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Skwawkbox Goes Patriotic Labour: Brexit was “genuine democratic revolt” for “self-government, identity, community, sovereignty, patriotism.

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Skwawkbox: We’ll Beat that EU Elite with a Patriotic Call to Arms!

Patriotic Labour supporter Steve Walker publishes Blue Labour:


Writing from the hard chalk face Teacher Searson blubbs,

Brexit was a genuine democratic revolt. Millions of ordinary citizens came out to use democracy and suffrage to have a say on issues that affect their daily lives. They voted for self-government, identity, community, sovereignty, patriotism. It was the elite versus the people, The average citizen versus an establishment that wasn’t listening any more! A detached set of establishment elites. The expenses scandal exacerbated the feeling of political alienation – and if the elitist, powerful few renege now, trust in Parliament will be destroyed for generations.

Do we need, the eminent pedagogue continues, the projects of “charlatan posh boys”, from the Labour Remainers to Johnson, Gove and Mogg, to tell us what to do?

Nay lad!

We need a Brexit that works for those left-behind communities and working-class areas. We cannot sign up to more neoliberal structures, rules and treaties that make it impossible for Keynesian economics in terms of state intervention, re-nationalisation and sovereignty over our own nation’s economic needs.

A Beacon, in short, a light to the world,

We need to look towards ourselves as leaders and answer a patriotic call to arms to fight poverty and need, homelessness and hunger, rip-off energy companies and corporations. We need to fight for fairness and decent living standards for all not just the few.

All it needs is will-power and plenty of elbow-grease.

Just like our kith and kin in America we need the courage to stand firm:

As for Project Fear, let us also remember Roosevelt’s words as he faced with the threats and merchants of gloom from the establishment and stood up for the people over the establishment status quo:

This great nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.’

We have nothing to fear but fear.

It is hard not to feel that this nationalist rant, promoting “our nation” against the “elites” would find a friendly audience here:



Written by Andrew Coates

December 20, 2018 at 1:43 pm

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