Just a few words. I heard a sound bite from you on the Today programme this morning. While I’m touched that you should be so concerned with how Labour policy might be viewed in post industrial Wales, I wonder if you might consider the wishes of your own constituents? Who voted overwhelmingly to Remain in the EU.
You and I both know that the Tory Right have embraced Brexit, because of the blank cheque it offers them. Hence all this ‘The Will of the People’ quasi-fascist rhetoric. What really puzzles me, though, is why you and Jeremy are such eager cheerleaders for Brexit? You may dispute this, but all I hear is Labour parroting this tabloid-appeasing, mob-fearing, oligarch-funded nonsense.
It is NOT the will of the people. It was the fleeting result of one opinion poll, taken after a torrent of tabloid propaganda (following decades of drip drip anti-European lies). It was not binding. In fact, if Labour had had the intellectual and moral strength to argue a internationalist, socialist, pro-EU vision, you would be in a much better position than you are today.
Which is nowhere. Miserable polling. A political laughing stock. The papers don’t even bother to pillory Jeremy any more, as they know he is a busted flush. This, to me, is heart-breaking, because I really thought that there was hope for a renaissance in the party. But, once again, on the policies that matter (Brexit), Labour has become Tory-lite.
You have missed a historic opportunity. Labour could have become the party of the majority that do not want Brexit. Instead, what are you? I’m no longer sure. You don’t get votes if you don’t have a compelling story to tell.
I’d rip up and send you my Labour membership card, but I don’t want to waste the postage. Brexit will probably devastate the industry I work in, so I’m going to need the money.
Yours, in sadness and anger.
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