Labours conference decision on Monday to be indecisive and remain on the fence re Brexit will undoubtedly benefit we Liberal Democrats if an election takes place before a People’s Vote. Nevertheless, as a dedicated Liberal/Liberal Democrat activist for nearly 60 years I should have preferred Labour to make a clear decision in favour of Remain. Then we could have seen 23rd September as the date the tide turned positively in favour of our chances of putting an end to this act of national self-harm which will irrevocably damage our political, economic, social and cultural futures, along with the living standards of many Labour's loyal voters.
Why is it that Mr Corbyn and his supporters cannot recognise that leaving the EU is simply a plot by which series of fortuitous chances (Cameron’s fear of UKIP, a complacent parliament which failed to include normal safeguards in the rules for the Referendum0, a hugely biased press, much of it owned by foreign-based tax avoiders, illegal expenditure, lies and dubious practices via digital targeting, not to mention the possibility of foreign interference) have enabled a tiny clique of the Tory elite to gain temporary control of the machinery of government in order to establish a neo-liberal off-shore island for their own economic benefit.
All power to Labour's Remainers to to come on board the Exit-Brexit alliance and bring more of their party with them, even if this does lead to a less convincing performance in the next election for we Liberal Democrats.
In other words, I'm prepared to but the national interest before my party's interest as , I suspect, would most Liberal Democrats.
Corbyn et al shamefully and misguidedly do the reverse
By contrast Tuesday's (24th September) unanimous Supreme Court ruling that our prime minister acted unlawfully in using residual prerogative powers to prorogue parliament certainly makes up for Monday's disappointment.
This is a moment of genuinely historic significance. Britain's shambolic uncodified constitution is actually working and, for, as far as I know, for the first time in our history a British prime minister has been declared to have acted unlawfully be our own judicial system.
We should declare every 24th September a National Holiday and could call it Constitution Day.
What now happens is anyone's guess. Ideally I should like our present parliamentarians, their powers restored, grasp the nettle, and Revoke Article 50 here and now. They could do it before the end of the week.