In this latest blog as an anti globalist, anti EU socialist I will explain why we still still need a hard brexit.
After the surprise hung parliament election result of 8/6/17 some political commentators are saying that there should be a political compromise. They accept that Britain will leave the EU but there should be a soft brexit with Britain staying in the single market.
In my opinion as a socialist this would be a disastrous decision. Being in the EU single market means accepting EU regulations relating to labour flexibility regulations, privatization and rules that place limits on countries budget deficits. Just look at the way the EU is treating Greece. Also the vicious attacks that the Macron government is planning on the French workers labour rights.
The EU is an evil globalist corporate fascist tyranny. That takes its orders from the European round table of industrialists. Britain is much better off outside of the EU fully.
Also if Britain remained in the single market. A future Labour government would not be able to carry out its public ownership policies.
Besides this if Britain did stay in the single market regulations. Then there would quickly be a revival of support for UKIP or some other far right party particularly amongst the working class.
So in conclusion as an anti globalist, anti EU socialist I say Britain must back a hard brexit.
Best wishes to all.
The final result of the British general election held on the 8/6/2017 was without doubt a surprise, 318 Conservative MPS elected and 262 Labour. Also significantly Labour were only 2.4 % behind in the popular vote, Tories 42.4 and Labour 40.00%. This was a far cry from the first opinion poll giving the Conservatives a 24% lead.
Although Labour did not win the election, I feel that they are the party who have gained most from the election. They are also perhaps well placed to win the next election if as I expect there is a major economic crisis. Of course I could be wrong.
The general election results raise a number of key points which I will now look at.
Firstly it showed the growing influence of the alternative media. The corporate printed media overwhelmingly supported the Tories in the election. However many people particularly young people obtained their information about the election from the alternative media. This is a very encouraging sign.
Secondly there was a mass mobilization to vote amongst young people. Overwhelmingly for the Labour party.
Thirdly Britain seems to be reverting back to two party politics of Labour and conservative. Obtaining 40% and 42.4% of the vote each.
Fourthly the major reason for the political mobilization amongst young people is there economic circumstances. High student debt, little chance of buying property or getting a council flat and the prospect of temporary insecure employment.
Fifthly Labour electoral advance is a victory for left wing elements in the party. As I suspect that Right wing elements in the party were hoping privately for a big Labour defeat. So that the right wing could take control of the party.
Sixthly. Labour radical programme shows that you do not have to adopt a middle of the road programme. As a radical programme can appeal to a large section of the electorate.
However I personally still feel that we must try and build a socialist alternative to the Labour party. As Labour MPS tend to swing towards the right once they are in parliament for a certain period of time.
In conclusion the election result does offer hope for the future. It shows that mass mobilization particularly amongst young people can have a political impact. So lets try and build a radical socialist movement for the future.
Best wishes to all.
Further to a previous blog on the UK election on the 8/6/17. It now looks like that the result will be much closer than was previously expected. A poll when the election was first called gave the Conservatives a 24% lead. However the latest opinion poll gives them a 5% lead. Although I am certain that the Conservatives will win the election, it seems as if the result will not be the disaster for the Labour party as was originally expected. To the dismay of many Blairites in the Labour Party.
Now experience has taught me not to trust politicians. I don,t trust the Conservatives. As a socialist I will give a critical vote for the Labour Party on 8/6/17. However to be blunt I do not go along with the hero worship for Jeremy Corbyn. He has performed U turns on the EU and trident and I am sure that he will perform many more U turns if he does become Prime Minister.
So my personal experience has told me that we need to build a mass movement from below for world peace and social change independent of the political party,s. So I suggest that right after the election on 8/6/17, whatever the result you get busy in your trade unions, community groups and peace groups and help buld a mass movement from below to put pressure on the politicans.
God bless you all.