UK's panicked neoliberal regime desperate to build a third loyal party to halt Corbyn's progressive counterattack
Right after the seven neoliberal Blairites left the Labour party towards the formation of a new "independent" party, three Tories decided to join them.
As the Guardian reported: “Three Conservatives have quit their party to join the new Independent Group of MPs, declaring that hard Brexiters have taken over and that the modernising wing of the party has been 'destroyed'. Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen explained their decision to join the new group, founded this week by seven Labour MPs, who also left their party.”
It all happened too fast and someone would be rather naive to believe that these moves were not pre-agreed and fully coordinated.
All the picks appear to be carefully selected. The establishment takes back those who has raised carefully with the 'principles' of the neoliberal ideology in order to save them from the collapsing conservative party and the Corbynism-'contaminated' Labour. Next step, a third 'independent' party with the mission to save neoliberalism.
It's not hard to guess the source of funding of this new party. It is the part of the big capital, especially the financial sector and the pro-Israeli lobby in the UK, that benefits from the neoliberal globalization. Therefore, it is the part of the big capital that seeks to reverse Brexit at all costs and shares common ideas and interests with the lobbies that control the EU.
It is also quite easy to guess the political framework of the new 'independent' party. It will smear anyone who condemns the Israeli crimes against Palestinians as 'anti-Semite'. It will be progressive enough to support the rights of women and all kinds of minorities. Yet, not progressive enough to support the ending of for-profit wars, more taxes for the wealthy, or, the 'resurrection' of the public sector and the social state. Adjusted perfectly to maintain the neoliberal status quo.
Once the party is ready, the mainstream media will promote it as the "new" (as it happened with Emmanuel Macron) that will save the UK from chaos, and perhaps, try to re-negotiate a second referendum in order to alter the Brexit vote.
Despite that the Tories are traditionally devoted to the neoliberal orthodoxy, the ultra-patriotic faction of the party threatens to blow-up any time the plans of the big capital globalists by supporting a direct confrontation with the EU and, probably a hard Brexit.
Yet, what the neoliberal regime identifies as a real threat is a victorious Labour party under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn.
As already mentioned, If Jeremy Corbyn manages to survive the war to hold his position in the party, he may be able to clear it from all the remaining Blairite neoliberal barriers. Then, he could renew it with fresh real Leftists. With such a prospect, it would be even more difficult for the neoliberal regime to maintain its power.