Sir Kier Starmer is facing mounting pressure to break his silence on Tory Brexit – the most destructive, devisive and damaging piece of legislation to ever be passed in British parliament; and one which Starmer’s Labour party now find themselves forced to be silent on.
The problems include massive drops in exports, absurd delays in logistics of trading, and a galaxy of black holes in Brexit legistlation itself leading to chaos across the land.
So why the silence from the opposition? Well, the obvious and most immediate answer is that Starmer’s opposition supported the Brexit bill, allowing it to pass. He made the choice to not be seen as the ‘blockers’ of Brexit, but the enablers of it. Well, they certainly enabled it. And now they can’t criticise it, at all, because they enabled it.
A large number of Labour supporters think the right course would have been to abstain, rather than either support or oppose; this would have been the only way to make Johnson own his Brexit. Now, Starmer has allowed himself to share it with him.
Then we have the issue of the broken Red Wall, a precious block of previously immovable Northern Labour voters who broke ranks to Get Brexit Done in the last election. Starmer wants them back, and if that means enabling Brexit, and staying silent on it, so be it. Sadly, he may have miscalculated; the worsening state of the country suggests he stands to gain a lot more by opposing Brexit than enabling it. The Red Wall, I think, isn’t worth saving. They’ve made their choice. They’ve won Brexit. I hope they are enjoying it. The rest of us need an opposing voice against the devastation, and enough guts to try and reverse it.
Not wishing to be lazy with my blogging here, but I strongly reccomend you Google some of the Labour voting and debating record on Brexit under Kier Starmer.