After proposing to leave the European Economic Community was branded as one of the many reasons they lost in 1983 during Michael Foot's leadership of the Labour Party, successive leaders of the party dragged Labour into the centre ground by supporting EEC, and then EU, membership. It was an issue that cost the Conservatives the 1997 General Election and now that the centre-left party has been robbed of its Europhile identity by Brexit, it is no wonder they head into this general election imploding on leaving the EU.

Despite the odd moans and groans from a few Tory Remainers, Theresa May leads her party into this snap election mostly united on Brexit.

This will do her well and the opinion polls, if they are worth believing these days, suggest this issue has enabled her to win swathes of support from traditional Labour voters. Many EU leaders will be observing this general election with great interest, and if Labour wins, they will no doubt rip Jeremy Corbyn to shreds as he tries to continue the process of leaving the superbloc.

If the Labour leader wins on June 8th, they will be dealing with a prime minister who cannot even unite his own party behind him on Brexit. On BBC News last night, Mr. Corbyn clearly failed to convince BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg of his position on leaving the EU, despite opposing EU membership all of his political life.

It is safe to say Mr. Juncker would walk all over him.

If this is what Labour looks like in opposition, imagine what they would look like in government. Labour cannot be trusted on Brexit, let alone the traditional Tory argument they cannot be trusted on the economy.