As predicted last week, the new deal with the EU revealed today – and immediately accepted by Brussels – is the May-Robbins dead donkey treaty with some tweaks for the Irish issue but now with a divorce bill reduced to just £33,000 million! So it seems our all-new prime minister is actually Theresa May 2.0 underneath.
If that is not the case then a Baldrick-style cunning plan could be in play – based on a guess that our self-serving politicians will defeat the dead donkey
for a fourth time on Saturday – and then a hope that the EU would loose
their patience and say no to another extension. Thus exiting without a
deal on 31-Oct-2019. But that seems like another flying pig scenario!
the other political parties the latest deal has already been rejected as
a step backwards and provided them with more fuel for revoking our
Article 50 leave request; probably via a one-sided referendum. A
view that might now just win out. If it does then the only bright spot
would be a general election to follow with an opportunity to vote in a
Brexit parliament that would invoke Article 50 again – if the EU had not
blocked countries using that route by then.
That tangled web is entrapping us more and more …
bookies are rethinking their odds that there will be a UK-EU deal agreed
as soon as next week. Clearly someone thinks that a deal is near.
while all the anti-no deal politicians ought to be happy at the
expected news it is more likely that they will live to regret their
Because the only deal the EU have ever supported is their one-sided
treaty agreed to by the May-Robins gang. A treaty that even these same
anti-no deal politicians rejected no less than three times. This is the
only deal that is ready-to-go – and one already approved by the 27 EU
could be wrong and a complete replacement for the 600+ page treaty
might be created in time to be approved next week. But pigs might fly.
So what about a few quick edits on the existing treaty? Well the only
edits so far covered relate to the Irish land border. Nothing else has
been aired in public.
logical implication is that the original treaty – the dead-donkey deal –
will be tweaked for the Irish issue and then put to the UK parliament
for a fourth time.
And, as before, if approved it will commit the country to a much despised Brexit-in-name-only future. A Pyrrhic victory
that leaves the UK with the worst of no-deal and worst of remain
without any advantages. And a general election will punish the culprits
but come too late to undo the mess.
Oh! What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.
political wrangling reaches fever-pitch the mood amongst the general
population seems to range from despair to barely contained anger.
can so many of our elected representatives be so bad? Many – most –
ignore their constituents’ choices and play juvenile games in an
insulated metro bubble with zero regard for the well being of the
least the EU politburo is working towards an objective with a plan –
even though it is flawed plan to create a European Empire ruled by a
central cabal. Whereas every UK plan seems to be to try anything and
hope we can all muddle through. All the time expecting that everyone
involved will play the game with fairness and honesty. An ideal that
cuts little ice in the 21st century.
The next few weeks are supposed to be our last under EU control .. but we have all heard that so often before.
it is now 1,200 days since the EU membership referendum result and that
was preceeded by months if not years of pro- and anti- arguments you
would think that every possible issue had been covered.
no. Instead we have shrieks and wails from anti-Brexit factions
demanding months more of delays. For what? To discuss? To have a rigged
referendum? To have a damaged general election? Or simply to remain-
either by these repeated delays or by revoking our leave request?
Looking at our politicians – and judges – from outside of the metropolitan bubble gives Grandads little insight into their off-camera activities. But experience tells us that most are driven by self interest – be that personal, financial or idealogical. So we cannot see who is getting paid or benefiting from insider trading or who is trying to weaken or even break-up our country. But there can be little doubt that they exist.
outside of the UK we have little support from powerful EU figures –
unlike leaders in Australia and the United States for example. And the
typical EU view is that we are there to be exploited and restricted in
any way possible. Their words deny it – but their actions do not.
The country has to leave – and today would not be too soon!
five weeks to the next critical date the UK’s political pundits are
getting geared up for long spells in the limelight. Clearly a situation
that many of them enjoy. And this time the top lawyers and lobbyists are
adding to the twists and turns as they seek to turn political actions
into criminal activities.
the average Grandad is less worried about who said what and much more
concerned about how the eventual outcome will impact both him and his
today’s Grandads are too young to have fought in a world war – even
though there has still been too many conflicts since the 1940s. But they
have had to experience the crass stupidity, blatant self-interest and
false ideologies of too many politicians and civil servants over the
years. And the next few weeks seem likely to add more depressing
episodes in this long history of political infamy.
Just like watching a train wreck from a distance, it’s horrific but there’s nothing we can do to stop it …
horrors of the 1939-45 War fade from living memory they become just
another part of history. And our present day issues with the European
Union are almost always taken as short term; arguments unrelated to the
bigger picture or long term perspective.
are in a different mental compartment to Nazi plans for controlling
Europe from 1942. Yet the Treaty of Rome – the start of the current EU –
was produced just 8 years after troops from the Western Allies had to
carry out risky airlifts to get vital supplies to the people of West
Berlin for the eleven months of a Russian blockade. Indeed British
troops were still stationed in Germany when the Treaty was produced.
result few, if any, in those shouting, banner-waving mobs have any
concept of the plans behind the EU’s on-going fiscal and legislative
programme. To many a highlight of EU legislation is the capping mobile
phone roaming changes [seriously – this was circulated as a major reason
to remain just last month!]. Few have bothered to read – much less
digest – the plans dictated by top eurocrats and EU civil servants.
you would hope that all pro-EU activists – especially those who have
spent the past three years shouting down anyone who disagreed – would
have read what it says on the tin. Yet it seems not. Just this week we
saw a pro-EU placard-waving marcher asked for their three favourite
things about the EU. They could only think of one – the NHS!
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. [George Santayana]
The years of
political argument – first about Scotland leaving the UK and then about
the UK leaving the EU – have left our politicians struggling to cope.
The resulting breakdown of traditional positions has lead to party
members being so confused as to be supporting opposing views – at the
the SNP leadership’s current position that Brexit going ahead will boost
their case for a second Scottish referendum. So do they support Brexit?
No they are trying very hard to stop it – so weakening their own case
for a re-run of the vote.
we have Labour pledging to get a better deal from the EU – and then
planning to campaign against the improved deal on a remain ticket. A
crazy plan that has left the EU side questioning the sanity of the
Labour top team. Their position is so wacky that the party will have to
allow a free vote to get round the cock-up.
Not to be left out we have LibDem politicians demanding a second referendum for the people to be heard but then vowing to ignore the result if it was another win for Leave. Why bother?
we have politicians from all parties who keep telling us – with a
straight face – that they know no one wants to leave the EU without a
deal. Totally ignoring the national ballot carried out earlier this year
where the Brexit Party took the most MEP seats and formed the largest
single party. They campaigned to leave – no matter what. And if the vote
had been under Westminster general election rules they would have won
hundreds more seats than LibDem, Labour and Conservative combined. Yet
politicians know that the people don’t really want it.
Finally we have the Irish backstop farce
where the key issue is maintaining free access between the ROI and the
UK. The EU took the position that the UK had to provide a solution using
the slogan – you created the problem you have to fix it. In
response the UK has agreed to maintain the present open border. The most
it can do without any powers to control the ROI side of the line. Irish
politicians – you would hope – should be prepared to do the same. But
it seems they cannot do that without the permission of the EU – having
given away their sovereignty in exchange some nice shiny euros. So this
farce is an EU creation that politicians are trying to make the UK solve
– without any powers to achieve it. Difficult is do-able and impossible
will take a bit longer.
from Westminster we have the BBC headlining every bit of news that
favours remain or stokes up leaving fears. Hardly the best way to
convince millions of pensioner customers that they should pay for even more years of being told that they don’t know how to vote. Logic has certainly taken a holiday ..
What a difference to the previous Prime Minister’s administration!
headlines in the mass media say there is a plan to bring an end to the
current session of parliament and start a new one in mid-October; a few
weeks before the latest deadline for ending EU membership.
has certainly given the flocks of political pigeons around Westminster a
mighty scare. Opponents of the 2016 referendum result were scheming up
blockages and diversions aimed at ensuring we do not leave. But they had
not allowed for this.
of parliament usually run for around 12 months and until recently
started in November. But the current one started with the State Opening
that was held 21 June 2017 – so it is already a record 14 months late;
due to our previous PM’s repeated delays.
be prepared for screams from the Westminster plotters and cheers from
those wanting Brexit to happen sooner rather than later. And if approved
this could also mean the end of the line for Speaker Bercow – surely a
win-win situation …