On Sunday’s edition of the BBC’s Andrew Marr show, John McDonnell said it was Labour’s policy on Brexit for Britain to remain within the Customs Union & it makes a great deal of economic sense for us to remain part of the European-Single-Market & it’s a definitely clear & concise policy , trouble is though this might have been Labour’s Brexit policy on Sunday fuck knows what Labour’s Brexit policy is today, Labour’s policy on Brexit seems to change pretty much as often as one Labour frontbench MP appears on television to talk Brexit & in doing so contradicts what another Labour frontbench MP previously said about Labour’s policy on Brexit, one Labour frontbencher says Labour will honour the result of 2016’s EU referendum only for another Labour frontbencher to say Labour backs a second referendum & if any Labour MP attempts to explain what Labour’s actual official policy on Brexit really happens to be they take fucking eons in attempting to do so & sound milli-mouthed as they’re probably confused as anybody as to Labour’s official policy on Brexit happens.
If the Labour leadership are clear as mud about Labour’s policy on Brexit happens to be then Labour backbench MPs are even more confused as to what Labour’s official policy on Brexit happens to be as illustrated by Wes Streeting & Gloria De Piero saying two completely contradictory things on where Labour officially stands on supporting a second referendum & if Labour MPs themselves are getting confused as fuck about Labour’s utter mess of a policy on Brexit then no wonder we the electorate are clueless as Labour’s actual official policy on Brexit.
It could be said that Labour’s policy on Brexit isn’t in fact confusing but it fact Labour’s policy is clear in not wanting to rule any option out when it comes to Brexit which on the face of it might seem sensible with such a complex issue, but actually it is confusing, it’s creating ambiguity as to what Labour would do on the issue of Brexit if there were a snap general election & Labour were elected to government & because Labour are seeming to be ambiguous as to what they’d do in government regards Brexit this is creating distrust from all quarters of the Brexit debate, for which we’ve already seen reflected electorally with Labour losing council seats at last week’s local elections.
I can sympathise that Jeremy Corbyn is between a rock & hard place when it comes to Brexit, over 70% of the party membership back a second referendum but 61% of Labour constituencies voted for Brexit at the EU referendum, so sure this might be why Jeremy & the Labour leadership have adopted a policy on Brexit which attempts to be all things to all people. There definitely seems to be utter worry with Jeremy & the Labour leadership to have the balls to come down one side or another on the issue of Brexit with a definite policy due to the fear of losing votes, yeah well Labour are losing votes due their current policies creating confusion & thus distrust amongst voters. Oh & I don’t just speak off the top of my head about Labour’s ambiguity on the issue of Brexit counting against them at the ballot box, this isn’t me just repeating what I heard some Tory puppet of a BBC political commentator say, this what Labour activists have told me about the feedback they’ve received from voters on the doorstep during the local elections campaign.
I’m personally in favour of a second referendum with three options, May’s Brexit deal (or whatever Brexit deal May & Corbyn might eventually cook up), a Brexit without a deal & the option to remain in the EU, as I see no other option to break the Brexit deadlock at parliament, but if Jeremy Corbyn wants to back Brexit & not support a second referendum then okay a majority of the party membership might not buy into supporting it, but at least it’s a policy which is clear & concise & isn’t ambiguous, nor would it be ambiguous for Labour to advocate with certainty to remain within the European-single-market, so not just have John McDonnell say this is Labour policy only to have another Labour frontbencher colleague contradict him but for all Labour frontbenchers to be singing from the same hymn sheet, I think the majority of the party membership would buy into this & support it, but whatever Labour just needs to get a fucking grip regards Brexit.