement.
When such a statement can be issued & she (in common with a majority of her ilk) believes it true, has the House of Commons not become the House of Idiots?
Our media offer no assistance where holding our politicians to account is concerned as they are clueless on matters Brexit. When all that exists is garbage on side of the discussion and similar garbage on the other side, perhaps our media will pray tell me where is the ‘clear blue water’ between?
There was mention, also yesterday, on twitter (source forgotten) that any government has the consent of the people; yet where is the mechanism, twixt general elections, whereby we the people can force said government to cease (and/or implement) a particular policy?
It is known that politicians hold conversations with their fellow MPs, including those of opposing political parties. With the mess in which the Brexit discussions have descended, one can only wonder whether there exists a ‘secret’ cabal whose one aim is to overturn the result of the 2016 referendum by whatever means possible.
When we have politicians whose job it is to ‘steward’ our nation in order to achieve the best possible outcome, yet prove they are incapable; when we have politicians who will not communicate with the electorate, unless it is the time of a general election; when we have politicians who willfully, it seems, set out to misinform the electorate either through their own ignorance or because they have a ‘hidden agenda’; when we have politicians who dictatorially decide on a course of action, either due to party policy or reasons of ideology, without consulting the electorate – do we not have a constitutional crisis?