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Giles Fraser, the Vicar of Brexit, on Faith in the English Working Class and god.

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The Vicar of Brexit Now has a further Message from god.

Faser is still on the Moral Maze, alas, without his comrade Claire Fox who has gone to higher spheres

Giles Fraser is a priest and journalist, currently serving as Priest-in-Charge of St Mary, Newington near the Elephant and Castle.

He has written widely as a journalist in such diverse publications as The Socialist Worker and the Daily Mail, and currently writes the Loose Canon column for the Guardian. He also is a regular broadcaster on Radio 4’s Thought for the Day and Saturday Review.

He a few days ago tweeted  the Red-Brown Front Central organ.

Some might think that god has answered the Prelate’s Payers:

Reject Brexit divisions and unite for a Labour government, McCluskey tells conference

UNITE leader Len McCluskey urged the union’s members today to reject “divisive messages” on Brexit and instead commit to winning the Corbyn-led government that would unify the nation.

Closing the union’s third rules conference in Brighton, Mr McCluskey said: “Brexit is one of the greatest problems we have had to face, industrially and politically, since we came together as Unite.

“There will be both Remainers and Leavers in the hall today.

Speaking with his own direct line to the deity McCLusky said

That doesn’t matter: it doesn’t divide us.

We are each and every one of us united in fighting for the best for our members, our communities, our industries and our society as a whole.”

You will see that your union is coming in for all sorts of criticism for our stand on Brexit, mainly from those still in denial about the result of the 2016 referendum. So let me take this opportunity to make our position crystal clear.

“We have one objective in all our political work, and that is supporting Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of Labour and winning the Labour government that can transform our country along the lines this union has always advocated.

“So we are not the union for smart-alec strategies, flip-flopping on points of principle or Baldrick-style cunning plans on Brexit.

“We are not the ones to extrapolate percentages out of polls to suit a divisive message. We stand for solidarity, loyalty, unity and a Labour victory above everything else.

“Of course, there is also a major industrial dimension to Brexit, which is why I brought together 100 conveners from across manufacturing industry to discuss our strategy to save jobs.

They were not interested in second referendums or anything like that. They wanted us to work to stop a disastrous no-deal Brexit, with all the dislocation that would cause, and to work with government and employers to end the uncertainty that can kill investment.

And that is what we do best as a union: fight for our members, for their jobs, for their working conditions, for the future of their communities.”


So Brexit will go ahead, if McClusky gets his wish.


Let us piously hope that the Church is not cast asunder like this:

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Written by Andrew Coates

June 27, 2019 at 12:35 pm

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  1. I just wonder how Len McCluskey thinks No Deal Brexit can be stopped. It’s either backing Remain or the Withdrawal Agreement. There really are no other choices.

    Oh, and anyone who says “General Election” is not being serious. Even if a GE were to be held before 31 Oct and an extension agreed with the EU for that purpose, the same three choices of No Deal Brexit, Withdrawal Agreement and Remain would still be there.


    Gatt 24 isn’t going to happen either.

    John Rogan

    June 27, 2019 at 1:23 pm

  2. The Vicar of Brexit sounded semi-coherent and close to some sort of breakdown on last night’s Moral Maze, as he appeared to be trying to defend Boris Johnson. I think the poor clergyman may be undergoing some kind of personal/ideological crisis. Or maybe he’s signed up with Spiked Online/IThe Institute of Ideas.

    Jim Denham

    June 27, 2019 at 2:43 pm

  3. It was your comment on that got me looking at what he’s been saying Jim.

    I think there’s hope, an opening for him in Bray.

    Andrew Coates

    June 27, 2019 at 4:41 pm

  4. […] Giles Fraser, the Vicar of Brexit, on Faith in the English Working Class and god. […]

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