Tories can see Labour is eating itself up over Brexit, but it took the brutal analysis of an ex Labour MP to really cut them down to size.
Quote of the week: Ex-Labour MP Tom Harris mocks his party’s decision to vote against the EU (Withdrawal) Bill yesterday. Continue reading
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Tagged Article 50, Brexit, EU, EU sceptic, EU Withdrawal Bill, Labour, LEAVE, REMAIN, single market, Tom Harris, Tories
Boris Johnson enjoyed a ride in a British tank during a diplomatic trip to visit British troops in Estonia. Always hands on, the Foreign Secretary was spotted in an Army Challenger Tank accompanied by the British Troops involved with Nato in Tapa.
British troops are in Estonia as part of a major Nato mission in the Baltic states to deter Russian aggression. Boris said the UK will remain committed to Nordic and Baltic defence and security after Brexit as he prepared to host a summit with his counterparts from the region. Continue reading
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Tagged Army Challenger Tank, Article 50, Boris, boris johnson, Brussels, Estonia, EU deal, Foreign Secretary, Nato, Russian aggression, Tapa
Anna Soubry has spent all week asking for Parliament to be sovereign. Parliament should always have the final decision, argues Anna, not the people. So has Gina Miller and Gina has gone to considerable effort and expense to ensure this is so. Her logic is shaky to say the least. Anna says sure, the people voted to leave. She accepts that and supports it. But that’s over now! (?) If the PM gets a good deal, great, but if not, Parliament must then have a meaningful vote and take over. It was left to Tory MP Mark Harper to explain to Anna that voters had voted to leave the EU, good deal or bad. They want rid of EU interference and intend to leave whatever the deal the PM gets. Continue reading
There has been a sharp rise in support for PM May’s Brexit strategy.. The strategy was formulated by Boris Johnson and chosen in preference to the strategy of Philip Hammond.Politico Brexit reported today that support for Boris’s Brexit strategy is now at 53%, up sharply from 38% last month in a poll of 2,000 people. Another 47 % said they believed May would get the right deal for the U.K., whereas 29% said she would fail. In January, respondents were evenly split, with 35% agreeing and 35 % disagreeing that she would make a success of Brexit. Continue reading
An article in the Times today by Iain Martin nails what we have all been thinking. When is Prime Minister May going to show she’s up for the fight? Show some urgency? How long does she expect to get away with remarks like “Brexit means Brexit”, “We will get the best possible deal for Britain” and other statements of the bleeding obvious, repeated ad infinitum?As Home Secretary, it worked from her own point of view, for May to sit on the fence. Her speciality was dragging issues out for so long, everybody forgot about them. Look at the child abuse inquiry. So many unsuitable judges have been appointed, the inquiry has never got going, and it was first started three years ago. Continue reading
In the House of Commons, on 22nd Febuary, 2016, David Cameron made the following pledge to the British people.“It is time for the British people to have their say,” he said. “It is time to settle this European question in British politics. I say to the British people: this will be your decision.” Continue reading
Like President Putin, Donald Trump is a huge fan of Brexit and most of all, our Brexit success is down to Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage. Nigel Farage is already on a plane bound for the US, because a job as the US Ambassador for the EU is in the offing. The President Elect admired Boris’s speeches so much, he quoted from Boris’s winning Brexit speech in his winning speech. PM Theresa May was nothing to do with winning Brexit, she sided with Remainer Cameron, so it is hard to see that she will have much in common with the President Elect. After the bullying by Obama over Britain leaving the EU, Trump’s assurance that our membership of the EU is our own business and we will be in the front of the queue for a trade deal is welcome indeed. Obama said nastily that out of the EU, Britain would be in the back of the queue for a trade deal. Continue reading
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