Jeremy Corbyn’s letter to Theresa May last night offering to slightly soften his Brexit stance risks stirring a backlash from Labour supporters. A new poll makes it devastatingly clear that if Labour is perceived as having enabled Brexit, it will lose 45 seats – including five of its seven precious Scottish seats.
Jeremy is so sold on Brexit he’s willing to sell out to May to achieve it. Here are his conditions for selling out:
* A “permanent and comprehensive UK-wide customs union”, including a say in future trade deals.
* Close alignment with the single market, underpinned by “shared institutions”.
* “Dynamic alignment on rights and protections”, so that UK standards do not fall behind those of the EU.
* Clear commitments on future UK participation in EU agencies and funding programmes.
* Unambiguous agreements on future security arrangements, such as use of the European arrest warrant.
It’s not likely May would agree to any let alone most of those. Her Brexiteers wouldn’t stand for any of them, and her only priority is keeping the Tories under her wing.
But Corbyn isn’t providing the leadership it takes to stop May’s Brexit. He’s a wanker.