Theresa May has agreed to remain in the EU without the vote we previously had as a full member. A worse political failure could not be imagined, unless it was her disastrous decision to call an election on a platform of seizing pensioners’ houses to pay for Britain’s bankrupt social care system. Our old peoples’ savings would not only be used to pay for those pensioners who preferred like the grasshopper to sing all summer, but for Britain’s huge immigrant population as well. Immigrants whom she failed to stop from flooding the country when she was Home Secretary. In losing the election she lost her entire bargaining position in Brussels.
What did she do? Abandoning the British electorate in Florence, she threw herself on the mercy of Brussels to save her Prime Ministership. Most importantly she offered Brussels a two year extension, thus avoiding a cliff hanger exit which would have forced M. Barnier to negotiate in 2019. Now he can just play us like a half dead fish for years to come, or until a fresh British election is called. It is all Brussels needs. If Macron and Merkel press for more concessions, they know it will open the door to a leadership contest in the UK with Boris Johnson or Rees Mogg emerging as the likely winner. The words stalking horse come to mind – or Boris’ sacrificial lamb?
President Macron confirmed this today when he called for ‘clarity’ over the May’s proposals. ‘Clarity’ means the EU is not going to negotiate, never intended to and never will. Only a second ‘correct’ reformation result or a simple surrender will do.