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Personally I was always a fan of the constructive ambiguity of Labour's previous position. It allowed all parts of the Labour coalition to criticize the Govt without any need to worry about going against the "party line".

Jeremy Corbyn has always had issues with the EU, especially viewing the euro and ECB having baked neo-liberal economic policy into its foundation. Equaly, having voted to Leave, Corbyn and many people in the party who genuinely respect democratically agreed decisions felt somewhat constrained in going against the expressed will of the people.

Now, we can argue till the ends of the earth about what it might have been that this "expressed will" actually, but in a Yes/No decision, it's hard to argue that, if the majority vote "no", then they really meant "yes".

So, this is actually a much more major step for the Labour party in general than many are willing to concede.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Aug 27th, 2017 at 03:26:15 PM EST

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