Owen Smith vows Labour Party will IGNORE people and hold second vote
27 August, 2016
The Welshman says he’ll stand in the way of any attempt to leave the EU until Theresa May promises a second referendum or general election.
He said Labour would vote against triggering Article 50 – the mechanism which opens the door to the UK leaving the EU – until the Government commits to a second poll.
He said: “I’m a passionate pro-European and I will fight tooth and nail to keep us in the EU.
“Under my leadership, Labour won’t give the Tories a blank cheque.“We will vote in Parliament to block any attempt to invoke Article 50 until Theresa May commits to a second referendum or a general election on whatever EU exit deal emerges at the end of the process.
“I hope Jeremy will support me in such a move.”
It comes as the Labour leadership race appears to be in tatters – with Smith appearing to describe leader Jeremy Corbyn as a “lunatic” at an event in Hammersmith.
The Pontypridd MP told party members: “What you won’t get from me is some lunatic at the top of the Labour Party.”Allies of Mr Corbyn called for Mr Smith to retract his remarks and apologise to people suffering from mental illness.
But Smith has now sought to clarify his comments, insisting he was not talking about his rival.
“I was saying that I wasn’t a lunatic,” he told BBC Radio 4.
“Having been accused earlier in the evening of running around like a lunatic, I was saying I wasn’t a lunatic, but if anybody’s offended by the use of that word then I do apologise and I’ve done that already this morning and I’ll do it again.
“But I wasn’t talking about Jeremy. I was talking about me.”
First of all, I must explain first that in England, the Labour Party are the CON-servgatives. They are the party of the One Percenters. Naturally the One Percenters want to stay in the EU. It's better for their businesses, and that's all they care about: Their businesses.
Regardless, something like this was bound to happen. The Remainers are going to fight leaving any way they can.
Remember, the referendum to leave the EU is only a POLL and the results are not binding as law on the government. They are legally able to ignore the referendum and remain in the EU. I guess either the Labour Party doesn't care what the people want, or they hope if their wishes are ignored, they'll "come to their senses later". Not bloody likely. Perhaps it's a combination of both.
The British people have made it clear they are fed up with the flood of non-Whites into their country and with having the EU Capital which - is in Brussels, Belgium - decide on what their business laws will be and controlling their money.
Regardless of what the One Percenters want, Brexit will proceed. I have a post on that story for tomorrow unless something more important to us comes up.