Nice meaning of democracy here

Now we know what Brexit means, and it isn’t what the north-east voted for
Chi Onwurah

Well, yes, suppose so. Esher never has voted for a Labour Government nor 83% income tax rates. But both were legitimate because enough of everyone else did vote for them.

10 comments on “Nice meaning of democracy here

  1. 58% of those who voted in the North East voted “Leave” and Chi Onwurah is in no position to judge what motivated those people.

  2. What do these Brexit-bothering geniuses think will happen if they make peaceful, democratic political change impossible?

  3. What is this ‘North East’ thing she is on about? She’s one MP for Newcastle Central.
    She doesn’t want to devolve vice licensing, smoking in pubs, hunting policy, agricultural subsidies, planning policy, the rules on land value taxation ( or the council tax equivalent ) and fishing to the North East. She supports a system where the Scots by virtue of greater population have more say over these things in the North East than the locals do.
    No, this politicking appeal to regional identity is bollocks.

  4. ‘I am developing policies that will help bring smart, sustainable and inclusive growth to the country; that will deliver the skills, investment and opportunities to make us competitive in markets across the globe.’

    Sure you are. And Dr Pepper in all the water fountains.

  5. Brexit IS what the North-East voted for – and one major reason was that a pro-Remainer Minister admitted that he couldn’t do anything to protect the jobs of the Redcar steelworkers (lost due to imports from state-subsidised steelworks in China) because of EU rules. Chi Onwurah is a middle-class Newcastle MP and looks down on Middlesbrough but there are an awful lot of solid working-class men in the North-East whose self-respect is strongly linked to their work and they cared.
    Chi Onwurah doesn’t understand the working class. If her grandfather was a sheet metal worker he was skilled and had an above-average income but she claims that her mother “grew up in poverty” – well, if you compare her with Harriet Harman, I suppose shecould claim “relative poverty” but not compared to unskilled workers’ families.

  6. Labour has been clear for some time that maintaining the benefits of the single market and customs union is a necessary part of securing a Brexit that works for working people.

    Does she realise that would mean that Labour’s nationalisation plans can’t be implemented?

    As shadow minister for industrial strategy, I am developing policies that will help bring smart, sustainable and inclusive growth to the country; that will deliver the skills, investment and opportunities to make us competitive in markets across the globe.

    The Tories may be stupid as a party at times, but does she really think that if this was possible it wouldn’t have been figured out by the Treasury and Tories? The Conservative Party exists for one reason, to be in power, and as they’ve shown repeatedly no ideology will stop them.

  7. I tend to think that people who have never known poverty are more likely to proclaim that they grew up in it, as a sort of badge of honour. Those who actually did grow up in poverty typically keep quiet about it, and with good reason.

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