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Margaret Beckett’s Brexit Delusion

Seriously, how perverted do your beliefs or logic have to be to reach this conclusion as Margaret Beckett does? Support is surging for the Leave And Dammnit Just Leave Party therefore Labor must embrace Remain?


[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] Nigel Farage’s Brexit party, which is currently leading in the polls for the EU elections, will win the contest unless Labour can portray itself as the natural home for remain voters, Margaret Beckett has claimed. Polling commissioned by the People’s Vote campaign suggested the former Ukip leader’s new party was on course for a five-point lead, with remain voters split between Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the Scottish National party, the Green party and Change UK. “These elections have proven to be rich hunting grounds for Nigel Farage’s brand of extreme rightwing politics before and may be again,” Beckett said. “But the message of this poll is loud and clear: it suggests that if anyone can stop Farage winning, it is Labour – and only if we back [a] people’s vote.” [/perfectpullquote]

If there is only one Leave party – which there isn’t but – and many Remain then the manner of increasing the Labour vote is to try to cut into the Leave vote, no? And as someone who used to work for Farage and was there as we noted increasing support from natural Labour voters….

No, really, how do you get to this position of Beckett’s? Is this just another example of how Europe turns British politicians mad?

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Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan
5 years ago

I know it’s Beckett (and therefore mad) but Farage has extreme rightwing politics – really? We really are at peak PC now.

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