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Opinion: Theresa May’s Statement undermines her own leadership…

The vision we had of Brexit is fading away – and we are running out of time to save it” – Theresa May on the 7th April 2019

On the 14th July 2016, Theresa May became Prime Minister after the Brexit Referendum. However, her Government triggered the Article 50 in March 2017 and had final date of leaving in the European Union on the 29th March 2019. On this date, the European Commission accepted that the Brexit final leaving date got to 12th April 2019. However, if that is the final is yet not sure. Even if it just mere days ahead.

What Prime Minister Theresa May have proven with her statement to the public. As she held her plea to the public and sat on the coach. She shown the world, what an utter mess she has created, what sort of weak government, which has had over 30 Ministers to resign in her time in office. In retrospect’s to have that many leaving you for various isn’t a sign of strength, but a sign of weakness. This government on average have “lost” an Minister or anyone appointed by the PM, every single month since its inception. That is a unique feature of someone promising to be strong and stable.

However, the Brexit dynamics is shown in this lax approach to governing. As the negotiations and diplomatic efforts, been more a begging and pledging to get confidence, than actually serving the Kingdom. This is shown in the Declarations and the Withdrawal Agreement, which by all means can be said to catastrophic documents of missing the mark as a sovereign and as a future trading partner. Where the Department for Exiting the European Union (DEXEU) have really fled the scene and most likely just enjoyed spoils of foreign trips away from London. Because, it doesn’t look like they were meaning serious business. All the beneficial for the EU.

So, with all that mind, as the Tories have been wondering in oblivion, as they have kept the public in the dark for so long. They didn’t release possible damage of the various outcomes and now that its getting close to a closure. The reactions, the response and the possible visible costs of the process will come. The narrow and depriving “No-Deal”, which will cost a lot, make the business jump hurdles and even hurt the Good Friday Agreement. However, in the mix and scheme of things, this seems forgotten.

As the Prime Minister has promised for long, that she will honour the will of the people. That businesses, the stakeholders and everyone involved will be taken care off. While, the Brexit will be determined and ended with an Agreement. However, she has made an agreement, that no one likes. Surely, not even Brussels like it, because they have planned for a “No-Deal” and the consequences of that for a while. While the Parliament, cannot manage to agree on anything, except for postponing it and sending the PM on begging mission across Dover.

What are seeing, a PM whose lost, begging for time. A time that she doesn’t have, a visions she never shown and a determination, that this Tories government never had. Because if it did, it would have made a grandeur effort and shown finesse since her takeover and also, since she sent the letter to European Commission notifying them of leaving. We have not seen any progression, anything significant, that been promising of a peaceful journey. Instead, it has been muffled, played the facade and been jeering the crowds at the PMQ at the House of Commons. This sort of show has to stop.

The PM should know this. That her statement and her ultimatum is a bit late. Londinium is already burning. There is no fireworks and no festival of this enterprise, only hope for redemption and salvage whatever that is left. Which is not much, because this Brexit has been played out all wrong.

The Tories are losing, the public is losing and the EU is loosing too. Everyone is paying the price because of the British confidence, but lack of hard work from career politicians. They are safeguarded anyway-

What we will see in the coming days are the self-inflicted pain, that many foresaw, but the Tories never wanted to spell out. The Tories and the PM never accepted the brutal reality of the price of leaving the Union at this point. They are more into their own pride and longing for being sovereign without thinking, what it would do to them. However, the British and the United Kingdom is a lost cause. Unless, the public are going again on the streets. Showing in the final moment, that they want to revoke article 50 and have a second referendum. Not that the PM wants that.

She is betting everything on a bankrupt enterprise and just want to ensure, that all the bridges are burned and there is no way to cross. Since, she wants to at least have delivered a Brexit. Even if it means self destruction and also hurting the economy. Peace.

Brexit: 80 Labour MPs letter to Leader Jeremy Corbyn asking for a Public Vote (06.04.2019)

Brexit: Chris Heaton-Harris MP resignation letter to Prime Minister Theresa May (03.04.2019)

Brexit: Prime Minister Theresa May letter to President Donald Tusk (05.04.2019)

Brexit: Nigel Adams MP resignation letter to Prime Minister Theresa May (03.04.2019)

Brexit: In the middle of nowhere…

Pay attention to where you are going because without meaning you might get nowhere.” A.A. Milne

Prime Minister Theresa May whose career has gone towards this day, this important day of leaving the European Union. The deadline day for leaving, which was set for today. The final votes today in the House of Commons on her deal with the EU. Which she and her cabinet has used two years negotiating and the best things her people was able to pull through. That has been voted down for the third time today. Also, any other sort of amendment. So, on deadline day, the Tories, Labour, SNP, DUP or anyone else roaming in Parliament couldn’t agree upon anything.

As this is happening, the President of the European Commission Donald Tusk has issued an Crisis Meeting in Brussels with EU27 and the possible end of the Brexit with a “No-Deal” on the 12th of April 2019 instead of today the 29th March 2019. That is two weeks over time. The milk is spilt by being on the counter for that long. The same is happening to the Brexit too.

The longer this is prolonged with the Tories and PM May at the helm. It is only getting spoiled. The results are watered down. The engagements of the government and the diplomacy is failing. Whatever, PM May though would happen today. Didn’t happen, her Molotov Cocktail and sweet offering of resignation didn’t get the troops behind her. She couldn’t even muster the whole Tories to stand by her deal on this Brexit Day.

This is a wimpy and wobbling government, a cabinet and party, which is commonly known for losing in Parliament. Who is not having the majority or even getting enough rebels above from the other party lines to vote for their agenda or in this manner, the Withdrawal Agreement. That is the weakness of this government. PM May is like a boat, who doesn’t know where to find safe harbour of even a safe haven in the midst of storm. She is caught out at see, cannot see land or even see lights to save herself or her boat. That is who she is at this very moment.

That she was trying to do a kamikaze move of jumping on the sword, so that the other leaders in her party could take over and salvage whatever that was left. Certainly, the Tories must feel the fatigue and the lack of clarity. Three times voting for the same thing and it has resulted in the same thing. A resounding loss for the government. Now, it is clear, that the UK and EU are going into hardships. As the UK and Tories cannot decide how to move forward. They could never get into a way, which complies with EU laws and regulations, an the internal infighting within the Tories, their marginal but needed coalition member the DUP; And than being able to get majority for that plan.

Now, we can await the verdict of the EU. As the UK leaps into a possible NO-DEAL territory, which means hardships, lack of control and congestion. Also, lots of new regulations, more hampering movement and who knows what. Since they are an Third Country to the EU without measured statutes or agreements put in place. This will clearly be hurting the economy of the UK. The elites of the Tories will not mind, but the public of UK will feel it on their pocket and prices on goods.

Well, this is the grand, stable and steady leadership of Theresa May, the Tories had two years time to finish it and still couldn’t find ways to settle it. It never would be easy, because there is all alliances, all stakeholders and the also the outside forces of the EU, which the UK has to follow in some way or another.

Let see how this goes to 12th April 2019. Expect a devastating no-deal. Don’t expect a General Election or a new Referendum. Because, there is only the MPs of the Tories who are allowed to be asked about the “No Confidence” in the PM more than ones and the MPs themselves, who are allowed to vote for the same deal three times. However, public is only allowed to vote ones for the most costly and self-harming ballot in their life-time. Alas, there is a double-standard there, you can cherry-pick that one.

This is all made by the PM and her party, who could have fixed it. They could have negotiated and tried other avenues. But seemingly they didn’t, the David Davis, Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab and so on. Has all played their part, but not delivered anything significant. Peace.

Brexit: Statement by the European Commission on the vote on the Withdrawal Agreement in the House of Commons (29.03.2019)

Brussels, 29 March 2019

The Commission regrets the negative vote in the House of Commons today. As per the European Council (Article 50) decision on 22 March, the period provided for in Article 50(3) is extended to 12 April. It will be for the UK to indicate the way forward before that date, for consideration by the European Council.

A “no-deal” scenario on 12 April is now a likely scenario. The EU has been preparing for this since December 2017 and is now fully prepared for a “no-deal” scenario at midnight on 12 April. The EU will remain united. The benefits of the Withdrawal Agreement, including a transition period, will in no circumstances be replicated in a “no-deal” scenario. Sectoral mini-deals are not an option.

Brexit: Democratic Unionist Party – Statement (27.03.2019)

Opinion: PM May’s Molotov Cocktail!

Today, the Prime Minister Theresa May statement at the 1922 Committee of the Conservative Party really have sparked a fire. Not that is it a final solution or anything, but is igniting a lot of people. They are now in flames for the opportunity to salvage a better career after the shambolic and botched Brexit. This is how it seems.

The Tories will now do whatever they can to scramble for the horrific Withdrawal Agreement, which is despiced for a reason. It is not giving the Brexiteers what they need nor offering a token to the ones who are Remainers. It is putting everything in a limbo and giving a giant gesture to the European Union without having any say in it. They are not only losing the Member State status, but also losing the freedoms of being an Third Country. Which is rare and unique in a sense.

Still, with that in mind. The Molotov Cocktail thrown into the Party can possible work, as the Tories can ensure they get enough votes for the Withdrawal Agreement and finalize the Article 50. However, this means also the co-operative, the Customs Union, the Back-Stop and all other measures are put in place. While the UK are still losing privileges of the EU. Which is rare and they are accepting this and would do so. Because, they can all fight for the top stop of both the Tory Party and possible the government.

The PM is throwing a big Molotov Cocktail into the power-hungry crowds and hope in anticipation that they capture the bait. The saddest thing about this, this doesn’t change the legal work of the Withdrawal Agreement nor the conditions the HM Government is accepting. The UK will be the ugly duck to the EU with a less significant deal, then even the ones in EFTA has. Still, they might accept that trade for becoming the PM and getting in the Cabinet of Post-Brexit.

That shows the grasping straws for power is more important, than the ramifications the Brexit Agreement might possibly have for several parts of the Tories. They are not considering the cost,s the challenges or the lack of power, the new government have, as they have statutes and instruments in the Withdrawal Agreement the state has to abide too. Still, that didn’t matter, when the state again voted for the Meaningful Vote Part III, because that all doesn’t make sense to me. No principal, no justification. Other than, these people inside the Tories who are in the middle of the fire. Is so hungry for tasting the burning flame and hoping they can overpower it.

Certainly, the PM risks a lot by doing this. Her own Kamikaze, but this shows also how little she values the Brexit. Since, she is issuing an possibility if they are accepting this soft-Brexit and not a true Brexit. Clearly, the Tories should know this. A No-Deal would have been worse. To stay in the EU would be better, but that is not a thing, apparently. Because the Tories and their MPs are keen to leave, but on shaky unknown grounds. Where they will be muffled with and have less of leverage than today.

What we will see, if this gamble, if this offer will put enough spice on the horrible Withdrawal Agreement. It is really rare, to see a state, where the representatives are planning so many ways of screwing their citizens over. And they are doing it over and over again.

Still, that is maybe the Tories of showing the British, respect and dignity. Especially in the trying times of finding they way, in a Post-Brexit world. A new fresh PM and Cabinet has to sort out all the mess the former one left behind. A trail of hurt, hardships and betrayal. At a state, where the economy is rumbling and the austerity haven’t brought anything good. Still, they got to configure something out of the remaining factors and sprinkle some Unicorns. Who knows, maybe even pulling rabbits out a hat.

Whatever this was, this is most likely not the final trick of PM May, May the force be with you.

However, the realities remain. This was throwing a Molotov Cocktail and who knows how much damage it will do. Either the Kingdom or the Party will feel the hurt, the in-fighting and the will to succeed her at any cost. Even if she burnt down the house and asking who wants to keep the lighter?


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