Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Well, what do these elections really tell us? Labour's waffling stance on Brexit is not a winner among the most politically plucked in in some parts (a third?) of the country. But we more or less knew this coming in. For Labour to prosper they need the discussion to be about austerity and social transformation, and they need to mobilize a large number of people. So while the results suggest that Labour's Brexit stance is becoming increasingly costly, they don't readily suggest a solution. After all, it is very unlikely that a strong Remain stance would have pulled in Tories jumping ship. And unless I'm misreading, Tory -> LibDem was the big move this election.
In conclusion, I wouldn't put any hope in elections to push Labour into a hard Remain position. The membership still might.
by generic on Tue May 7th, 2019 at 09:42:58 AM EST

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