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Ex PM Cam should honour his Brexit promises says Peter Oborne

As Peter Oborne reminds us  in his outstanding article in today’s Mail on Saturday, David Cameron made categorical commitments to the British people during the EU Referendum that should be now honoured. 

Brexiteers are fighting a valiant rear guard action to defend what the country voted for.  Peter Oborne says:

“In such circumstances, I believe Mr Cameron should now state publicly that the commitments he made to the British people during the referendum campaign must be honoured. Continue reading

Brexit cannot be stopped, Gisela Stuart tells SNP member Cherry

Because of the furore created by Gina Miller, Parliament was given a vote on whether PM May should trigger Article 50.  The  result was an overwhelming vote in favour of signing Article 50.

The majority by Parliament was a massive 384 votes in favour of Brexit going ahead.  This is now impossible to overturn.

They backed the government’s European Union Bill, supported by the Labour leadership, by 498 votes to 114.  Continue reading

David Davis finding it too much, so will quit after deal and hand over to Boris

David Davis is finding it all too much, according to the Sun today and plans to quit immediately after the EU deal is done.  His performance as Brexit Minister has been undistinguished to say the least.   The much touted Rottweiller proved to be a Pomeranian pooch, whose ferocious barks turned into mere ineffectual squeaks as EU chiefs stamped all over him.

Davis has meekly accepted every snub and slur that came his way, achieving absolutely nothing since we signed Article 50.  He has failed to fight back in any way, incapable of getting a grip and putting his foot down. Continue reading

Labour is eating itself up over Brexit

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

The Right Stuff. Boris visits British troops, in Estonia to deter the Russians

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

Parliament has spoken but Anna Soubry is still not happy

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

Support for PM May’s Brexit strategy, created by Boris Johnson, has soared

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.borismay4Politico 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