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Thread #165570   Message #4008222
Posted By: Steve Shaw
10-Sep-19 - 10:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Jo Swinson made a passionate, eloquent and excoriating attack on Johnson last night, and she's a likeable character, but the LibDems' tactic of saying that they will revoke Article 50 if they get a parliamentary majority (anyone just see that flying pig?) means that a united front presented by the opposition parties, so nicely on display in the Commons this week, is impossible in the election campaign to come. My view, which I've arrived at very reluctantly, is that a united opposition to the Tories should be predicated on fighting for another referendum and a campaign to remain. I would really love to see my Labour Party move to that position (which puts me in the somewhat unenviable position of agreeing with Peter Mandelson - he's a canny bugger if nothing else). We're not far off, and, with the LibDems in accord, along with the Greens and nationalist parties, we'd have a formidable opposition to this disastrous shower.