If Labour goes into the next election on a platform of continued subjection to the EU, it will make a nonsense of the progressive policies in its manifesto, says ROBERT GRIFFITHS
THE chances of this Tory government limping all the way to a general election in 2022 are almost nil.
It is are divided on the EU, the NHS, civil liberties and even the 1 per cent public-sector pay cap.
It is dependent on the Ulster Loyalist DUP for a majority in the House of Commons. That’s like being rescued by a knight on a white charger who’s one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Millions of people have had enough of austerity. They need and want a pay rise or a boost to their pensions or benefits. They are deeply concerned about the NHS and have no idea how their children or grandchildren are going to be able to afford a college education or a home of their own.
There is a whiff of inevitability about a Labour government headed by Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn.
But there’s also an elephant in the room which could go on the rampage and wreck everything, unless the labour movement exercises unity and discipline informed by a clear class-based analysis.