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That's a peculiar example of Corbyn bashing.

It seems to be the NeoLiberal Party Line that Corbyn is worse than Brexit, but of course that's nonsense. Corbyn is a Euro-style social democrat suffering from mild nostalgia.

His economic plans are very similar to the policies of - say - Portugal, which was told very sternly to give up its socialist delusions, but whose economy is now doing much better than it ever did under far-right austerity.

Of course in the extremist US, socialism = communism = political bubonic plague and herpes, so anyone to the left of Hillary is "hard-left".

Corbyn knows what Brexit will do the UK, and I really can't see Labour following through with it with any enthusiasm, no matter how much of a Eurosceptic he may be personally. (Which probably isn't much. He has said that if given the choice he would vote Remain - again.)

The rest is spot on. If Brexit continues, the UK is basically fucked. (Which is why I'm trying to move to the mainland.)

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Nov 7th, 2017 at 10:14:45 PM EST

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