Posted by: westlancashirerecord | December 13, 2018

Brexit Public Majority Screwed By Remain Parliament

A year or so ago Labour MP Barry Sheerman, a former chair of the Commons education select committee, said “The truth is that when you look at who voted to remain, most of them were the better educated people in our country. Absolutely, I think it’s true. You can actually see the pattern, nearly all the university towns voted to remain”. And he added “Most people with a good education know that Brexit will damage the lives of our country”. For the benefit of Sheerman, whose logic appears to be that all voters in a university town actually attended that university, West Lancashire and Ormskirk have a university and West Lancashire defied his assumption and voted to leave! As did 17,410,742 nationally who might not have had a good education!

Austin Mitchell  now writes “I can’t prove it because all the big beasts who flocked to Brussels to do their country down have kept their dealings secret but all the circumstantial evidence points to a cunning plot to frustrate Brexit, humiliate Britain and negate the wishes of the British people.

“Here’s how: First, discredit the referendum as the result of ignorance [see above re Sheerman], racism and lies. Second, unleash a campaign of fear about the consequences of leaving. Third, undermine Theresa May’s negotiating position and lock her into a trap by precluding any customs border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. That will keep us in the Customs Union durante beneplacito “. [During the pleasure of]

“Then collude with Brussels to ensure that the EU is intransigent and refuses all concessions so that Britain’s internal divisions so inhibit its negotiations that there’s no need to make any accommodations. Then the people will become so weary about a never-ending row that apathy, alienation and the Grim Reaper will ensure that they give up their naughtiness. The EU can’t allow democracy to stand in its way.

“The plot worked brilliantly. Perhaps too well. Theresa hasn’t even been able to get her pathetic proposals through Parliament, so she’s now forced to return to Brussels and beg for help. Her pleas will be treated with the same contempt as David Cameron’s. Because of the collusion, Brussels has no need even to squeeze out a little more of its usual fudge, to help a failing government.

“A strong government would play for time and delay as the only way politicians can deal with an impossible situation. If we did, the EU could extend the two-year notice. But why should it when it feels it’s winning anyway and knows that the British Government dare not leave without a deal?

“An effective negotiator needs the power to walk away in reserve. Leaving on WTO terms would allow Britain to form new trade relationships, end the drain of French agricultural protection and the gaping deficit with Germany as well as the huge euro-geld payments to belong to the protective bloc doing the damage. It would hurt them and provide a new source of revenue in tariffs. A devaluation would allow us to overleap any counter-tariffs, and they’d hardly dare to try to damage or punish us.

“Yet Theresa has never dared to threaten it, so the final stage of the plot is to create such a fear of no deal rechristened “crashing out” to make it sound more horrible – that neither Government nor Parliament dares even to mention it.

“So, with the enthusiastic support of the Bank of England and the Treasury, Remainers denounce it with every fibre of their vocal chords to ensure that the soft-hearted will flock to a second referendum as the only safe way out of the mess.

“A second referendum could allow some of the people to negate the verdict of all the people, though sadly going back to a loving and caring EU won’t be all joy and hosannas. We’d be sat on its naughty step. The drain would continue and could even be increased.

“After all, a nation which can’t negotiate its way out of a paper bag, whose parties are disintegrating and whose Parliament can’t decide anything, deserves humiliation. The EU is ever ready to provide it”.

We also read “The balance of economic terror over Brexit has shifted over the last year. The eurozone is more vulnerable to the shock of no-deal rupture on punitive Macronesque terms than it was at the point of peak hubris in December 2017, when EU negotiators set the trap of the Irish backstop. Europe’s QE boomlet has since deflated. The underlying pathologies of monetary union are again in evidence. The bloc is stuck with a North-South chasm in competitiveness that has left a string of countries in near permanent malaise, starved of public investment and left with no way out other than internal devaluations. This has led to the Gilets Jaunes in France, and Lega-Five Star revolt in Italy”.

It is also interesting to note a proposed new backstop suggestion that “The European Union and the United Kingdom shall exercise their right as independent and separate Members of the World Trade Organisation and assume their respective obligations in their separate capacities as Members from the date the UK leaves the EU on March 29th 2019. The United Kingdom will negotiate the modification of its own schedules by itself, without any need for approval from the European Union on the basis that it is an exiting Member State and a member of the WTO but may coordinate its actions with the European Union between now and March 29th 2019.

Bring it on!

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