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Hot Off the Press! Andrea Leadsom resigns & The Brexit Party hits 37% support in YouGov poll

by John Brian Shannon

Well, it finally happened! The Leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom — one of the classiest ladies in politics anywhere, has had enough! Andrea Leadsom has resigned from the government.

That means she will sit as a backbench MP in the meantime, presumably until there is a leadership contest and a new leader is chosen, as she’s too experienced for any Prime Minister to leave sitting on the sidelines. Theresa May, what were you thinking?!?!

Perhaps the UK will be lucky enough to find Andrea Leadsom as the next Prime Minister, even if she acts as interim PM until such times as the Conservative Party can hold a proper leadership contest.

If she does become interim leader I’d be thrilled — as long as she promises to deliver Brexit by October 31, 2019 — even if it means a WTO-style Brexit.

The Brexit Party sprints from 34% to 37% in the space of one week

European Parliament elections 2019

Image courtesy of Statista

As you can see, Labour has fallen from 21% to 13% since last week, while the Conservatives have fallen from 11% to 7% since last week, in the latest (YouGov) poll.

Formed Only 113 Days Ago, The Brexit Party Now Leads EU Election Polls!

Infographic: European Parliamentary elections: UK voting intention | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

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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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!