May’s Chequers betrayal and how she rejected Boris’s plan to save Brexit

Remoaners are forever yowling Where is the Brexit plan?, implying there isn’t one. This could not be more wrong. If May had taken the advice of Boris Johnson from the start,  it would never have come to this!   As early as 2016, Boris set out for May a super tough negotiating position.If  she had listened, and negotiated hard,  we would be in strong position, with the 39 billion totally off the table.   But May never even attempted to negotiate a free trade deal.  On the contrary, her speciality, kicking awkward issues into the long grass, as she did with the child abuse enquiry, was the Brexit strategy she employed for months. Continue reading

Backstabbing Gove runs out of moves. Resignation or bust?

There was an appalled silence on the Chequers away day when instead of fighting for Brexit, Michael Gove did another U turn and backed May’s appalling Chequers proposal.  He completely changed the atmosphere in the room, which up until then had been firmly against the deal.

Gove’s excuse for abandoning Brexit is that any future PM can “unstitch the proposal” and renegotiate the deal all over again. Continue reading

Peerless! Boris describes the car crash that May has made of Brexit

Nobody could put this better than Boris!  It’s all pretty sick making isn’t it. When she took over, a journalist said May would be like a mother.  Mother’s ruin!

Chequers will mean for first time since 1066, our leaders are agreeing to foreign rule says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson does not pull his punches in his latest article in today’s Daily Telegraph. The Chequers proposal will leave us worse off than we were before we fought and won to leave the EU.   The rumour is that Theresa May is scheming to keep us in the EU, because her payoff will be the job of President of the EU.

Boris begins:  If the Brexit negotiations continue on this path they will end, I am afraid, in a spectacular political car crash. In the ensuing recriminations the road will be cordoned off. The investigative teams will roam around trying to work out how the British civil service – this purring Rolls Royce – could have come such a cropper. What distracted us? What caused us to swerve? How did Britain end up upside down in the ditch with all four wheels spinning lazily in the air? Continue reading

Chances of Nazanin release decline because Boris has left FO

Boris Johnson was making real progress in the case of Nazanin Ratcliffe says LibDem MP Layla Moran on BBC Sunday Politics.  As Foreign Secretary, Boris generated a tremendous amount of energy and in spite of reports to the contrary, he was making headway with the Iran Government that Nazanin be freed, as well the other dual nationals in jail. 

That momentum with the advent of Jeremy Hunt, has now been lost.  Jeremy Hunt is new to the job, but in any case does not have the energy and high profile of Boris Johnson. Everyone hopes that all European dual nationals will be released soon, because Nazanin is not the only sufferer.  She is only  one of 32 DNs  who has been slapped with a huge jail sentence.

Boris receives the prestigious Irving Kristol Award at black tie event in Washington

Boris was at a black tie dinner yesterday in Washington, as the latest recipient of the prestigious Irving Kristol Award.  

The Irving Kristol Award is the highest honor conferred by the American Enterprise Institute. AEI gives the award annually to an individual who has made exceptional intellectual and practical contributions to improve government policy, social welfare, or political understanding. Continue reading

Simple solution to Brexit impasse. Take the 39 billion totally off the table

Although the Telegraph article of Nick Timothy at first sight, looks bad for Brexit, there is a solution to the major problem he describes.  Nick says there is a conspiracy of silence surround the true threat to Brexit, and at first glance, it all looks bad.  

He explains:  “The urgent deadline the negotiators face relates not to the future relationship, which will be determined by the Future Framework Treaty, but the Withdrawal Agreement, which will set out the terms of Britain’s departure from the EU. And Brussels wants a deal. It wants our exit payment, a transition period during which we abide by its rules and a deal on the Irish border that it can use to tie the whole of the UK to EU rules after Brexit.  Continue reading