I’ve just read Jeremy Corbyn’s Britain after Brexit speech that he gave in Coventry.
The more I read, the more I wondered, what would it be like if he pulled it off?
Britain in the Customs Union, with a say on future trade deals but not part of the EU.
Upgraded infrastrutcure, with key services in public hands
An end to austerity.
A rational, welcoming approach to immigration.
A redistribution of wealth to improve the lives of working people.
Then I shook myself and asked myself:
- why I needed Brexit to do any of those things?
- how I could afford to do those things if Brexit kills the pound, destroy manufacturing and pushes up the price of imports?
- why the EU would agree to letting us have a say when we don’t want to make enough of a committment to pay our way in a shared effort to build a better, fairer Europe?
Jeremy Corbyn clearly does.
So, if he was successful, or even if he got to give it a shot and stayed in power long enough not to be criticised, what would the movie look like?