I do not want to live in a country where there are people sleeping in the streets while the mansions are empty - Corbyn
And neither do we at The Recusant, which is why we are still behind Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell to continue leading the Labour Party in the face of mass mutiny from the Shadow Cabinet. Those stirring words cited above from Corbyn speaking at a rally of over 2,000 of his supporters in Parliament Square today -while the PLP was close by plotting a 'no confidence' motion in a leader with the biggest mandate of any of his predecessors- sums up perfectly why he and his politics are what is needed in the UK and never more so than at such a despairing time as post-Brexit. Corbyn's Labour is an anti-austerity Opposition, therefore a true Opposition to the remorseless cuts to public services inflicted by the Tories. This is why we need Corbyn and McDonnell to stand firm in post, especially at this hour, as the Tories are in turmoil. For a largely Blairite-leaning cadre of MPs from the Shadow Cabinet to dessert their leader on the ostensible premise that he wasn't robust enough in campaigning for Remain when in actual fact it's simply because he's too 'left-wing' for their liking (which is precisely what Labour was always supposed to be!), is not only deeply reprehensible but it also constitutes the most glaring own goal any political party has ever scored, since what should have been a media focus on a split in the governing Tory party has now been turned onto its Opposition's internecine conflict instead! If there is to be a 'snap general election', then what, prey, has happened to the five year lock for Parliaments brought in under the Coalition...? Excuse the football metaphor above, but it's difficult not see something very karmic in England's defeat by Iceland in the Euro Cup only a couple of days after it votes to exit the EU...
THE DIVIDED KINGDOM
THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR ANY HOPE OF A PROGRESSIVE FUTURE FOR THIS NATION, OR FOR EUROPE, WHICH BRITAIN HAS BETRAYED
52% of the British people have voted to leave the European Union and have thereby signed the death warrant for any hope of a forward-looking future for the UK on behalf of the 48% who voted to remain in the EU...
This is what happens when the Tory Party is allowed to open up an internal party row and spread its poison across the nation; this is what happens when a nation denied any unbiased and objective evaluation of the EU and the UK's relationship to it, which is bamboozled from all sides by right-wing xenophobic propaganda from Tories, Ukip and an overwhelmingly right-wing media, is then given an In or Out choice in a referendum on an institution it doesn't understand!
This is not a good day for British democracy, it is a very dark day for British democracy, darker still for any sense of solidarity with our European compatriots; it is only a good day for British political ignorance, prejudice, xenophobia and backwardness.
We will now see the unravelling of the UK as Scotland plans its second referendum, and understandably so -the future now looks even bleaker than before for this nation as it inevitably shrinks to an isolated Little England; we can now look forward to an even more right-wing Tory government, freed up from no longer coming under the purview of the European Convention on Human Rights, to finish off their job of wiping out hope and support for the poor, unemployed, sick, disabled and mentally ill. We may well also now see the dismantling not only of the already decimated welfare state, but of the NHS.
We will also likely see the unravelling of the EU altogether, with further national referendums already mooted, all of which will fall into the laps of Far Right
parties across the Continent, such as Front Nationale (France), Golde Dawn (Greece), and Jobbik (Hungary). We can now look forward to a fractious and fractured Europe in the years ahead after over 70 years of peace which too many have apparently taken for granted.
The working classes, a vast amount of whom voted to leave the EU, will be the hardest hit as all the vital EU protections of employment and human rights are simply brushed aside as ashes by the sleeves of vindictive Tories intent on returning Britain to a Victorian theme park replete with abject poverty and chasmal class and social divides.
The victorious Leave vote will likely go down as the de facto 'longest suicide note in British history'...