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YOUR DAILY BREXIT BETRAYAL – Thursday 14th March 2019

YOUR DAILY BREXIT BETRAYAL – Thursday 14th March 2019

 

What despicable spectacle the HoC presented us with yesterday! There are no words to describe the utter disgust I have for that lot, who in their vanity are destroying not just Brexit but our Parliament and our democracy.

Yesterday afternoon I watched live the unmitigated, utter shambles which the debate and voting produced. Add the MSM and the twitterati into this poisonous mix and, with so many others, I ask: where’s the modern-day Oliver Cromwell when we need him!

Before I jump into this morass, here are two general observations, non-partisan and without prejudice:

1 while Mr Gove (T), who presented the Government’s motion, gave way to many MPs from all parties, Mr Starmer (L) only took those from the opposition benches. Make up your own minds as to what this means should Labour come into power;

2 for uninformed, unadulterated displays of meaningless, virtue-signalling ‘speeches’ you cannot beat female Labour MPs! They are however extremely good at heckling their ‘sister’, Ms May, who was croaking her way through her speech. Courtesy? An unknown concept …

The papers are full of the actual results (here is a concise report, scroll down a bit) and of the Parliamentary mayhem. The ‘free vote’ allowed by the PM was suddenly deemed too dangerous and at the last minute MPs and ministers were told to vote against the now amended government motion. Well, they didn’t … So now, thanks to these traitorous remainers, the government was told by Parliament not to leave the EU without a ‘deal’ under any circumstances, at any time …

Before you throw your tea mug against the wall in rage, or kick, God forbid, your dog or cat, watch this video clip where JRM explains patiently to a BBC girlie what this actually means: this motion does not change the law, which is – still – that we leave the EU on the 29th of March. The inimitable Sir John Redwood makes the exact same point in his diary entry for today.

It’s indicative for the indescribable ignorance of most on the opposition benches, Mr Corbyn included, that they believe Ms May can be forced to get that extension by obeying ‘the will of parliament’. That, btw, is what today’s debate and vote is about: to ‘force’ Ms May to go and beg the EU for that extension. These morons again disregard that the EU is not going to play ball!

To crown it all, Ms May is offering yet another vote on her WA! Yes indeedy – this vote is to take place on  March 20th, a day before she goes to the meeting of the EU ambassadors to ask if they will graciously grant us an extension … (see here).

Under apocalyptic headlines of ‘chaos’ and ‘meltdown’ The Times reports (paywalled):

“Theresa May is preparing a third vote on her Brexit deal after holding secret compromise talks with the DUP and Brexiteers. Tory MPs who voted against the deal are understood to be having private discussions with Stephen Barclay, the Brexit secretary, and Geoffrey Cox, the attorney-general, over possible changes to the legal advice. It is thought that these changes could allow them and the DUP to support Mrs May’s deal if another vote were held.”

This latest version of Ms May’s abomination will include a ‘long extension’, as the (paywalled) DT reports:

“Mrs May said MPs would be able to vote on Thursday for a “short, sharp” three-month delay, dependent on them voting for a deal on or before March 20. The vote would contain provision for Mrs May to ask the EU for a longer delay at the European Council meeting on March 21, but that would mean Britain having to take part in the European elections in May. MPs are expected to vote in favour of a delay on Thursday evening.”

Confused? Yes, me also as well likewise …

The EU reactions are also ‘indicative’, or even ‘meaningful’, and equally confused:

“The European Union will reject a delay to Brexit unless MPs decide whether to hold a second referendum or change course for a softer Brexit. Michel Barnier, the EU’s lead negotiator, warned that European leaders would not agree to an extension next week if MPs do not hold votes on the future of Brexit. The move could push Britain towards a no-deal exit.”(paywalled link)

Here’s another quote:

“The European Commission said Wednesday night’s Commons votes were ‘not enough’ to rule out a no-deal exit, which remains the default outcome on March 29. […] A European Commission spokeswoman said last night: ‘To take no deal off the table, it is not enough to vote against no deal – you have to agree to a deal. We have agreed a deal with the prime minister and the EU is ready to sign it.’ (here)

If I read the tealeaves correctly, this means M Bernier will only ‘allow’ an extension if Ms May say there will be a GE and a 2nd referendum. Do the Tory Remainers understand this? I do have my doubts … but am sure Labour does …

The reactions amongst EU politicians are actually quite hilarious. They are being faced with a possible, if not probable, participation of the UK in the upcoming EU Parliamentary elections if there’s a ‘long extension’. Mr Verhofstadt does not want to see Nigel Farage back in the EU parliament, what a surprise!

Under the jaw-dropping headline “Brexit: Europe fears for Britain’s democracy”, The Times (paywalled) reports what German EU politicians say. Unbelievably, the Germans ascribe this ‘chaos’ to Ms May caving in to ‘hardcore Brexiteers’! You really couldn’t make it up …

I relish this quote:

An apocalyptic mood on the other side of the Channel was most clearly expressed by Manfred Weber, a leading German MEP from Angela Merkel’s party, who said the priority was now to get the UK out of the EU at the end of the month so that the “British chaos” would not spread into Europe.” (same paywalled link).

Good grief – if we’re so dangerous, why not kick us out! It’s what we want!

Manfred Weber is the presumptive successor of M Juncker , btw. – but he won’t get that juicy job should Brexit be scuppered by a long extension which would swamp the EU Parliament with British Brexiteers as well as the ‘orrible ‘populists’ from Italy, France, Germany and all the countries with EUrosceptic parties.

The MSM here and in Germany and France may be full-on for Remain, but the people are not fooled. So the Brexit game is not over yet by any means. ‘Project Fear’ is now gripping the EU politicians as well.

I’ll watch today’s proceedings in the HoC so you don’t have to. Meanwhile it’s

15 days to Brexit!

KBO!

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YOUR DAILY BREXIT BETRAYAL – Monday 11th March 2019

YOUR DAILY BREXIT BETRAYAL – Monday 11th March 2019

Dear readers – I was wrong. I was wrong when I wrote on Saturday that we had reached Peak Remain Hysteria. Given the performances on yesterday’s TV shows and the latest news today, we’re still not “At Peak”.

Amidst the mud-slinging, Labour made their position clear: get Corbyn into No 10 – Brexit, soft, hard or at all doesn’t matter as long as they can force a GE. The institutionalised antisemitism in Labour? Don’t worry, it’ll be dealt with … by getting rid of those who complain about it. Meanwhile John McDonnell revealed Labour’s plan to keep us in the Customs Union forever. That’s something which the EU is very happy with – they would be, wouldn’t they! (see here)

While Peter Oborne in the DM accuses Tory Brexiteers (we all know who they are) of ‘amoral blackmail to force Ms May out of No 10’ – it’s now blackmail to insist on fulfilling the Manifesto pledge on which she and indeed the majority of MPs were elected! – the actual blackmail perpetrated by Mr Phil Hammond, never mind the EU, goes unmentioned.

Thus, the EU is telling us that, should Parliament vote for an extension, Brussels will demand a cool extra £1 Billion per month for as long as we stay in, on top of the £39 Billion (here and here, paywalled) while Mr Hammond will say in his budget statement that voting for Ms May’s WA means an ‘end of austerity’, with an extra £20bn from him (paywalled here). If that’s not a clever piece of blackmail to get MPs to drag Ms May’s WA through tomorrow’s vote in the HC then I dunno …

There’s more drama afoot though. ‘Negotiators’ have been ‘negotiating’ in Brussels over the weekend, and an RAF plane is on standby to whisk Ms May to Brussels today should there be a ‘breakthrough’:

“Mrs May spent her weekend frantically phoning European leaders and her own backbench MPs to beg them for help. […] Downing Street said it remained a possibility that Mrs May could fly to Brussels on Monday morning to agree new terms if a compromise was found by officials overnight. However Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, spent Sunday in Dublin watching the Six Nations rugby match between Ireland and France […] (link, paywalled)

Two other issues are agitating the MSM. One is that Ms May could delay voting again, the other is that she could be made to resign.

The Times (here, paywalled), relaying on ‘sources’, writes:

“Theresa May has been urged by senior Conservative MPs to pull tomorrow’s meaningful vote on her Brexit deal if she fails to secure significant concessions from Brussels. In phone calls with Downing Street, leading Tories in the Commons warned that the prime minister could face another three-figure defeat if she went ahead with her plan. They have advised her to halt the vote and replace it with a motion setting out the kind of Brexit deal that would be acceptable to Tory MPs to keep the party together and put pressure on Brussels.” (my bold)

Their proposal couldn’t show more clearly how they are clutching at straws:

“Under the plan, instead of holding a meaningful vote tomorrow, the government would lay a conditional motion setting out terms that might be acceptable to parliament to deal with the Irish backstop issue. Those who support the plan say it would send a message to the EU about the kind of deal that might get a parliamentary majority.” (paywalled link)

Another ‘plan’! Are they imbeciles? Have they still not heard that the EU’s answer will be ‘No’? They are like cockroaches scuttling around in the light as they want to keep their valued food source, their ‘job’ as MPs.

This brings us to the other issue: the possible ousting of Ms May. Now that is, so far, nothing more than a valid threat for the near future, so don’t open the champagne quite yet. Making Ms May go hinges on tomorrow’s and Wednesday’s votes:

“Senior Conservative MPs have told Theresa May that her position will be untenable if parliament forces her to extend the Article 50 process this week. In a series of meetings with government whips, Brexiteer Tories have warned Downing Street that the prime minister will face renewed pressure to quit if she is made to ask for extra time from Brussels. Others have suggested that they would be prepared to compromise and back her deal if she wins limited concessions but only if she states her intention to go as soon as the deal is signed.” (link, paywalled)

Still, it’s not too desperate yet for May/Remain supporters – she’s got wriggle room:

“Other MPs said that if Mrs May undertook to resign as soon as her deal passed that could persuade some Tories to back it. “The danger is if she gets the deal through Remain supporters will try and keep her in office,” one said. “If she committed to going straight away we’d know for certain we’d have someone else at the helm at the start of the trade talks.” (paywalled link)

Wishful thinking of Tory MPs keen to keep their cushy jobs? You may very well think so … I think it is a possible horror-scenario: Ms May’s WA will get the nod, she leaves – but we are in the EU as vassal state in perpetuity.

Let’s look at what an extension would actually mean. Labour, clever (not!) people that they are, seem to think such extension will give them what they want: a GE, a 2nd referendum, and of course the abolition of our Leave Vote. Their fixation on these issue show that they also haven’t got a clue about Brussels and Barnier:

“Sources said Britain would be expected to pay another £13.5 billion per year, more than the current £9bn, because the UK would lose its rebate negotiated by Margaret Thatcher. Even a delay of three months would add billions to the cost of the divorce payment. During any Article 50 extension period, Britain would also lose its seat at the table for laws that are being made in Europe, and which could affect a future trade deal. And Emmanuel Macron, the French President, has hinted that he would push for the UK to stay in a customs union with the EU, saying recently that he would only accept an extension if Britain accepted a “new choice”.(link, paywalled)

Ah – M Macron … does Corbyn, does Keith Starmer, does Mr McDonnell actually know who is behind this Macron ‘proposal’? None other than dear old Tony Blair:

“Sources in Paris confirmed to The Telegraph that Mr Blair had been speaking to the French President about Brexit. He is reported to have told Mr Macron to “hold firm” and wait for events to play out in London that end in Britain staying in the EU.” (paywalled link)

Oh Tony Toneee … As Peter Bone says:

“It is totally unacceptable for a former prime minister to go around the heads of European countries and undermine the Government’s position. I’m not sure we could find another time in modern history when this has happened.” (same link).

Precisely. If you wanted more proof for the contempt shown to us by Blair, by Labour, by squirming Tory Remainers, never mind Barnier, Brussels and the EU – there it is.

We’ll see how today unfolds. Keep your seat booked for tomorrow’s spectacle in the HoC. Meanwhile:

 

18 days to Brexit – KBO!

 

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