Corbyn still firmly saying “when” and still talking about Brexit as almost a natural phenomenon.
I was thinking about this the other day. His refusal to resist Brexit is not about an allegiance to the democratic process.
Here’s the thing: let’s suppose there was a referendum on something very right wing.
“Britain should introduce indentured servitude for anyone unemployed and refusing to seek work.”
And let’s say, in this fevered tabloid moment, it passed with sixty percent of the vote.
Would the Labour Party get behind serfdom? “That’s democracy, it’s the will of the people?”
It really wouldn’t sit well if Labour said “owners must provide minimum dignity but we’re basically okay with this.”
Brexit - which however it began now ticks most of Eco’s warning boxes for a Fascist project - nybooks.com/articles/1995/… - is a choice.
Labour’s continued posture of support is not a necessary consequence of the referendum. It is a judgement.
What it means that an enlightened Labour leadership has shackled itself to an emergent Fascist project is somewhat unclear.
And if you’re in Labour, you need to ask whether appeasing a Fascist mood is the road you want to go down.
I am not, habitually, someone who throws around words like “Fascist”. I distrust their baggage.
But when Davis’s impact assessments turned out to be unreal, and then the cabinet announced they were finally discussing what Brexit means -
And then I re-read the whole thing and it is our political environment right now, today. Almost word for word.