|And while the Tories continue to flirt with bad ideas, Labour are doing their utmost to obstruct the popular will. The Eurofanatic faction of the Labour front bench, led by Emily Thornberry, is hell-bent on taking Britain into “a” customs union, which is no different from “the” customs. No checks on UK-EU trade prohibits a prosperity-driving independent trade policy. The man responsible for bringing this idiotic idea to the public’s attention? Philip Hammond of course.
Thornberry and her crew appear to have won over their leader, a supposedly lifelong Eurosceptic.
“We have to have access to European markets, we have to have a customs union that makes sure we can continue that trade,” said Jeremy Corbyn, on stage at the EEF manufacturers conference on Tuesday.
He will be laying out Labour’s Brexit position in a speech early next week, after the Labour version of the Brexit “war Cabinet” finalized the party’s position on the future relationship with the EU. A customs union is likely to feature, but it may not take a new Labour government for that nightmare to materialize. Labour are already scheming with Tory traitors Ken Clarke and Anna Soubry to stick a customs union amendment into the Taxation (Cross-border) Bill, a follow-up to the Withdrawal Bill.
With both Corbyn and May finally adding flesh the bare bones sketched out so far, a momentous week lies ahead. The spin doctors will be in overdrive, as will Leave.EU’s enigma machine. Stay tuned.
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