The Brexit smokescreen has given Theresa May a licence to get away with political murder. Look beyond the Brexit headlines and take a look at the state Britain is currently in. I voted to remain in the EU. We lost. We must confront the challenges of now.
It gets worse. The Tory benefit cap is one horrendously thought-out piece of legislation. It should be pointed clearly, the Supreme Court ruled the cap breached the UN convention on the human rights of a child. Do the Tories care? Of course not. Now most people with even the slightest inkling of a brain cell realise that most of people's benefit money goes directly to a private landlord. The Chartered Institute of Housing released a report suggesting 116,000 families will be affected –including around 319,000 children – and face a deficit between their income and outgoings which will leave many unable to pay the cost of keeping a roof over their head. So 319,000 CHILDREN are being put at risk of homelessness because of Tory government policy, and this is despite the Supreme Court telling them they can't do this! Do you think many of these people will be talking about a hard or soft Brexit right now?
Of course, Brexit is a hugely important matter. But the outcome is known. Despite the handsome poll lead and the Tory media cheering on Boris Johnson offending the rest of the civilised world, change is not impossible. The implications of the decisions made by Theresa May could still be the undoing of the Tory Party. A huge number of her MPs, including cabinet ministers such as Amber Rudd were very pro-Remain. The issue of Britain's withdrawal from the EU will cause massive divisions in an already divided party.
An organised, united and effective opposition must be ready to take it to Theresa May. They can't let Brexit dominate the news agenda.
People are suffering, some dying. We have a duty to challenge the decisions that are causing this misery.
The Tories want you to live and breathe Brexit so you forget about the NHS crisis, the housing crisis, the prisons crisis, the rail crisis, the social care crisis and all the other Theresa May-inspired disasters that are destroying the lives of people we know and care about.
I'm not comfortable with billionaires avoiding taxes while our country is in such a state, and nor should anyone else be, unless you happen to be one of those billionaires.