I'm pretty much sure all Momentum/Corbyn era Labour supporters fail to grasp that their leader is one of the most anti-EU MPs in the house and has a demonstrable 30 year record of voting against anything pro-EU ever. Amongst other things, Corbyn privately voted Against remaining in the EEC in 1975, he voted as an MP against Maastricht in 1993 and against Lisbon in 2009. He is not the man to stop Brexit which his followers think he is. If anything, he would make a hard break and no deal more likely.Andrew wrote:Of course what is wrong there is that May was never anything to do with the Brexit Bus, she supported remain.
There does seem to be chunk of people that seem to think Brexit is fully aligned with the political parties. Tories means Brexit, Labour means remain. This is of course not the case.
I feel Labour supporters also fail to grasp that historically Labour has been a more anti-Europe party than the Tories are. The UK entered the EEC in the first place under a Tory government and the first thing the successive Labour government did was hold a referendum on whether we should stay in. Fast forward to 2016 and all those people doing unskilled jobs banging on and on about immigration are traditionally cast iron Labour supporters, not Tories.
Labour could have won the 2017 general election on the back of a pledge to stop Brexit. But Corbyn made no such offer because he doesn't believe in stopping it.
The mess of Brexit and the Tory's own divisions is the only thing preventing the shambles of Labour being held to ransom by Momentum and the 3 pounders electing a leader the PLP doesn't want (and then in the 2016 leadership challenge finding out that they can't remove him either as the 3 pounders will just vote him in again) being discussed more widely than it deserves to be. I just wish all those left wing pro EU socialists could see that Corbyn isn't what they think he is.