New Labour ‘Brexit Fudge’ unveiled

To mark Jeremy Corbyn’s wishy-washy policy on Brexit, a new Labour ‘Brexit Fudge’ has been launched.

The Labour ‘Brexit Fudge’, which will be handed to activists at the ‘People’s Vote’ march in London today, is expected to be a bittersweet reminder of Jeremy Corbyn’s party fudging their position on giving the people a final say on Brexit.

Labour ‘Brexit Fudge’ has been described as a soft, dense sweet, handmade by the Labour leadership. The product will be on a limited release, exclusively for voters between now and March 29th 2019.

Tom Brake said:

Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour leadership have defied us all with their ‘Brexit fudge’. Inspired by Willy Wonka himself, the Labour’s opposition to Brexit is just ‘pure imagination’.

This ‘Brexit fudge’ will stick in the throat of most Labour voters. Given the damage Brexit will cause, Labour’s failure to oppose this Tory mess will be difficult to stomach.

But for Brexiters, Chef Corbyn’s ‘Brexit fudge’ will have them salivating. It will make their Brexit dreams that much sweeter. Indeed, it will go well with a glass of Raab’s confusing concoction and the Eton mess being served up by Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg.

While we know Corbyn likes a fudge, the number of Labour supporters marching for a People’s Vote should give him something else to chew on.

Liberal Democrats demand better. Only the Liberal Democrats are united in fighting Brexit and giving the people the final say, including the option to remain in the EU.

We’re told that the ingredients for 1kg of ‘Brexit Fudge’ include:

400g of sugar-coated promises
300g of milk-ing economic chaos for political gain
250g of butter-ing up UKIP voters
50g of vanilla politicians
A dash of Jeremy Corbyn’s dense political awareness

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24 Comments

  • Steve Trevethan 20th Oct '18 - 8:30am

    Might we also have the recipe for “Coalition Austerity Humbug”?

  • David Becket 20th Oct '18 - 9:26am

    You cannot keep looking back to what happened in a previous parliament, anymore than you can keep on harking on about Iraq. Mistakes were made, but in any coalition unpleasant compromises will occur. We are now in a bigger crisis, and it is important to look forward. Resolving this crisis, which is the biggest political mess in my lifetime, will take a coalition of like minds, so stop giving coalitions a bad name.

  • Glad to see the lib Dems retreating to their comfort zone of smugly mocking other parties from the sidelines.

  • By all means criticise Labour’s stance on Brexit; but in a constructive manner. Such silly articles are cringeworthy.
    I can only assume that this attempt at being ‘funny’ was meant to distract from Vine’s latest faux pas and the embarrassing exit of a former leader to a company noted for its ability to dodge tax.

  • Liberal pie: personally pledge a vegetarian pie, claim you’ve fully coated the recipe. After the offer is accepted, produce a meat pie- vegetarian ingredients were too expensive after all, and you need to stay in coalition with the butcher.

    When nobody asks you to make a pie again, get upset and say you were just putting country before baker, and why must everyone be so immature. Why, if you hadn’t bought the meat, the butcher would have slaughtered twice as many animals!

  • Peter Watson 20th Oct '18 - 10:14am

    To be fair, it is quite funny.
    I don’t think it’s hugely effective: it’s probably a bit too long-winded (would be a great couple of lines on Have I Got News For You or The News Quiz), and it’s not particularly original. However, handing out real pieces of “Brexit Fudge” to a targeted audience at today’s march (as I believe was done to delegates at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool) could help put a serious message across.
    But there is a real risk, as pointed out by Former Dem, that comments like this make Lib Dems look “smugly mocking … from the sidelines” so comments like this should be carefully considered first, not least because most of the positions taken by political parties are something of a fudge and Lib Dems are far from being above that.

  • Jeremy Corbyn has the opportunity today to counter these fudge claims by attending and speaking at today’s march.

  • nvelope2003 20th Oct '18 - 1:24pm

    And there is still no mention of the Dame Laura’s report into the behaviour of certain MPs and senior officials of the House of Commons. Maybe we should not be surprised.

  • One doesn’t have to be a so called Corbyn Lover to regards this fudge business as remarkably childish and embarrassing.

  • David Raw is quite right. The country is in crisis and we have to be utterly serious.

  • Peter Martin 20th Oct '18 - 5:55pm

    “The country is in crisis and we have to be utterly serious.”

    Oh I don’t know. I don’t think you’ll find any true democrat complaining. Engaging in political humour can be extremely dangerous to life and limb in certain authoritarian countries. The last thing that an overblown dictator wants is anyone having a laugh at his expense.

    Humour can be a very effective weapon.

    This is Matt’s take on the fudge which I thought was funny and at the same time made a valid point.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DpZ8sz5XoAEjXW3.jpg

  • I dunno about absolutely serious, but IMO a big problem with this was that it just isn’t funny.

  • paul barker 20th Oct '18 - 6:18pm

    The quality of whingeing on LDV has really gone downhill, judging by some of the po-faced comments so far.
    In what way does marching with hundreds of thousands of other people count as being “On the sidelines” ?
    The “Fudge” stunt is a light-hearted way of making a serious point – whats the problem ?

  • John Marriott 20th Oct '18 - 7:27pm

    You know, I reckon that, deep down, both Corbyn and Mc Donnell would like a no deal Brexit, because there might be a better chance then of the kind of ‘backs-to-the-wall’ siege economy that might create the ideal conditions for the implication of policies that have already been tried around the world and found wanting. Talk about cynical.

  • Martin Land 20th Oct '18 - 9:32pm

    Let’s stay serious. This is worthy of Lembit Opik.

  • Peter Martin 20th Oct '18 - 9:32pm

    @ John Marriott,

    I think you’re probably right. Because if things get really bad after Brexit it won’t be their fault! Everything that does go wrong will, rightly or wrongly, be blamed on Brexit. But there’s quite a lot that was wrong about the UK economy anyway. It’s only been working as well it did because it been floating on a sea of debt which has led to a bubble in house prices. And it’s all happened whilst we’ve been EU members.

    So when that bubble bursts there are going to be a lot of angry people, not to mention a depressed economy. Whoever is in charge at the time will need a pretty good excuse!

  • paul barker 21st Oct '18 - 2:55pm

    Its instructive to compare the coverage of yesterdays March on LDV with that on Labour List, the Labour equivalent.
    Labour Lists coverage is…. non-existent. The 2nd biggest March this Century so far & they dont even mention it. In LabourWorld, it didnt happen.

  • Jayne Mansfield 21st Oct '18 - 6:47pm

    And how many people did you convert from a Brexit stance to a Remain stance with this?

    @ John Marriott,
    Perhaps you need to look at how many momentum backed candidates have been chosen to stand as parliamentary candidates, compared to non momentum backed candidates.

    Some of us like people with fire in their belly, it is a reminder of our younger selves. We don’t necessarily agree with their politics, but they do make us think and evaluate our own political views.

  • Alex Macfie 21st Oct '18 - 7:48pm

    @Jayne Mansfield: This is not about converting people from Brexit to Remain, it’s about making people see that Corbyn is pro-Brexit.
    Fire in the belly is all very well, but it doesn’t have to come with Momentum’s intolerant approach to politics and rigid class-based political analysis.

  • Jayne Mansfield 21st Oct '18 - 8:57pm

    @ Alex Macfie,

    Sorry Alex, I think that as a party you need to decide whether Brexit is a serious matter and in order to get your message across you need to command respect, or whether you are aspiring comedians.

    I commend you for the honesty in your first sentence.

  • Alex Macfie 21st Oct '18 - 9:36pm

    Jayne Mansfield: Satire is a legitimate part of campaigning politics. Your apparent failure to get this suggests you are the kind of person who tends to be attracted to Corbynism.
    “I commend you for the honesty in your first sentence.” I don’t know whether you are being sarcastic there, but I was indeed stating the fact that Corbyn is pro-Brexit, as is shown by his long anti-EU voting record, and that is what the fudge stunt is aiming to point out.

  • Lorenzo Cherin 22nd Oct '18 - 1:54am

    Would very much agree with friends here who say this is all in good fun, and really worry when some who are known for their sarcastic humour here, as often, cannot joke against their increasingly much loved Corbyn.

    Satire of this sort is for young and old, if we are to win over any of them showing this side of us and our politics gives us the very human face we have and must show.

    Whether it makes you laugh is a personal taste, like the fudge it refers to.

    We need to lighten up, too many who oppose it think Brexit is ww2.

    Those of us who oppose its nationalism do not opose the Brexiteers who are reasonable or humourous, Farage probably had a laugh at this.

  • Peter Hirst 22nd Oct '18 - 2:35pm

    One casualty of this fudge is democracy itself. There was already sufficient reason for the electorate to be disillusioned, remember the expenses scandal and the lobbying saga. The leadership of the Labour Party should be ashamed of itself. All it seems to be able to think of is winning the next general election and its poll ratings.

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