Tubby Isaacs wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:53 pm
Yeah, Owen Smith got removed quick enough for going off message. And we keep hearing that the referendum he talked about is very much in Corbyn's mind now. The difference between Corbyn and Smith seems to be that Smith floated it when there was still time to sell it properly.
Anybody with any skill can kill time without talking a load of rubbish, like Gardner just did. I suppose the grounds for voting down May's deal would sound a bit thin if he didn't bullshit. Then again, perhaps Labour doesn't need to be there anyway.
Smith was talking about the importance of how Labour needs to deal with the Brexit issue, including the possibility of a new public vote, during the leadership contest campaign in the summer of 2016. You'd describe it as prescient, but only by comparison with the pig-headed reaction of Corbyn and The Cult. At the Birmingham hustings, Smith actually said that he suspected Corbyn of having personally voted to leave, and asked him directly if he did. Corbyn stood there and told a barefaced lie, with consummate ease, before moving on to talk about "respecting the will of the people" or some such cliched crap. It's now utterly clear that Corbyn will do all he can to enable Brexit. I hope that a crunch point is coming.