Thursday, December 13, 2018

Face Meet Egg

For days now, all one has been able to read about British politics has been endless opinion pieces on the impending demise of PM May as a result of a Tory party spill motion.

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The pundits were wrong.  She won the vote and by a not small margin.  Not only that, but Tory party rules prevent any challenge for twelve months, by which time some critical Brexit deadlines will have passed.

So, she is strengthened but not out of the woods.

8 comments:

pdm said...

I think that she had three big advantages:
1. There is no obvious replacement within the Tory ranks. I liken touted contender Boris Johnson to Shane Jones and a barbers cat - all piss and wind.
2. If they roll May they open the door for Corbin and I doubt even her biggest enemy in the Tory ranks wants that.
3. Self preservation because in event of a General Election a number would lose their seats.

David said...

1. Perfect
2. Preferable to the shit show of the Tories
3. Always count on self interest.

The Veteran said...

I don't have a strong view on Brexit but the bind May finds herself in is all of her own making. The 'deal' she negotiated with the EU was hammered together by the Cabinet Office bypassing her Brexit Secretary and senior cabinet ministers and like all compromises it managed to alienate both 'brexiters' and 'remainers' alike.

As I understand it (and Egbut will correct me if I'm wrong) The Irish backstop effectively means the UK is prevented from negotiating free trade deals on its own and, if I'm correct, that's a BIG negative for brexiters (and for the likes of NZL).

When the voters chose Brexit over remaining in the EU they expected Brexit (or should have). As I see it May is now left with two options #1 assuming the deal is voted down by parliament (and I think that must be on the cards) then respect the result of the referendum and prepare for the 'hard landing'. Short term pain (undoubtedly) but long term gain (perhaps) or #2 call a second referendum in the knowledge that will split the Tory Party and hand the next election to Corbyn on a plate.

Johno said...

This is worth a watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Isgt0VBxJaA


Psycho Milt said...

As I understand it (and Egbut will correct me if I'm wrong) The Irish backstop effectively means the UK is prevented from negotiating free trade deals on its own and, if I'm correct, that's a BIG negative for brexiters (and for the likes of NZL).

It's also a fine example of how the EU has bent over backwards to try and accommodate the utterly delusional fuckwits who promoted this, but there's no appeasing the delusional.

1. UK wants to leave the EU and therefore have a border with the EU so it can control movement. OK, no problem.
2. UK also wants to maintain in an EU country a colony that remains part of the UK but doesn't have a border with the EU but does also still control movement. Er, you want what now?

The fuckwit May might as well be touring European capitals demanding the right to eat as many sugary treats as she likes without getting fat. The responses are all going to be more or less diplomatic variants of "Can't do nuttin for you man."

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid Egbut wont be commenting or correcting on any of Adol's posts as his entire thread was was removed from the FREXIT post when he proved what a tosser Adolf actually is......RIP free speech.

Mickey

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Mickey

Legbut was banned from this blog for abusive behaviour. Get used to it and behave.

One more crack like that and you'll join him on his desert island.

Anonymous said...

We all read the posts and the only abusive behaviour was calling you out to back your claims.

Mickey going off the another less Stasi blog.