Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Do all "Leavers" want a Brexit based on xenophobia?

Unfortunately I have come to the conclusion that we are not going to stop Brexit and the sort of campaign the Lib Dems are campaigning  on yjt a vote for them is a vote to Remain.

But that does not mean that we should give the Tories a Free hand in the negotiations and they  and they allies should not be allowed to turn it into a Xenophobic Little Englander on the rest of the Eu,

It is clear that Theressa May is intent on using the General Election as a endorsement referendum on Brexit

In her speech in Bridgend yesterday she said

In 44 days, voters in Wales have a fresh chance to reject this kind of ‘politics as usual’. The General Election is a chance for them to turn their backs on the politicians who have turned their backs on them, and to embrace a new approach that is right for Wales and right for Britain.
Scotland voted to Remain  but Mrs May claims to speak for them , but beside that when has Tory policies ever been good for Scotland bit especially Wales
For this election is not about the kind of tribal politics that has held sway in Wales and elsewhere for many years. It is not about calling in old favours or relying on past allegiance. It is about the future.It is an opportunity to provide this United Kingdom with the strong and stable leadership it needs to see us through Brexit and beyond. It is a chance to lock in the economic progress we have made together over the past seven years.
How many ordinary people who have seen their Pay not meet inflation, or those who have sen their benefits slashed  or those who have been forced into Food Banks in echo of Victorian so called philanthropy have seen any economic progress?

But lets look at May on Brexit
And it is your chance to strengthen Britain’s hand as we negotiate with Europe to ensure we get the right deal for ordinary working people everywhere. A deal that will help us build a stronger Wales, as part of a more secure Britain.Securing that deal is my priority and we have the plan to do it. A plan to regain control of our own money, our own laws and our own borders, and to be free to strike trade deals with old friends and new partners all around the world.Yet our Labour, LibDem and Nationalist opponents – Plaid Cymru here in Wales and Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP in Scotland – are already seeking to disrupt our negotiations, even as 27 other European countries line up to oppose us.
For a start Mes May hand has not been weakened one iota in the House of Commons, she has lost not one Brexot vote .

The European Union has already indicated that an increased Tory majority will make no difference  in the negotiations from one side.

It will however if Mrs May riding on a Landslide thinks that she can bully the EU into agreeing all her terms.

It will do the opposite and the EU will look at the xenophobic rhetoric coming from the UK which will damage future relations,

Even Mrs May's hope that the US will ride to our rescue has bern shattered with Trump indicating its Europe he wants to work out Trade agreements with.

The Scottish Referendum always was base on "We want to leave as friends" the UK seems intent on leaving the EU as enemies .

Leaver or Remainer do you really want this. Do you want Brexit to leave a legacy of hostility with out fellow Europeans.

We are going to need friends in Europe not only with the likes of Norway but with EU members , May's attitude will leave us with none.




4 comments:

  1. In fact, Mrs. May's government hasn't yet been defeated in the Commons on *any* issue.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Government_defeats_in_the_House_of_Commons_(1945%E2%80%93present)

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  2. Brexit will happen and it'll probably be the WTO version, and Britain's only allies will be America and despots, Wales hasn't done itself any favours voting for Brexit. Contrast with Scotland who are being hailed as a strong European country and will be welcome with open arms when it votes for independence.

    To answer you headline, after campaigning I've come to the conclusion that a majority of LEAVE voters are racist, bigoted, sexist, and actually believe Brexit will usher in a second golden age of British Empire.

    I wouldn't mind if they were the only ones to be affected by the extreme social and economic pain on its way, but it'll affect us all and I will never forgive them for wrecking my kids lives.

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    1. "after campaigning I've come to the conclusion that a majority of LEAVE voters are racist, bigoted, sexist, and actually believe Brexit will usher in a second golden age of British Empire" hard to argue with anything you say there anon. No question brexit was in large part motivated by an ugly nascent british nationalism, and deeply disappointing to see so many people in Wales are willing to ally themselves with such a reactionary political development.

      Furthermore you have to wonder where the emergence of a mass 'rule britannia' psychology - which brexit has certainly helped engender - leaves Wales and its existence as a nation in its own right?

      Both myself and glyn have been clear on our blogs that welsh support for brexit - and apparent support for theresa may's tories - poses real dangers to welsh nationhood. Indeed i would argue that the current political situation poses more serious a risk to wales national identity than the devolution disaster did in 1979.

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  3. Glyn,
    I have asked you before if you can help me understand why Wales voted Leave. I am now even more gobsmacked by the polls that Cymru is going to vote Tory.
    The Tories will make some gains in Scotland too -they have got there act together after the red Tories (you know who I mean) were chucked out, and will have the unionist vote.... But what is happening in Wales? In Scotland, it might be 50 independence to 16 unionist, but Wales looks like going Tory.... What the F*** is happening?

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