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Jeremy Corbyn is in town (Dublin) to drum up support for his Brexit strategy and hopes to renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement should he ever achieve power.

Helpfully the government here has shielded him from media scrutiny which may be just as well as he has no answers for the questions he is likely to face. For instance why should Ireland and the EU give him a better deal than we gave Theresa May after 2 long years of negotiations? Precisely what favours do we owe him after the damage Brexit has already done to our economy and the peace process in the North?

If he has come with some new ideas, then perhaps all well and good. They should be considered. But so far his public utterances have done nothing to dispel the notion that he is still hell bent on pursuing Brexit even after it has become clear an increasing majority of British people have changed their minds.

Brexit Supporting parties UKIP (- 24), Conservatives (-15), Labour (-10) and Ulster Unionists (-1) have just lost 50 European Parliament seats while The Brexit party gained just 29.  That net loss of 21 seats has gone directly to explicitly Remain parties - Lib Dems (+15), Greens (+4), SNP (+1) and Alliance Party (+1)..

If Corbyn won't represent his own people, then why should we listen to him?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu May 30th, 2019 at 02:29:37 PM EST

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