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After Chequers, the wimps, snakes and heroes of Brexit

The truth is revealed not by golden words and lavish promises, but when people are under pressure,  when the chips are down.  These are the villains and heroes of Chequers. 

QUEEN COBRA.  Theresa May has endlessly pledged that we will be leaving the single market and the customs union, and that we will have a clean break from Brussels..  Her deal is nothing of the sort and was enforced with slights, threats and humiliations aimed at anyone who dared protest.   Vicious May has deliberately wrecked our negotiating position right at the last minute.  Most hated woman in Britain right now.  Snake. Continue reading

Sun Poll says as soon as we leave the EU, May needs to quit

A scathing article in the Sun reveals so disgusted are ordinary people with the way Theresa May has handled Brexit, as soon as we leave on March 29th,  they want her out! Voters no longer trust May to deliver, and she is widely believed to be in league with Olly Robbins to deliver a soft Brexit.

There has been hand to hand fighting behind the scenes as Boris Johnson fought off another form of the customs union, practically single handed. This is just one of the issues that May has schemed and connived to get through, which would keep us under EU control. Continue reading

Is it checkmate for Putin?

The largest co-ordinated expulsion of Russian spies from the West is under way after the United States and EU member states announced they were ejecting more than 100 Russians serving under diplomatic cover in response to the Salisbury nerve agent attack, reported the Times today.

Western indignation at first only met with insouciant sneering from the Russians,  but the swift firmness of the British response seems to have taken the Kremlin by surprise.

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How Boris forced May to deal with Putin when she wanted to run and hide

When Boris Johnson raised the issue of the Skripal poisoning in Cabinet, and said the only response was to hang tough with Putin, May screamed at him in front of Cabinet members and ordered him to be silent.  May has an ostrich mentality.  If she can possibly avoid dealing with tough issues, she will.  Her speciality is to  kick them into the long grass.  

It is only because other Cabinet members backed Boris to the hilt that she was made to listen at all!  Gavin Williamson and even Philip Hammond, forced May to face the truth.  Continue reading

Things so tough at Chequers re. Brexit last week, Boris nearly quit

At one stage it looked so bad for Brexit last week, rep0rts The Sun, Boris Johnson thought the only thing he could do was make a principled stand and quit!  A row with Greg Clark, who  warned that there were hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk if Britain diverged too much from EU rules in the automotive sector, was a sticking point for Boris.

He argues Britain must have the freedom to go it alone and break free, being more innovative and striking new trade deals after we’re officially out.  But it was tough.  Things got so bad at one stage, Boris nearly walked.   Continue reading

Quit customs union or face the cavalry, Brexiteers tell May

Theresa May has been forced to issue a statement that we will leaving the customs union, no doubt to the fury of Amber Rudd, Philip Hammond and the civil service.   Sitting on the fence for May is no longer an option.  The PM can no longer get away with statements like “I have an open mind on the customs union” 

The Sun reports:  Theresa May was last night forced to rule out any form of customs union with the EU after Tory Brexiteers threatened a mass walk-out. Continue reading

Jacob Rees-Mogg brandishes a political hand grenade in the House with his finger on the button

Jacob Rees Mogg bravely and rightly brandished a political hand grenade in Parliament, keeping his finger on the button.    He has heard that officials in the office of Philip Hammond could be working to ensure we stay in the customs unions.

Mr Rees-Mogg said: “Will my honourable friend, the minister and member for Wycombe, confirm that he heard from Charles Grant from the Centre of European Research that officials in the Treasury had deliberately developed a model to show that all options other than staying in the customs union were bad and that officials intended to use those to influence policy?”  Continue reading