A quick peek at yesterday’s horrors down south, worth a read today if not on your regular list:
Yep, this swindle of the 17.4 million came to a head yesterday:
But the anarchy he and the Remoaners have unleashed permeated everything yesterday in the Commons. Backstops, alternatives as yet undefined to backstops, No Deals on and off tables, extensions ruled out and factored in, Customs Unions to be left or embraced, Labour factions, Tory factions, potty SNP amendments, Government amendments, Remain amendments, mass abstentions and redoubled efforts by a Theresa May who didn’t even bother to turn up, and gave precious few clues as to what exactly her next effort will be, redoubled or otherwise.
Beyond this comedy of manners, there is a very real possibility that Robbins and his German ladyfriend in Brussels have concocted a pre-agreed plan (of which May and Hammond will be aware) for an 11.59 pm deal to be revealed some time in mid March.
But knowing the European Commission as I do, I am fairly sure there will be a bitter pill to swallow with it, designed to save their already overly crispy bacon.
So on the basis that this too will founder, the Remaindeer majority in Parliament will take control away from the Executive, legislate to take No Deal off the table, and mandate the Government to ask for an Article 50 extension.
Very, very few people in Britain grasp the profound and potentially calamitous consequences of the Commons seizing power in this way.
Meanwhile, in the House of Scumbag Traitors this morning:
Brexiteer Steve Baker also warned the Prime Minister could face the “collapse” of her Government if her withdrawal agreement is passed through Parliament.
The co-chair of the European Research Group (ERG) said: “Where this deal to pass through Parliament with this backstop, the Government would subsequently collapse because the DUP will not be able to maintain confidence and supply if this deal goes through.”
Mr Baker said members of the ERG objected to Mrs May “reinterpreting” last month’s vote to replace the Withdrawal Agreement’s backstop with alternative arrangements for keeping the Irish border open.
He said: “We put an enormous amount of effort into uniting the party around the Malthouse Compromise, and then within a couple of days the Prime Minister was reinterpreting our vote.
“I’m afraid people didn’t want to be treated like that twice.”
No they don’t. Soubry on TV bemoaning deselection moves, Grieve on TV with total disregard for a referendum result which was clear and unambiguous, requiring no deals, except maybe attachment to the corrupt WTO [see posts circa 2006 on that and the IMF].
March 29th, 11 a.m., no deal, May then gone, these other bstds deselected and replaced by Leavers, Tories survive because nothing is worse than Corbyn.
Let’s look at other things:
Richard North’s agenda is more about Direct Democracy, one of the two things we were after too in 2010 with the Albion Alliance.
More later – have to run.