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Pro-Brexit Left Goes the Full Blue Labour.

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Cutting Edge “Artists for Brexit” Show their Talents at “Transforming Britain After Brexit.”

“We are a group committed to seizing the historic opportunity Brexit offers for restoring popular sovereignty, repairing democracy, and renewing our economy.”

The Full Brexit


London Meeting: Speakers, Larry Elliott from the Guardian,  Feyzi Ismail from Counterfire…

Evans Agelissopoulos  A couple of unions need to take the political lead, try and get taxi drivers, truck drivers, fishermen etc on board as they are taking direct action for Brexit.

Eddie Dempsey (RMT)  The EU is an Empire. Is this what our ancestors have fought for? To replace one Empire’s flag with another?

(More on Eddie Dempsey below).

The Full Brexit also publishes on Facebook this post:

Claire Fox from The Institute of Ideas: “I am worried that if Brexit doesn’t happen the left will be complicit in destroying the new found voice of the working class.”

Here is something on the star Full Brexit speaker from the  RMT.


Eddie Dempsey’s postings are totally unacceptable


Labour List today publishes this excellent article.

Beware, Lexiteers: you could be paving the way for Blue Corbynism

On Monday, the “Left Brexit tour” – a series of events organised by The Full Brexit campaign group, which seeks to appeal to Labour members – stopped in London. Original signatories of The Full Brexit campaign include Marxist Eurosceptic economist Costas Lapavitsas, Blue Labour grandee Maurice Glasman and David Goodhart, head of the demography, immigration and integration unit at the right-wing think tank Policy Exchange. At first glance, Glasman and Goodhart do not look like natural allies of a socialist Corbyn government, so what are they trying to achieve?

Inflammatory rhetoric used to discuss the impact of immigration on British jobs and communities was front and centre during and after the referendum campaign. Labour has accepted this narrative, as evidenced by our commitment to ending free movement in the 2017 manifesto and the recent scrambling over whether to oppose the government’s immigration bill in parliament.

Immigration is where Corbynism and Blue Labourism currently overlaps. Blue Labour’s vision, based on “faith, flag and family”, rails against Labour’s socially liberal culture and “irresponsible approach to large-scale immigration”. They argue that, through this attitude towards immigration, the party has become estranged from its (white) working-class base.

The hope of Corbynism was that it could provide the leadership needed to start this shift. We need to build a new consensus on the state and communities, championing economic equality that goes hand-in-hand with socialist values such as class unity, internationalism, feminism and multiculturalism.

To develop the political framework capable of meeting today’s challenges, the Corbyn movement urgently needs to get organised and build its own, intellectually coherent, theoretical base. Without that, Corbynism risks becoming a hollow vehicle for other, dangerous, currents within the Labour movement. Corbyn-supporting Lexiteers who consider themselves socialists should be careful – or they risk welcoming reactionary forces into our movement.

More here: Blue Labour, Aaron Banks Funded Labour Leave and ‘Trade Unionists’ Against the EU, ‘Marxists’, Plan Rallies on “Transforming Britain after Brexit.”.

…we have a series of meetings bringing together Counterfire, New Left Review, The Morning Star, Arthur Scargill, the Communist Party of Britain, magic money sovereigntists,  Benittes in their second youth, Blue Labour, anti-multiculturalists, raving patriots, and Labour Leave, who are embroilled in a scandal about extensive far-right funding, not to mention the other recipients of Banks’ money, Trade Unionists Against the EU.

Is it any wonder that amid this political confusionism the Morning Star has now taken off on a Tardis Trip?



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  1. That piss-poor artwork is almost as hopeless as Julie Burchill’s “messy and inept” flopparoo of a play: https://www.metro.news/messy-and-inept-julie-burchills-brexit-play-is-just-like-the-real-thing/1260295/

    Jim Denham

    March 26, 2019 at 3:45 pm

  2. Indeed:

    Andrew Coates

    March 26, 2019 at 5:26 pm

  3. Andrew Coates

    March 26, 2019 at 6:17 pm

  4. To be precise we, on the internationalist anti-Brexit left only back a “mild (as yet) variant” of fascism.

    Andrew Coates

    March 26, 2019 at 6:52 pm

  5. Btw.

    The “Leave Means Leave” no-deal Brexit march arrives on Friday 29th March, Parliament Square 4pm.
    Here’s the line up of speakers –

    Nigel Farage, Kate Hoey, Julia Hartley-Brewer, Tim Martin, Paul Embery, Brendan O’Neill and Claire Fox.

    Surprised George Galloway’s not there, tbh. Maybe there’s still time to get John Rees on board to attack the “mild (as yet)” fascism of the People’s Vote march.

    John Rogan

    March 26, 2019 at 11:27 pm

  6. AEIP has just caught Eddie Dempsey of the RMT and ‘Full Brexit’ proclaiming on film to a Lexit rally that “The one thing that unites [the people who turn out for Tommy Robinson demos] beyond whatever other bigotry that’s going on… is their hatred of the liberal left. And they are right to hate them.”

    Jim Denham

    March 27, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    • He really is a piece of work that Dempsey, isn’t he?

      Andrew Coates

      March 27, 2019 at 6:49 pm

  7. Very enlightening. The far-right has been planting seeds in pro-Corbyn forums for years and combined with the abundantly fertile arrogance of the SP, SWP et al they are now flourishing.

    Rich Will

    March 27, 2019 at 5:25 pm

  8. George Galloway and TalkSHIT back in deep shit over yet more violations of the broadcasting code.

    George Galloway radio show breaches Ofcom rules

    George Galloway’s radio show breached impartiality rules during discussions on the Labour Party and anti-Semitism, a watchdog has ruled.

    On his show, he said anti-Semitism claims against Jeremy Corbyn were “bogus” and had materialised because of the Labour leader’s “success”.

    Ofcom found two TalkRadio phone-in shows “failed to give due weight” to a “wide range of views” on the subject.

    Former MP Mr Galloway said public money had been wasted on Ofcom’s inquiry.

    TalkRadio said it accepted Mr Galloway “crossed the line… on this occasion”.

    Ofcom is considering “the imposition of statutory sanction” over the “serious breaches”, which could include a fine or a substantial prison sentence for Galloway.



    March 27, 2019 at 6:09 pm

  9. What’s with this made-up (by the BBC and Laura Kuntsberg) word – Brexiteer? Why not lust say Leave voters? Or can Laura Kuntsberg and her fellow ‘Remainers’ not pronounce ‘Leave voters’? Who incidentally outnumbered the Remain voters in the 2016 In/Out ‘Peoples’ Vote’. Or is the use of the term to insinuate a rag-tag, small insignificant group of extremists? You fighting for something that hardly anyone voted for or supported? Jeez, if there ever was a second referendum it would be tempting to vote Leave just out of spite and to sock one to these parliamentarians and media correspondents who play the public for fools and treat them like small children.


    March 29, 2019 at 9:40 am

  10. […] jobs for British workers ideas David Goodhart and friends promote in the Lexit scene) Coatesy: Pro-Brexit Left Goes the Full Blue Labour (26 March, on Spiked, Blue Labour’s Glasman and Red London’s Eddie Dempsey coming […]

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