Looking beyond Brexit
Shouldn’t we start look beyond Brexit? Brexit has created a lot of insecurity and fear amongst people. But is that not the point of the establishment – to create this fear and insecurity so that in the end the people will accept a lousy settlement? It looks like another form of Shock Doctrine best exemplified by Noemi Klein where the situation makes if possible to take advantage of the panic amongst many people in Brittan who are fearful of being punished by the EU for leaving which will have the effect of undermining democracy even more.
I think the focus needs to be on getting a government into power as soon as possible that is committed to improve the living conditions of the people living in Britain, both Brits and Non-Brits. The candidate here in my opinion is Corbyn and his group. But for them to get into power is a strategic game that I find difficult to see through… shouldn’t we look at the actual policies of the different political parties? Corbyn’s side of labour have made their Manifesto with their policies. Isn’t that saying what we can expect from them? We know what Corbyn’s Labour stands for! For example, Corbyn and McDonalds have promised that if ever they get into government, they will support and encourage economically and politically the rise of worker owned Coops. Never has a British potential government pledged to do such a thing! A policy truly giving the power to the workers!
And if they succeed it will mean that Britain could become the most democratic country of the hemisphere… A beacon of hope! I mean: it is good to look further than Brexit and see what is at stake! The rich will do ‘all that they can’ to stop Corbyn and his group to implement their vision.
I think that we should not stare ourselves blind on Brexit as if Britains future depends solely on it. For sure a deal has to be reached and for sure, at some point, a deal will be reached. A deal is not only in the interest of Britain, but also in the interest of Europe. Europe may seem unforgiving and powerful from the perspective of Britain, but Europe is in big crisis itself. And we should also not forget that there are many other countries in the world to trade with… and that, Europe also knows! So, I think that what Europe does is a lot of posturing, while Europe’s own future is hanging on a silk thread. The best that the British people can do is to put huge demands and pressure on their Government, the Tories, because they are sitting on solutions and not making them happen! Blaming Corbyn’s Labour in any way now is a mistake.
By Gert Tjoelker