The Empire Strikes Back

Yesterday Jeremy Corbyn gave a keynote speech in Coventry, outlining the Labour Party’s position on Brexit. As expected, Corbyn said that the Labour Party wants to retain a customs union. On one level this was a neat bit of political maneuvering, because there’s an ever increasing number of Tory MPs who also want to retain a customs union and are opposed to the so-called ‘hard Brexit’. This could well lead to a fatal split in the Tory party, which could lead to a general election, which could result in Mr Corbyn becoming the next prime minister of the UK. George Osborne, the former chancellor and now editor of the Evening Standard, summed it up fairly well whilst yet again putting the boot in to prime minister Theresa May, who sacked him from government…

On another level what Corbyn said yesterday was quite extraordinary. Here’s some excerpts:

Others want to use Brexit to put rocket boosters under our current economic system’s insecurities and inequalities, turning Britain into a deregulated corporate tax haven with low wages, limited rights, and cut-price public services in what would be a destructive race to the bottom. Labour stands for a completely different future drawing on the best internationalist traditions of the labour movement and our country…

We must work with other countries to advance the cause of human rights to confront the four greatest and interconnected threats facing our common humanity: First, the growing concentration of unaccountable wealth and power in the hands of a tiny corporate elite. We must challenge that working with our European neighbours to stop those who would play one country off against another or those who hide their wealth offshore to avoid paying their dues…

And finally, I want to briefly address the use of unilateral military action and intervention rather than diplomacy and negotiation to resolve disputes and change governments. Let us learn the lessons of Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan and be clear that we will not take our country down the road of regime change wars again.

There’s lots more like this and if interested you can find the full text of Corbyn’s speech here.

What very few are talking about is that Corbyn was diplomatically railing against the American Empire. It’s been many decades since a leader of the opposition and potential prime minister has used such language. The American Empire..? I would say that the head of the snake is the City of London, a throwback from the British Empire’s plunder of the world. I don’t bang on about Zionism and the entity known as Israel on this blog. That’s because it’s all about power and wealth and in my opinion the political centre of the Empire is Washington and its war machine. Oh what a lovely war, and since the end of WW2 there’s been an endless stream of them. When it comes to the leaving the EU debate, it really doesn’t matter whether you’re a Brexiteer or a Remainer, because European nations are now vassal states of the American Empire, with the UK being the premier poodle. These vassal states are easier to control under the banner of the EU, hence the massive push by the presstitutes and the Establishment to overturn Brexit. As proof of this vassal status look at when the Empire started bombing Syria in September 2014. It caused the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since the Second World War, changing the face of Europe forever, yet not one of these little lickspittles in London, Paris, Berlin, etc, raised a voice against it, because they are all total traitors bought and paid for by Washington.

Jeremy Corbyn is aware of all this, and as such is a very brave man: if you go against the Empire it will strike back, viciously. It doesn’t really matter if you’re on the left or right of politics. You can point to the CIA coup against Harold Wilson (note the author of this article) or the attempt to assassinate Charles de Gaulle. It’s even worse for Corbyn because the Empire is now in its death throes, and we all know how dangerous a wounded beast can be.

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