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Day 1010 of Theresa May’s premiership: Still No Brexit

by John Brian Shannon

After lollygagging around for 1010-days, Theresa May has still failed to deliver any kind of Brexit for the British people who voted en masse to Leave the European Union on June 23, 2016, and not even an apology yet from the Prime Minister.

Almost 3-years since the referendum to Leave the EU; Not a word from 10 Downing St.

No Brexit, not even a BRINO (Brexit in Name Only) Brexit, no heartfelt ‘State of the Union’ speech to the public to explain why two Brexit dates had been missed, and no explanation for the billions lost due to the very extended period of economic and political uncertainty caused by Theresa May’s Brexit machinations.

Any British Prime Minister worth their salt would hang their head in shame for promising to deliver Brexit — or any major policy for over 1010-days — and then not deliver it at the last-minute (twice; once on March 29, 2019 and again on April 12, 2019) and do the honourable thing and resign.

Now that she’s missed two Brexit dates — not only should she address the nation on TV and take full responsibility for her failure to lead the country out of the European Union, she should also resign and leave politics, never to be heard from again.

Even that wouldn’t be good enough as she’s cost the UK and EU economies billions while she lollygagged, dithered, and even argued with herself for almost 3-years — which would be forgivable if she’d delivered a decent Brexit by April 12th — but as she didn’t (not even close!) she must leave politics.

Frankly, I’m surprised that there aren’t millions of yellow-vest Brexiteers demonstrating against the Conservative government, but maybe everyone is still in a state of shock over this betrayal of trust and the cost to the business community from the economic uncertainty caused by the protracted negotiating process.

Yet, if she were to leave now, she might receive some amount of forgiveness. But if she tries to stay-on and fight the next election even diehard Conservatives will vote for Labour just to get rid of her. It’s that bad, and from her ivory tower she just can’t or won’t see it.

You tried your best, Theresa, but you failed, and continuing to flog your Withdrawal Agreement / Political Declaration / Joint Instrument again and again, will only make them hate you the more. It’s over, Theresa.


One Bright Spot on the Horizon: The Brexit Party!

Nigel Farage, who was the founder of the UKIP Party, has now distanced himself from UKIP which, very unfortunately, attracted small numbers of intolerant and/or outright racist supporters and rightly received outsized and negative reportage in the UK media.

Nobody needs those kinds of supporters in the 21st-century. The world has moved past intolerance, and Nigel Farage has reacted appropriately in this matter.

Now, Mr. Farage has launched The Brexit Party with the objective of fielding the sort of candidates that represent their constituents well and keep their election promises as much as humanly possible — instead of the typical promise, promise, promise, and never deliver style of politics we’ve become accustomed to in this decade.

Give Nigel’s introductory video a view below. Cheers all!

Day 1000 of Theresa May’s premiership & Still No Brexit!

by John Brian Shannon

1000 days have passed since Theresa May MP was appointed UK Prime Minister by her Conservative Party in the wake of former PM David Cameron’s departure from politics, and subsequent to his resignation, Theresa May triggered an election for June 8, 2017 — which the Conservatives won — but with a reduced number of seats in the House of Commons.

I think anytime we give someone 1000-days to accomplish a task (Brexit, in this case) and they can’t or won’t fulfil their promises, we must conclude that the person in question never had their heart in delivering on their promises, or that they’re too incompetent to deliver on them.

(Britain and its allies defeated Nazi Germany in 2044-days, by way of comparison)

And frankly, I don’t care whether Theresa May didn’t deliver Brexit because she wasn’t serious about it in the first place, or whether she’s too incompetent to deliver it, or whether she didn’t deliver it because she hates the price of coffee — she’s got to go!

There’s no excuse good enough to keep someone in a job whose mandate was to deliver Brexit for Britons and who subsequently failed in that project for more than 1000-days.

Theresa May has failed Britons. It’s time for someone else in the Conservative Party to take the reins and deliver Brexit at the earliest possible date, or failing that rather low bar, deliver Brexit anytime prior to the next election. And if they can’t deliver on their oft-repeated Brexit promises (a major policy in their party manifesto) then they don’t deserve to be the government and voters should vote Labour into government at the next regularly scheduled election.

Theresa May’s desperation to stay in the job and continue to flog her quite obviously dead in the water Withdrawal Agreement / Political Declaration / Joint Instrument / BINO Brexit is looking a bit unseemly these days — and the next step beyond ‘unseemly’ is that her entire premiership begins to look like a ‘disaster’ retroactively from Day-1.

And that would be a shame, because apart from not delivering Brexit, and having a tin ear, and a bit of weird dancing, she’s done a pretty good job.

But the point is; She was hired on as The Brexit Prime Minister and now, at Day-1000 of her premiership, she’s failed to deliver.

I for one, am not willing to countenance another 1000-days of economic uncertainty, nor 1000-more days of Theresa May pretending to deliver Brexit without actually delivering it, nor another 1000-days of political paralysis throughout the European hemisphere. Nor am I willing to countenance another week of this needless turmoil. And neither should anyone else, IMHO.

Leave now, Theresa, with your pride intact — before your good work on things like the economy, on energy, on the NHS, and Universal Credit — gets lost in the maelstrom of your party tossing you from the PM’s chair.

Send us a postcard from the House of Lords where you’ll surely end up and where you deserve to be; But your time on the Brexit file must end. Three years of economic uncertainty is ENOUGH!

Theresa May Files Another Request to Prolong the Economic Uncertainty

by John Brian Shannon

Each Brexit extension increases the economic uncertainty for industry on both sides of the English Channel, yet Theresa May keeps asking for more of them.

‘Round and ’round and ’round she goes,
Where she’ll stop, nobody knows!

UK citizens voted to Leave the EU on June 23, 2016 and now, almost 3-years later, not only has the March 29, 2019 official Brexit date been missed, the subsequent April 12, 2019 Brexit date looks likely to be missed, and now UK Prime Minister Theresa May is asking for yet another extension until June 30th.

If anyone doesn’t believe that Theresa May intends to ask for another Brexit extension beyond June 30, 2019 (she’ll probably ask for that additional extension about a week before June 30th) and probably another one after that(!) you’re horribly naive

If we let her, this will go on until the year 2050, or whenever it is that she will expire and leave her post. Unless somebody stops her, this will be your life, Europeans!

It’s been 1016-days since the UK referendum to Leave the EU and for 993 of those days Theresa May has been the British Prime Minister. And every single day for the past 1000+days has been increasing in economic uncertainty on both sides of the English Channel — wholly on account of a UK government that has dithered and doddled on delivering the will of The People.

That’s what you get for hiring a ‘Remainer’ Prime Minister, I suppose.

‘But she promised!’ you say.
‘Yes, we understand.’ we say.

At the end of that daily conversation, nothing will have changed. Day after day, month after month, year after year.

It’s becoming clear that Theresa the Remainer intends to delay Brexit until everyone gets sick of it and ‘Remain’ wins. And democracy will have lost.

The People voted to Leave the EU. Anything less than carrying out the will of The People is complete BS. And the UK Conservative Party must inform the Prime Minister of that in no uncertain terms, and if she doesn’t agree 100% on all of it, they need to fire her. ASAP.

Three years of economic uncertainty is ENOUGH!