As we continue to monitor closely the endo-capitalist war behind the Brexit chaos, we predicted in the mid-August that as we approach the 31st October, this endo-capitalist war will becoming wilder. Indeed, less than half month later, Boris Johnson decided to push the war to its limits, in order to send a tough message to the globalist faction of Bremain capitalists.
As we already pointed out, the 31st October is probably a deadline given by the pro-Brexit capital faction through Boris Johnson. If the globalist faction wants a smooth Brexit through a deal with the EU, it will have to proceed in a permanent truce with the pro-Brexit faction. If it wants to postpone and even reverse Brexit, it will have to give much more. That is, give a privileged position to the pro-Brexit capitalists, in order for them not only to survive, but even gain significantly from one more transformation of the global capitalist system. The transformation that will occur after the next global financial meltdown.
Johnson's decision to proceed in the nearly unthinkable action to shutdown the British parliament, came right after his trip to Europe. International capitalists tried to counterattack through their top puppet, Angela Merkel. It is almost certain that, in the backstage, Merkel made clear to Johnson that she is not willing to give anything to the Brexiteers. As a consequence, Johnson made his move to prove that Brexiteers are serious when they speak about a no-deal Brexit. That is, they are not bluffing.
Indeed, it seems that the Brexiteers are increasing pressure, hoping to gain something the last minute before the 31st October deadline. Recent articles on the brexitcentral.com website, which gathers the most pro-Brexit business community and intelligentsia, indicate that the parliament shutdown is another "weapon" that could elevate the pressure on international capitalists.
For example, in his article The forthcoming prorogation makes No Deal almost inevitable, Neil Penny wrote:
No matter what Johnson might say, I would suggest that this prorogation of Parliament has been designed specifically to allow his Government to achieve three things:
1. To reduce the amount of time that Brexit-hating fanatics have to introduce legislation that could stop Brexit.
2. To allow his Government and civil servants to continue their focus on preparing for the possibility of No Deal.
3. To give Parliament (and the EU) a final chance to agree to a deal – something they have failed to do three times during Theresa May’s leadership – following any possible last-minute negotiations.
It is a strategic decision that is likely to work, which is why a great many political commentators, MPs and protestors are losing their collective minds.
Another great irony is that the politicians who have tried at every turn to stop No Deal are the ones who caused this to happen in the first place. Don’t forget, even Nigel Farage was advocating a deal with Europe during the referendum campaign. Brexiteers didn’t rule out No Deal, but still expressed a clear desire to reach a mutually beneficial agreement with the EU. It wasn’t the Brexiteers who made this happen, but the parliamentarians who refused to pass the Withdrawal Agreement or work constructively with Theresa May’s Government to achieve a compromise deal.
Now, No Deal is almost inevitable.
In another article, David Collins couldn't be more clear. The article begins with the following paragraph:
To some, Boris Johnson’s upbeat talks with EU leaders last week cast a glimmer of late summer sunlight on the Brexit impasse. There appears to be a sliver of a chance that the EU may yet return to the negotiating table in the coming weeks, perhaps because it is dawning on them that this Prime Minister is serious about taking the UK out of the EU without a deal and that a no-deal scenario will be equally – if not more – harmful to them than it will be to us.
The highlighted part of this paragraph is perhaps all you need to know about the endo-capitalist war we are talking about. The more the war among the capitalist factions will becoming wilder, the greater the chaos around the Brexit issue will be.
Nevertheless, Jeremy Corbyn and the real Left could exploit this war by taking the power and pulling the UK out of the neoliberal obscurantism, after decades.