THE MOST disturbing part of this General Election campaign is that we are only just beginning to appreciate the harm which a Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn will do to this country.
It is not only the appalling anti-Semitism which is now endemic and rife within the Labour Party, thanks to Corbyn’s leadership, as awful as that is. Nor is it merely the weird policy on Brexit, which Churchill may have described as “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma” but always ends up meaning Remain. But if all this was not bad enough, the analysis revealed by this newspaper today shows that Corbyn along with his hard-Left ideological allies are on course to bankrupt the country.
The party’s £1.2trillion spending splurge may sound tempting when announced as a series of policies. But you can be sure it will saddle Britain with unimaginable levels of debt for generations to come.
The austerity of the last decade to pay off the profligacy of the previous Labour government will be as nothing compared to the burden of debt payments needed just to pay the interest on such spending.
So with Jeremy Corbyn we have a Labour Party leader who has not only betrayed the Brexit vote, but will destroy this country’s economy if he is given the chance to follow through with his plans.
On top of that he will give the SNP a chance to break up Britain with an independence referendum along with a second referendum on EU membership.
This election is not just about Brexit, it is about our survival and place in the world.
It is also why some accommodation with the Brexit Party could still be found in order to ensure the Leave vote.
What a tragedy for communities in places like Dagenham and Portsmouth, if they were to be lumbered with a Labour or Lib Dem MP because the Leave vote was split.
Be in no doubt that the Remainers in the Lib Dems and Scottish National Party will put Corbyn into Downing Street, even if Jo Swinson, the Lib Dem leader, is currently denying it.
It would be a disaster not only for Brexit but for the country. And it would be one from which we may never fully recover.
The alternative is the bold, positive and prosperous future of an independent nation led by Boris Johnson.
Really there is no choice.