Corbyn highlights the terrifying truth. We’re on the brink of a ‘Trump-deal Brexit’.

Jeremy Corbyn
Fréa Lockley

Jeremy Corbyn has issued a vital warning. He is, it seems, the only leader speaking out about the terrifying truth if Boris Johnson pushes no-deal Brexit through.

“Trump-deal Brexit”

On 27 August, Corbyn’s meeting with opposition leaders in an effort to stop Johnson’s no-deal. As Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson continues to try to sabotage the Labour leader, Corbyn pointed out the truth:

A no-deal Brexit is really a Trump-deal Brexit.

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Writing in the Independent, Corbyn also said he would “do everything” to stop a “no-deal bankers’ Brexit”. Because, he explained, Johnson’s plan:

would destroy people’s jobs, push up food prices in the shops and open our NHS to takeover by US private corporations.

We will do everything necessary to stop a disastrous no deal for which this government has no mandate. That’s why… I am hosting a meeting of opposition parties to discuss how we can stop Johnson’s reckless rush for a no-deal Brexit. The stakes couldn’t be higher.

Responding to “reports…. that the Tories are going out with their begging bowl to billionaire hedge funders to raise cash” for a general election, Corbyn also stressed:

Let no one be in any doubt what these super-rich donors will be paying for: the chaos and uncertainty caused by a no-deal Brexit is a potential goldmine for speculators betting against the pound.

But the payout for those elements of the super-rich that support no deal won’t just stop there. If we leave without a deal on 31 October, they will use the crisis to push through policies that benefit them and hurt everyone else – as they have since 2010.

“Trump first”

Donald Trump and Johnson had nothing but praise for each other after meeting at the G7 summit. Trump openly said he’d “been waiting” for Johnson to become PM for “about six years”. And Trump wants trade deals to happen “quickly”:

But as Corbyn also stated:

The Trump-Johnson tie-up is a huge danger to our planet. With so little time to act to prevent a climate catastrophe, as the fires in the Amazon make so painfully clear, an alliance is developing between Trump, Johnson and Brazil’s Bolsonaro – three men who have all denied or belittled the climate emergency. And our prime minister is cosying up to Trump because a no-deal Brexit is really a Trump-deal Brexit.

And let’s not forget, Trump was the only leader who refused to attend a crucial meeting about the current climate crisis at the G7.

Yet, as some people pointed out, the establishment media seems intent on attacking Corbyn, and ignoring the dangers of the Trump / Johnson alliance:

Dangerous times

Swinson’s latest letter to Corbyn proposed Ken Clarke and Harriet Harman leading the country. She claims Corbyn doesn’t have support for a no-confidence vote.

But all the UK’s opposition leaders need to stand up against this dangerous alliance. Those who refuse to back Corbyn hold responsibility for pushing Johnson’s no-deal “Trump-deal Brexit” closer to reality.

These truly are dangerous times. The only person speaking truth to power is Corbyn. So it’s vital his words reach above the noise.

Featured image via Fréa Lockley

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    1. Corbyn is the only voice speaking to the present tense, as in contast to the fantasies of those desiring to be a ruling class. Those ones haven’t shown any talent to use dialogue to deal with present day issues with any sense of looking into the future, and but reflect only upon the past. They are not living in the present, and so how can anyone trust them to think at all.
      These people are living a fantasy.
      During the referendum of 2016 when a vote tainted by fraud was held, I”ll bet no one imagined they’d never have a no deal Brexit going in a trade deal with Trump without any vote at all.
      I wonder what the odds are the bookies have given on not having a General Election at all before the No Deal Brexit happens?

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