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The Woke Triumvirate

The Woke Triumvirate Prime Minister: Keir Starmer (Left) Deputy Prime Minister: Ed Davey (Right)

  He [Caesar] declared in Greek with a loud voice to those who were present 'Let a die be cast' and led the army across.

— Plutarch, Life of Pompey, 60.2.9

The meaning of this quote from Plutarch describes the start of the Roman Civil War, Julius Caesar articularly describes that things have happened that can't be changed back. This was significant as it was the destruction of the Roman Republic that ultimately created the Roman Empire.

I suppose we are in that state of crossing the Rubicon like Caesar, do we simply sit back and allow for the progressive erosion against Conservative Councillors and Councils and accept this defeat or fight back?

While the media are portraying the disastrous local election loss entirely on conservative party infighting or whatever the mainstream media likes to folly about with, what is even more sinister is the sulphur that grows out of the Labour Party Head Office. If you thought New Labour was bad enough, just wait until you see this devilish coalition of an unholy alliance that has brewing up ready for the General Election.

The Unholy Trifecta

While Labour's gains are a sign of more disillusioned voters against the conservatives, what is actually damned, is that Ed Davey, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, in hubris nature has given himself defacto kingship of breaking a hung parliament with a coalition with Labour. It is also said that Keir Stammer is not ruling anything out with the Liberal Democrats, it is clear to us at the Bruges Group that he is desperate for anything to get his grubby hands on the keys to 10 Downing Street.

What is even more frightening however is that there may be a Scottish twist to the storm in the teacup that British Politics may hold...

It is clear that the Lib Dems make clear their main undemocratic aim is to "ultimately, re-joining the EU"

reversing the millions of votes and 7 years on the basis that they cannot get off their high horse of "woke superiority". It is not surprising then that they want to foil Brexit in any negation and hint at a coalition policy with Labour to demand Brexit rerun as the price.

While you can give Starmer the doubt with his consistent commitment to a Progressive "Brexit" (Whatever Labour says is them supporting the UK leaving the UK), Starmer has repeatedly refused to rule out making a deal with the Liberal Democrats if Labour does not win a majority at the general election, this means if talks are going on for any coalition or confidence deal, this will be the Liberals Democrats price to any work.

It does not even need to come from us, just have a look at the seven occasions avoided the question of whether Starmer would agree to a formal or informal deal with Ed Davey or Veteran Liberal Democrat Ex-MP Vince Cable boasting that a "confidence and supply" arrangement with labour is "very plausible . . . subject to agreement on reform of the voting system etc".

While that seems bad enough what if I said the Brexit and the Union would be in jeopardy....

The SNP's EU Accession spokesperson, Alyn Smyth, said his party would demand the UK has a close relationship with Brussels in any negotiations with a minority Labour government, further stating "undo Brexit as far as possible" if the next general election results in a hung Parliament. They further galvanize Europhiles, arguing for a temporary single market membership and restoring free movement. While Starmer had ruled out a coalition with the SNP a meeting for a "progressive pact" at the next election was discussed, with the parties standing aside for each other in target Tory constituencies. This is not only a stand against the conservative party but Brexit as both the Liberal Democrats and the SNP have been clear about their opposition to Brexit, while Labour has called for a second referendum on the issue.

Such a Labour/LibDem (Or SNP) coalition could incur damage against Brexit as it will create a united front against us. All three parties have been critical of Brexit in different ways, and a coalition between them would give them a powerful platform from which to push their anti-Brexit agenda. This could potentially reverse Brexit altogether, as the coalition parties would have a majority in Parliament and cause a supermajority of tyranny. (Which will not represent the mandate that was given in the referendum in 2016 by the majority)

Similarly, the coalition could also damage Unionism by promoting Scottish independence. The SNP has long been the dominant force in Scottish politics and has consistently advocated for independence. such a coalition between the SNP and Labour would give the SNP a bargaining tool from which to push this balderdash agenda.

With a coalition between the Liberal Democrats, Labour Party, and the Scottish National Party in the next election would be a disastrous political event, such a coalition will damage the works to gain the benefits of Brexit and choke hold unionism in a state never seen before. Ultimately, it remains to be seen whether such a coalition could be formed and whether it could successfully push its agenda forward.

While this analysis of the situation is superficial and short, I cannot stress the importance that any such alliance of Labour and Lib Dem (Or SNP) or let alone a majority Labour Govt would be disastrous not only to our Brexit plans but to any foundation that this nation has to preserve unionism.

Any solutions?

In a recent article, Ian Duncan Smith highlighted that while Starmer may not be electable, if the conservatives don't get their act up and deliver on the Brexit promises, it is likely we will be in a bottleneck situation after the next general election

"I didn't find any great sense that voters want a Labour government led by Keir Starmer instead. In fact, I don't recall him being mentioned once. Instead, they made it very clear that high taxes, high government spending and high immigration meant that there was little difference between the two main parties. A number also talked of failing to deliver on Brexit – delivering the Retained EU Law Bill would help demonstrate that commitment as a start......To do so, we need to deliver on voters priorities"

What matters is that not only for the integrity of His Majesty's Government but for the Conservatives to represent the values that that the people who voted for them to enshrine, not a Brexit in name only and no Tax Increases, we are not Labour we are proud to be Conservatives and uphold conservative principles.

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