Tubby Isaacs wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:30 pm
They have a point that sticking a deal the Commons has rejected into a referendum is a problem.
I really don't think so. Though the May deal has been twice rejected by parliament, it has the undeniable advantage of being in existence, and of being available. It is, as May herself, and Barnier, and Juncker, and Varadker, and Uncle Tom Cobleigh and all (though not, frustratedly, Uncle Jez Corbyn) keep pointing out, in fact the *only* such deal, and May clearly intends to keep trying to get it accepted. The same cannot be said for Corbyn's phantom alternative deal.
As such, it would, I think, be quite appropriate for it to go forward in the terms of the Kyle/Wilson amendment as the sole alternative to remaining in the EU - giving the country a real opportunity to step back from the madness, galvanising support for Labour in the country (while also playing to Corbyn's alleged strength of hitting the campaign trail), and satisfying the vast majority of Labour party members.
I don't know why Corbyn cannot - or more likely wilfully *will* not, recognise this.
This is incredibly frustrating. It's bleeding obvious - why can't Labour's leader see this ? Surely it can only lead to more defections.