August 13, 2019
Labour’s Paul Sweeney, a member of Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow government, has said “all countries should be abolished” as “socialist redistribution of power and wealth… is not achieved through erection of national barriers of any kind.”
The Labour MP made the candid admission during an online spat with politicians from the Scottish National Party (SNP), which like Labour is broadly left-liberal but tends to put more emphasis on fashionable “social justice” and pro-mass migration leftism than old-fashioned socialism and trade unionism.
A crucial difference is that the SNP support breaking up the United Kingdom and leading Scotland into a form of notional independence within the confines of the European Union, while Labour wishes to keep Great Britain — although not Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in the case of Mr Corbyn and key members of the Shadow Cabinet — together.
I do think all countries should be abolished, as an eventual goal for human civilisation over the next few centuries.
— Paul Sweeney MP (@PaulJSweeney) August 7, 2019
Responding to a tweet by Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP leader and head of Scotland’s devolved executive — roughly analogous to a U.S. state government — pushing her agenda for another referendum on taking Scotland out of the United Kingdom, Sweeney had suggested that “Consideration would only be given to another referendum if a clear mandate was sought in 2021 and, if granted, a result to leave the UK would be subject to a confirmatory vote after negotiations.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 6:41 am