Let’s say there were 11 people in a parliamentary room. 6 are Tory or vote with them on most things, 5 are Labour or vote with them on most things.
Of the 6 Tories and friends, the 1 friend is truly conservative in nature but regionally concerned only. Leaving, of course, 5 Tory Tories by name.
3 of those though are quislings, with Labour on sovereignty and self-determination.
Leaving 2 Tories and 1 friend only who will vote for sovereignty and self-determination, in a parliamentary room of 11, despite 67% of the voting public want s&sd now.
The 3 Labour loving Tories are therefore the key. Quite rightly fearing a return of the Labour nightmare, they will only vote for a compromised s&sd, despite promises to their branches that they would support the 2 real Tories.
Meanwhile, the only way s&sd can possibly work is full-on withdrawal at no financial cost, done right now.
Which would collapse the EU by leading a rush. 1 of those two supposed real Tories, the PM, is actually a closet EU lover.
Let’s say she had a rare moment of ‘vertebraedness’ and said we’re going now at no cost to us. The vast majority of the voting public are for this, the country becomes financially strong but remains culturally and demographically doomed, as there are only 2 of the 11 who truly support s&sd.
What would the 3 Labour loving Tories actually do if their bluff was called? Vote with Labour to bring the govt down?
And if that happened, what would the community do, given that the PM is so spineless and inept, plus an EU lover?
Alternative scenario – she does not develop a spine and appeases the 3 Labour loving Tories but the other 2 [the True Tory and the regional friend] rebel against that.
But exactly how can they rebel? If they vote against the huge payout to the EU, down comes the govt. What would the population do? Also, would the Labour loving 3 accept that a huge payout is the same as remaining in the EU and vote against their own gravytrain?
Meanwhile, the 67% of the voting public can do nothing about this entire charade – nothing, nada, zilch.
Nothing but blog and tweet about it.
Saw two nice comments:
“Quite honestly I am shocked at the arrogance of the EU in throwing more insulting behaviour at the second largest contributor when Germany is in crisis. Brussels is having great difficulty containing the visegrad countries and France is heading for more turmoil.
If our government cannot use this to get exactly what we want then they are not fit to govern. We should calmly and politely say we are the fifth largest economy in the world. No EU country beats us on world standing and respect. We are not prepared to treated like the mat to wipe their feet on, so we will be leaving before Easter of next year.
When Brussels sorts its issues out and when Germany has a new government in place, we will welcome trade talks opening up.”
“What has Britain got in return for it’s blown out contributions? A failing NHS among other things the citizens of the UK pay in for.
It’s like going to the supermarket and buying groceries for the entire neighbourhood and then having to go to the food bank so you can eat. Would YOU do that?”