Thursday 27 February 2019
No Deal is officially dead. Only with the House of Commons “explicit consent” will Britain leave the EU without terms, Theresa May told gleeful MPs yesterday. Not since the Iraq War has a British prime minister committed such a heinous betrayal.
“The United Kingdom will only leave without a deal on the 29th of March if there is explicit consent in the House for that outcome,” said May at the despatch box.
“It would be overthrowing a referendum result, two General Elections – one to call for the referendum, one to endorse the referendum – and would undermine our democracy,” lacerated Jacob Rees-Mogg.
Taking No Deal off the table was inevitable. Outmanoeuvred by crafty Remainers from all sides, including members of her own cabinet, Mrs May has been incapacitated by her abysmal withdrawal agreement. Knowing she has next to no chance of summoning a majority, following last month’s historic defeat, the likes of Nick Boles, Yvette Cooper and Amber Rudd have been busily telling MPs they need to vote for Cooper’s no-to-No-Deal amendment or risk Britain “crashing out” of the EU.
They’re a cowardly bunch. Giving in to the fearmongering, Tory MPs have turned on their weak leader who has stupidly given in without a fight. Isn’t she supposed to be a bloody difficult woman?
No Deal was our trump card. The EU’s trade surplus with the UK is massive. Depriving even a marginal amount of access would be devasting for a Eurozone economy already teetering towards recession. “Europe is a sitting duck in the next global downturn,” says one expert. But with that mighty leverage withdrawn from Britain’s arsenal, our feeble negotiators are doomed for yet another whipping at the hands of Michel Barnier and the perennially pissed plonker, Jean-Claude Juncker.
Since leaving the EU without a deal is the default outcome, the only way for either side to rule it out is to continually kick the can – May’s favourite tactic – until some godforsaken arrangement gets passed by the House of Commons. Given most MPs have strong pro-Remain inclinations, they will wait until the so-called EEA+ plan – Single Market and Customs Union – gets put forward. Once that happens, a majority will be in the bag. What did we do to deserve such feckless representation?
The 17.4m will be rudely told to kiss goodbye to controlled borders, sovereign laws and courts and an independent trade policy. Our fisheries will continue to be decimated and our vibrant businesses hamstrung by backward regulations. Everything we voted for, gone. As if the referendum never happened.
To make matters worse, Jeremy Corbyn – who as a great admirer of Venezuela’s evil Maduro regime knows a thing or two about subverting democracy – has finally capitulated to his party’s ill-considered demands for a second referendum.
Under normal circumstances, they would lose it, but after almost three years of Theresa May as Prime Minister, anything is possible. She is royally screwing up the people’s will. Corbyn qualified his referendum pledge with the caveat of preventing “a damaging Tory Brexit”. That argument gets stronger as each day goes by. We need to be rid of May as soon as possible.
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