David Garcia on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:28:53 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Bad news for Brexit Junkies! - worse news for Labour and remainers

The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity. 
(W.B. Yates.. The Second Coming)

Its a critical juncture in a very very complex moment of a 4 dimensional 
chess that the UK pretends to be playing with an opponent, but is 
actually playing with itself (in every sense, including the vulgar sense of 
wanking our time away).

Actually Kier Starmer -the Captain Sensible of the Brexit narrative- is 
incrementally (and with some skill) inching the Labour Party’s leadership 
towards a refferendum on the deal (I dislike the sterile populism of the 
‘people’s vote' tag but it seems to have caught on). 

In yesterday’s tragic parliamentary performance May stood isolated
and friendless trapped by her own cack-handed trail of bad decisions
and contradictory ‘red lines’. Apart from the isolation of someone whose only
piece on the chess board is the king which is being relentlessly pushed 
towards the innevitable one other thing stood out. Accross parliament MPs 
from all paties except the DUP were increasingly advocating the once unmentionable 
concept of a 'referndum on the deal’ (or ratification). MPs who have not taken that 
position before such Dominic Reeve argued for it. This fas has moved from a being a 
very faint possibility to a distinct option as one of the only ways to resolve political 

This would be not so much a ‘people’s vote’ as the equivalent of the consent form 
the patient must sign before undergoing a highly risky piece of useless cosmetic 
surgery about to be perfomed of an ageing dowager suffering from severe 
delusions of grandure. 

David Garcia      

On 16 Oct 2018, at 07:35, Patrice Riemens <patrice@xs4all.nl> wrote:

> On 2018-06-17 11:15, Patrice Riemens wrote:
>> BonDi!
>> In today's Guardian/Observer:
>> https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/17/europe-losing-interest-brexit-soap-it-has-bigger-worries
>> Cheers, p+2D!
> That was then - but even earlier there was:
> https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/27/brexit-six-tests-eu-starmer-corbyn
> (referd to in to-day's Guardian, hence ...)
> I'm afraid that's going to be the scenario. A Labour party led by an Eurosceptic at heart too afraid to ruffle feathers f its brexiters voters (who mind well have changed their minds in the meantime), and going for the 'extend and pretend' scenario ...
> Brexit gonna be a disaster - and not only for UK, even if far worse there.
> Salvini appears to have backtracked on Riace deportations
> Cheers, no cheers, I dunno
> p+2D!

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