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Labour And Should We Stay Or Should We Go....

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mushroom25 | 13:39 Thu 10th Jan 2019 | News
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//"If you are so confident in your deal, call that election, and let the people decide." says Mr Corbyn
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46824125

he then goes on to say "a new government would have a fresh mandate to negotiate a better withdrawal deal with the EU".

so what exactly would labour's campaign strategy be in an early GE scenario - leave? stay? renegotiate leave? it could be argued that as the opposition they're not required to say - but they could need to concoct a policy faster than the PM needs to rustle up a plan B....

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he's missing the point......the people already voted to go.
He is also missing the point that the EU have said that any further negotiations are out of the question.
Corbyn doesn't seem to be particularly interested in Brexit other than as a means to gain power. He just keeps repeating calls for a general election. The claim that a different govt would be able to renegotiate a better deal is just nonsense.
Labour have not got any ideas on how the brexit deal can be bettered. Despite all the catcalling, any new deal will not get past Juncker.
".....a fresh mandate to negotiate a better withdrawal deal with the EU"
What fantasy land does Corbyn inhabit where he thinks he can persuade the EU to do a better deal? Maybe he's going to ride into Brussles on a Unicorn?

Jesus, I hope the general electorate can see through this Marxist fool's rhetoric.
Surely the only possible way to 'renegotiate' would be to withdraw Article 50, wait a year or so, and then (after all the riots have died down) invoke it again?

It is a really strange claim. COB of course wants (and needs) Brexit to fulfil his Marxist aims so any deal where we are still beholden to the EU wont suit him.

He also seems to have forgotten Brexit is a cross party split (Apart from the lib dems).
Yes it is Krom, BUT we would need to go in with a no deal Brexit detailed and catered for otherwise the EU will not bend one iota. And why should they?
Krom, time and time again the government have said that this will not happen.You are flogging a dead horse.
//Surely the only possible way to 'renegotiate' would be to withdraw Article 50//
Typical opposition call, in the full realisation that no one in the position would be persuaded to call an election as May did last time.

Any new government would have no fresh mandate to negotiate a better withdrawal deal with the EU since time has already run out. They would have a mandate to get us out on the due date and then reopen trade negotiations, if the EU elite were prepared to do so. Or better, spend their time negotiating with the non-EU countries instead.
The government can’t call an election. Where has he been for the last 8 years?
//Krom, time and time again the government have said that this will not happen.You are flogging a dead horse//

Right. But in this thread we're talking about a hypothetical circumstance in which Labour managed to get into power.

Also: the scenario I described is not one I am eager to see in any case. Calm down.
//Surely the only possible way to 'renegotiate' would be...//

Note the use of hypothetical "would be".
Krom, I can assure you that, despite your uncivil comment, I am quite calm.
OK. Apologies if it came across uncivil, was just frustrated. Probably should have deleted those last two words.

In any case, the original observation (that re-negotiating would presumably require cancelling A50 and then re-activating it later) was intended to highlight how ridiculous Labour's proposal is.
Apology accepted, and I agree with your second paragraph.
Anyway, judging by the audience reaction to Emily Thornberry on Question Time last night, nobody, including Labour supporters, is particularly impressed by Labour's (lack of) position on Brexit.
The first two posts in this thread are unnecessarily verbose. Corbyn is missing the point. Which point? All of them.

Sigh...
COB keeps going on about a GE, he would wouldn't he but it wont happen, he'll never get enough support to force it so it's irrelevant. Even if it did happen what does it change?
Depends on who wins, presumably. But possibly nothing more than who ends up getting blamed.

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