The court case continues and the LibDem conference has finished with a rousing call to ..erm .. the masses? Maybe not eh!
Jo Swinson looks set to lead the party to not entirely sure where. From the feedback I have been hearing the idea that Article 50 should be revoked without a new referendum isn’t receiving much support from the voters she needs to attract – Tory and Labour remainers.
Jeremy Corbyn on the other hand is again showing little commitment to any policy as he says he will “remain neutral”. What???? How does any policy have credibility if the party leader can’t get behind it and support it properly? I had begun to think that he has more backbone than I had given him credit for but guess what – nope.
Jeremy Corbyn only ever does what’s best for Jeremy Corbyn. As a career long back bencher that is fine – you only have you and your constituents to answer to but as the leader of the party you HAVE to be able to get behind Party policy and do what’s best for the party even if you disagree with some of it. This half hearted “if you must” approach lets everyone down and makes the opposition to the worst government in living memory weaker.
In other news the Labour NEC has abolished Labour Students because they are too centrists and asked for a new Labour Students group to be set up which is more leftist.
Predictably this has caused a row amongst the MPs at a time when they should be standing together rather than fighting amongst themselves . They just can’t help it.
And Boris Johnson is where? Who knows. Hiding under his covers until the court case result is announced.
Meanwhile in Scotland it’s five years since the referendum and the Tories are going all out to convince us there is NO interest in a second referendum. None, no one cares no one wants one and there is absolutely no majority for a referendum on independence anywhere. They have this on repeat even as they take their seats in and their salary from a parliament which literally has a pro independence majority.
They also are proposing a two thirds majority on any further vote which no one wants, at all ever. But if they did the Tories want a two thirds majority.
All this is of course because today it is five years since the independence referendum.
Five years in which we have seen austerity wreak havoc on the lives of the poor, the sick, the vulnerable. We have seen a Tory Government lie, cheat and steal the futures of our young people as they march inexorably towards a no deal Brexit.
Five years in which Scotland – who were assured of an equal partnership, a place at the table, asked to lead not leave the Uk – has been ignored, sidelined and dismissed.
Anyone able to tell me why we are still Better Together?