A DOZEN Labour rebels are about to “burst the dam” and quit Jeremy Corbyn’s Marxist tyranny, The Sun reported yesterday.
If so, it’s been a long time coming.
Almost four years have passed since Labour MPs stupidly handed Jezza and his cultish cronies total control of their party.
There are plenty of honourable reasons why they should get out — blatant anti-Semitism, loony economic policies, consorting with terror groups, supporting dodgy dictators such as Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro.
Instead, the “rebels” have chosen the feeblest option of all — wrapping themselves in the EU’s star-spangled banner to fight their own voters.
They are planning to crusade against Brexit in the faint hope that we might scramble back on board as EU members after a second referendum.
And if that isn’t daft enough, they aim to join “forces” with Vince Cable, political grandpa of the decimated Lib-Dem leftovers.
Plus a handful of Tory flops who risk losing their own seats at the next election because they want to sabotage Brexit.
As a famous politician once said: “You are on the right track — but you are going in the wrong direction.”
Blairites are choosing to jump at just the moment their getaway boat is drifting beyond reach on a sceptical tide.
Politicians rarely listen to voters until their mailbags spill over or they get buttonholed in the street.
This is what’s happening to Labour MPs who report mounting fury among Leave voters over the way the party is dragging its feet.
Brexit is deeply unpopular among the liberal elite — the BBC, the public sector, judges, financial houses, big business and both Houses of Parliament, especially Blairites. But it strikes a powerful chord with real people, particularly voters in the North.
They resent claims they are racist thickos and believe all parties lied to them in 2016 when they promised to deliver on the referendum, whatever the outcome.
Like the BBC — and, indeed, the EU itself — Remainers are slow to realise time is running out. Brexit is to the EU what Netflix is to the BBC. The £5billion licence fee — like the European “Grand Project” — is on its way out.
Whatever last-minute deal Theresa May brings home, the scepticism which brought Brexit to life cannot simply be turned off.
It is a disruptive force and is already beginning to sweep away the EU as we know it.
BREXIT TROUBLE AHEAD
Economist Bernard Connolly famously identified this as the logical consequence of EU skulduggery in his book The Rotten Heart Of Europe: The Dirty War For Europe’s Money.
Connolly was in charge of setting up the euro, the slow-burning catastrophe which has wrecked economies and young lives across the EU.
He was sacked for exposing the secretive abuse of power at the very top, exposing the unscrupulous methods deployed by an unaccountable regime to bludgeon critics into submission.
The same tactics are used on rebellious nations like Britain today and Greece in 2010, triggering the explosion of anger we are seeing among protesting citizens and a rise of authoritarianism against such dissent.
EU STATES ‘AT EACH OTHER’S THROATS’
EU states are at each other’s throats — Italy against France, Brussels against Hungary and Poland.
The rise of military-style policing — French police firing hard rubber bullets at unarmed yellow-jacket protestors, the jailing of dissident politicians in Catalonia — is alarming.
Romania, a former Soviet police state, is reverting to type and spying on its own citizens.
Hungary locks up opponents and silences the media.
The EU does nothing, fearing for its own survival.
Europe-wide polls reveal increasing antagonism to Brussels, deeper even than here in the UK.
French voters are developing a taste for Frexit.
‘Welsh terrier’ retires
AS a fan of John Humphrys, of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, I am sorry he is to hang up his mic after 32 years.
Humphrys’ innings will never be matched – nor will the “Welsh terrier” style that terrified politicians of all shades.
He remains a cherished champion of free speech and razor-sharp inquisitorial combat.
Mean-spirited as ever, the left-wing Guardian could not resist suggesting he was past his sell-by date.
Not by such a margin as this preachy, unpopular rag which is about to go out of print.
THE SUN ON SUNDAY SAYS
Social media bosses must act to remove self-harm images and clean up
Comrade Corbyn revealed as proud Brexiteer in footage from 2009 — & hypocrite
THE SUN SAYS
Beyond Brexit the Tories still need to sort out the housing crisis and crime
She’s not right-on but Camilla is right to fear getting Castro-enteritis
Diana-style PR will backfire on Meghan Markle, it’s not worth the gamble
Theresa May has Herculean task to seal Brexit, battle Corbyn and Tory rebels
Those politicians who believe we must return to the EU’s totalitarian embrace are grievously out of step.
Yes, Brexit has been botched, both by Theresa May and by Brexiteers themselves. There may be trouble ahead.
But those who voted in their millions in 2016 to leave have not budged. If anything, their mood has hardened.
In a second referendum, a straight choice between Leave and Remain would turn Brexit into a landslide.