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From: The Socialist issue 1012, 3 October 2018: Zombie Tory government: general election now

Search site for keywords: Brexit - Tories - EU - Cuts

Tory Brexit Blues festival

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Ok, so your libraries are being closed, along with your sure start centre... you're being asked to fund pupils' activity because of your local school's budget shortfall... the nearby hospital A&E is threatened with closure due to cuts...

Relax. The Tories are planning a 'Festival of Brexit Britain' in 2022, costing a mere 120 million.

If Maybot remains at the helm, it could be a dystopian version of the 1951 Festival of Britain, featuring Lancaster aircraft carpet-bombing the country's infrastructure and a medieval castle with the drawbridge closed to EU workers. Can't wait!

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