Theresa May’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Brexit Day [VIDEO]

Theresa May’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Brexit Day [VIDEO]

Theresa May’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Brexit Day [VIDEO]

Just kept getting worse. Only hours after Brexit Secretary David Davis tendered his resignation Monday, Boris Johnson, UK Foreign Secretary, piled on with a scathing resignation letter of his own. The cheerio-oh PM tried to hold the line, but then a momentous gauntlet was thrown from the sidelines.

The phrase that springs to mind? “I’m BACK!

Disgusted by the Prime Minister’s seeming repudiation of every tenet in the original Brexit referendum, Nigel Farage exploded on the airwaves today with his declaration that he would, indeed, return to lead UKIP, and will immediately begin agitating for May’s removal if the betrayals continue.

Former UKIP leader and pro-Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage has said he is ready to seek another stint as UKIP leader if the Brexit process is not “back on track” by March next year.

Mr Farage, who quit as leader following the 2016 Brexit referendum result, called on Conservative MPs to submit no confidence letters to get rid of the “appalling” Theresa May.

He said that he would return to the political arena if the Brexit proposals which Mrs May brokered at Chequers last Friday were not ditched.

Speaking on LBC radio, Mr Farage said: “I’ve already said that if Article 50 gets suspended beyond 29 March, I will put myself back into full-time campaigning.

“I will add to that tonight. Gerard Batten, who is the leader of UKIP and has my confidence and support – his term as leader comes to an end in March of next year.

Let’s step back a couple days – Friday should be good – and peek into the makings of the epic melt down. It couldn’t JUST be the Merkel-like bob-haircut, could it? Had to be something more…

What happened on Friday?

Prime Minister Teresa May at Chequers – Crown Photo

The PM had everybody over to a place called Chequers for what one minister called “the body bag summit—you either sign up or you resign.” Smashing good start, wouldn’t you say? The idea was to beat her whole cabinet into submission over her version of Brexit agreements.

And Downing Street is ready for resignations, with a Number 10 source telling Politico on Thursday evening that “taxi cards for Aston’s taxis, the local cab firm, are in the foyer for those who decide they can’t face making the right decision for the country.”

She got through 48 hours of relative peace before the steam that had been building behind the ears of Boris Johnson finally escaped. By Sunday, all the glow of a weekend in the country house had worn off, and he was waxing poetic:

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has strongly criticised the Prime Minister’s Brexit plans using some colourful language, according to reports.

Mr Johnson is reported to have repeatedly described the backing the plan, which will see the UK tied to EU rules on goods, as like “polishing a turd“.

Boris Johnson with Theresa May in 2017. Photograph: Leon Neal/PA

Reviews weren’t much better from other quarters.

Tory backbencher Andrew Bridgen said he wouldn’t back the deal even “if the EU were paying us”.

…But former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith told the Sunday Telegraph the Chequers plan appeared to amount to “continued membership” of the customs union and single market for goods despite the Prime Minister’s promise to leave both.

“If the public perceive that not to be delivered then the Government, I’m afraid, will suffer the consequences at the next election,” he said.

An analysis of the Chequers statement circulating within the ERG was damning about the plans.

The Chequers proposals “lead directly to a worst-of-all-worlds ‘black hole’ Brexit where the UK is stuck permanently as a vassal state in the EU’s legal and regulatory tarpit”, the briefing by Martin Howe QC concluded.

The document has not been endorsed by the ERG but was “devastating”, a Brexiteer source said.

Glad THAT weekend’s over!

Now, just another manic Monday. Brexit Secretary David Davis, who insists he was the “odd man out” in the room objecting to May’s plans, throws in the towel first.

He told the BBC that he was no longer the best person to deliver the PM’s Brexit plan – agreed by the cabinet on Friday – as he did not “believe” in it.

He said the “career-ending” decision was a personal one but he felt the UK was “giving away too much and too easily” to the EU in the negotiations.

…In his resignation letter, Mr Davis told Mrs May that “the current trend of policy and tactics” was making it “look less and less likely” that the UK would leave the customs union and single market.

He said he was “unpersuaded” that the government’s negotiating approach “will not just lead to further demands for concessions” from Brussels.

Mr Davis, who was appointed Brexit Secretary in 2016, said: “The general direction of policy will leave us in at best a weak negotiating position, and possibly an inescapable one.”

Several hours later, out goes Boris, in his own, inimitable style.

In his resignation statement, Mr Johnson said that Britain was “heading for a semi-Brexit” and was on its way to having the “status of a colony”.

“The Brexit dream is dying,” he said, adding that it was being “suffocated by needless self-doubt”.

PM May goes into face-saving mode, even going so far as to pull the time honored gambit of the “We have to stick together even if I suck because the OTHER GUY could win” threat.

Theresa May has warned hardline Brexiters to fall into line or risk handing power to Jeremy Corbyn after Boris Johnson became the second cabinet minister to resign in 24 hours, claiming Britain was “headed for the status of colony”.

After a dramatic day of twists and turns in Westminster, the prime minister addressed Conservative MPs for an hour, issuing a stark warning that divided parties lose elections and telling her party that “to lead is to decide”.

That’s never a winner. It’s like daring people to take shots at you. Especially when you’re already running a weakened coalition thanks to your own political ineptness. When Brexit voters know you were a Remain vote, and every single move of yours has seemed calculated to appease the EU, and extend the break-up agonies for as long as possible.

And when you aren’t really a politician who seems to be capable of absorbing the shocks that come from outside the system. Like the third one she got Monday evening, when THIS GUY started making the rounds. Again.

And he wasn’t making angry noises, he was snorting fire, talking about a certain PM being gone “in a fortnight” and returning to politics to get Brexit “back on track” unless the Prime Minister ceases her “betrayal.” I can hear a tea cup clattering to its saucer as it’s dropped from bloodless fingers right about now.

Farage was in vintage form on Martha MacCullum’s show tonight.

And he was smokin’ hot on Twitter.

On his UK radio show, he pledged to see the referendum through as voters approved it.

He said: “I never thought I would say that again, but the government’s sell-out leaves me with no choice. The latest Brexit betrayal must be reversed.”

…Mr Farage pointed out that the tenure of Gerard Batten, the current leader of Ukip, will come to an end in March 2019 – the same month when Article 50 ends.

The MEP added: “Unless Brexit is back on track by then, I will have to seriously consider putting my name forward to return as Ukip leader.

I can ensure any Conservatives listening to this, sitting in marginal seats, who are not prepared to honour the wishes of the electorate, I will make damn sure that you all lose your seats.

“There are millions on Conservative voters who are very unhappy indeed.”

I don’t doubt that he has the verve and the willpower and the absolute fire within to take them all on again. The career politicians who were handed this consignment to carry through on the will of the people – the clearly articulated, democratically decided mandate – have squandered whatever good will and trust was theirs thanks to the footdragging and mendacious machinations attempting to subvert that very command.

As always, I’m sure they’ll be the first to be shocked and appalled if the peasants rally around the great unwashed rabble rouser again. It’s always a surprise to the upper class, when they go one lie, one kick-in-the-Brexit too far…

 

 

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  • Pyrehtroes says:

    May strikes us as just another weaselly pol, in thrall to City globulists; but Merkel? Having willfully, with malice aforethought, destroyed her country’s independent coal, oil, nuclear energy-resources on all fronts, she lets the clerisy’s idiotic “renewables” slide to ruin.

    Committing to wholly unnecessary pipeline projects, she not only bolsters Putin’s New Sovietism but does so (via NATO defaults) at U.S. taxpayers’
    expense. Of all places, Germany launches paper planes with rubber-bands, mobilizes troops with broomsticks (!).

    Beware. Throughout history, socio-political/economic tides wash in as well well as out. Quite unpredictably, this time allied with nuclear-tipped France, the German worm will turn. As Truth beareth away the victory, three pusillanimous postwar generations will find themselves confronting a new breed of Death’s head Hussars.

  • Pyrthroes says:

    May strikes us as just another weaselly pol, in thrall to City globulists; but Merkel? Having willfully, with malice aforethought, destroyed her country’s independent coal, oil, nuclear energy-resources on all fronts, she lets the clerisy’s idiotic “renewables” slide to ruin.

    Committing to wholly unnecessary pipeline projects, she not only bolsters Putin’s New Sovietism but does so (via NATO defaults) at U.S. taxpayers’
    expense. Of all places, Germany launches paper planes with rubber-bands, mobilizes troops with broomsticks (!).

    Beware. Throughout history, socio-political/economic tides wash in as well well as out. Quite unpredictably, this time allied with nuclear-tipped France, the German worm will turn. As Truth beareth away the victory, three pusillanimous postwar generations will find themselves confronting a new breed of Death’s head Hussars.

  • Russ Wood says:

    I’m sorry for the ‘native’ inhabitants of my previous country (I’m in South Africa). Unless Farage can whip UKIP into a real political party, UK voters seem to have the choice between Socialist, more Socialist, and out-and-out Commie. This may be what PM May is counting on – that people won’t vote the so-called Conservatives out because the only organised opposition would be 100 times worse for the country!
    Now, my American cousins may remember a time when a oppressive government would not give its loyal citizens a say in Government. I believe ‘tea’ was involved…

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