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EXCERPT: “On Saturday, an Opinium survey for the Observer gauged voting intentions for the European elections in the UK. It revealed a surge for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party which it placed on 34 percent, sparking panic among Tories and Labour. Support for the Conservatives has fallen to 11 percent, less than half of what the Brexit Party is polling. In the wake of the survey, senior Tory and Labour officials have issued desperate calls for voters to support them in the European elections. The poll suggests that the one-month-old Brexit party is set for a sweeping victory which Farage will use to reinforce his belief that the UK should leave the EU immediately without a deal.” — Niall McCarthy, Data Journalist, Statista
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It’s tough, being a Brexit reporter these days. No news on the Brexit file to speak of other than Theresa May pops up occasionally to issue a statement on Brexit that sounds like this; “We’re still working on Brexit, and there’s no reason we couldn’t have a deal to Leave the EU within days.”
Except that the years, months, weeks and days are ticking past and not one thing has happened on the Brexit file other than a lot of gassing-off by politicians about how they intend to ‘deliver’ Brexit.
In a week or two, expect yet another pronouncement from 10 Downing Street with a similar message to the one above, “We’re still working on Brexit, and we could have a deal soon,” or some other roboticised version of it.
Every week is the same. Nothing changes.
Everyone in the UK carries on in a dreamlike trance as if Theresa May actually intends to deliver Brexit someday (fools!) even though proof is to the contrary for almost 3-years now. Can you say, “Stockholm Syndrome”?
(In case you’ve forgotten, Stockholm Syndrome refers to the psychological effects among a group of hostages, who begin to feel a psychological alliance with, and actively begin to help, their captors)
Yes, Theresa May is holding Britons captive by endlessly promising to deliver Brexit — but with no intention at all of delivering it because Brexit is what The People want — and as long as they continue to want it she’ll continue to dangle that carrot in front of them.
And when that no longer works because the majority of Britons have turned against Brexit on account of the economic uncertainty that TM and her band of Remainers have created due to the overly-extended Brexit ‘negotiating period’, she’ll find another carrot to dangle in front of Britons thereby allowing her to stay in the top job even longer.
Yes folks, it’s all about ‘dangling whatever carrot will do the trick’ at 10 Downing Street these days.
Anything to stay in the top job! Because all Theresa May wants is a ‘job for life’ at Number 10 Downing Street. It’s all so Orwellian.
If you think I’m disappointed with ‘job for life’ May, you’d be right.
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!