Clearly, this whole withdrawal from the European Union (EU) is becoming toxic for the Conservative Party and their Ally Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). The Tories where clearly not prepared for the consequences of the EU exit, if so then the process would have been so much more smoother and transparent. Even Prime Minister Theresa May knows this, but will not accept the defeat or the abysmal acts of her government. Not that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has helped, neither has Department of EU Exit (DexEU) David Davis and now even help of Michael Gove to question her through secret memos. The good news is that its revealed in the media. Since it shows the bad political craft done by the Tories concerning the biggest change of foreign involvement in last century. Still, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove isn’t showing loyalty, more using the debacle for their own gain. It is sinister and demeaning, instead of supporting and showing clear path. They are running on their own, while being part of May’s cabinet.
“EU Exit – Next Steps.
‘For your and Gavin’s eyes only.’
Your approach is governed by sensible pragmatism. That does not in any way dilute our ambition to be a fully independent self-governing country by the time of the next election.
If we are to counter those who wish to frustrate that end, there are ways of underlining your resolve.
We are profoundly worried that in some parts of Government the current preparations are not proceeding with anything like sufficient energy.
We have heard it argued by some that we cannot start preparations on the basis of ‘No Deal’ because that would undermine our obligation of ‘sincere co-operation’ with the EU. If taken seriously, that would leave us over a barrel in 2021.
We all want you to push your agenda forward with confidence and have your Government articulate the following…
Boris and Michael” (Walters & Owen, 2017).
This Memo states they want a hard-Brexit, but not explaining how they will negotiate and how the United Kingdom will pay for the changes. How this will affect business or deep dive into ordinary people’s lives. That they just want to cut ties and hope the wounds doesn’t become severe or to damaging. That Johnson and Gove wants the United Kingdom to limp into the future is pretty clear by this memo. They are even defending even grander cut of ties, just to secure a majority within next election. Is more important than the possible impact of a hard-Brexit. That means if City of London sinks, if factories moves to cheaper tariffs and headquarters move to other business districts. It will clearly lose the taxes and be more severe cuts on the workforce within private business and several banking institutions. Who are now based in London, but might move to Dublin, Frankfurt and even Berlin. Who knows where they may leave. It is senseless to push for that, when the UK will pay more tariffs and more on the outside of the EU. The prices will go up and the economy will be hit. It is just a matter of how much. Clearly for Gove and Johnson the price the people have to pay, so the Tories can continue to rule and make sure the Conservative is still ruling by 2021. Not making sure people has jobs and can afford their daily meal. Instead, just making sure Gove and Johnson has a job as their representatives and the public being their subjects.
If this isn’t hurtful for the British, if this isn’t showing their disregard of the possible damages of a Hard-Brexit. Than who knows how far these two will go to stay in power. They have no conscience to the cost of the working-class and the industries who lives on exports. That will clearly go more down and lose the markets. As the profits are eaten up by the new tariffs as non-member nation imports to the Union. This is what is striking to me and they will clearly risk lots of industries from banking, steel-mills, car-factories to simply selling packaged tea to the rest of Europe. Peace.
Walters, Simon & Owen, Glen – ‘Boris and Gove’s plot to ‘hijack’ Number 10 exposed: Menacing secret memo to Theresa May dictating terms for a hard Brexit triggers new Cabinet rift’ (11.11.2017) link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5073567/Boris-Gove-s-plot-hijack-Number-10-exposed.html#ixzz4yDj6syLR