Brits claim they have now come up with the two worst negotiators in world history.
They all thought that Neville Chamberlain couldn’t be beaten for all round stupidity but they were wrong.
Theresa May makes Chamblerlain look like an a bronze medallist or an also-ran, is a common call.
Chamberlain got a piece of paper with meaningless BS for his efforts – a Confederate dollar is comparable.
May got a 130 Billion Dollar bill.
Chamberlain tossed in Czechoslovakia in his deal,
May tossed in the sovereignty of Great Britain.
Looking back, I see now that the England in the movie Chariots of Fire, where men had principles and others respected them, was really a sad-farewell movie. We can watch it now as nostalgia. And when it is over – well, we come back to reality.
Watching “Forty Thousand Horsemen” will have the same effect.
What follows is a “personal” from David Brown, Brit, retired businessman. He is not a right-winger, he is anti-Trump, pro-Palestine, someone you would expect to “remain.” But he is all for Brexit, body and soul:-
A “deal” implies you got more than what you bargained hard or hoped for, or that someone threw in an extra set of steak knives.
This “deal” will cost the British taxpayer,130 billion dollars; require that the British still comply with EU rules without having any say in what those will be, and worst of all, it permits the British to leave the EU only if the EU agrees.
As Nigel Farage, former UKIP leader and one of creators of Brexit, asks, “Why should it?”
This “deal” effectively commits the British to subjugation by the EU in perpetuity, with no recourse should the British change their mind. It is a prison. It is also the first step of the EU toward its dream of global governance: unaccountable, untransparent, unelected by the public, and with no way out.
The French will still be able to fish in British waters, and the Spanish will claim that the UK will have to open talks on the sovereignty of Gibraltar. As Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has said, “Once the UK has left the EU, Gibraltar’s political, legal and even geographic relationship with the EU will go through Spain…”
This “deal” is, in reality, a sell-out. Farage has described it as “The worst deal in history”; even more wretched, as he points out, is that — as one cannot leave it without the EU’s permission — it offers Britain even less sovereignty than it has now.
Theresa May and her Remainers are counting on this deceit as well as the utter fatigue of Conservative constituents — an understandable impatience of voters for Brexit to be “over” with it — to push her sordid “deal” over the line.
We must not allow this to happen.
There must be no “deal” — apart from the one for which the British voted and were repeatedly promised (falsely as it turns out) would be honoured.
May’s offer is a surrender. “Leave” voters need to look at this surrender to the EU and dig deep, to June 23, 2016, and what you voted for: To take back control of our country, our laws and our British people first.
There is still, however, a way out of this mess; an easy alternative. Theresa May’s Surrender is not the only deal possible — no matter how many times you hear May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker repeat each other’s scripted talking points.
The solution is No Deal. Without any further action, the UK’s membership of the EU will lapse on March 29, 2019, and unless that majority can unite around a viable alternative, we will leave, and be free of the EU.
Even better, the UK would be out of the EU with no strings attached and no agreement in place. According to a House of Lords report, there would be no legal obligation for the UK to make any payment as part of a financial settlement.
With no new trade agreement with the EU, the rules of the World Trade Organization would apply and Great Britain would be free to sign trade agreements around the world as soon as it could finalise them.
Those peddling confusion — including the BBC — will talk in terms of “crashing out” with no deal — invoking images of cars overturned, planes ablaze and people screaming.
They are wrong. We will not crash anywhere. We are British. We will leave politely, without a deal, and apologise when someone else stands on our foot.
We will not run out of drinking water, bacon sandwiches, insulin or ferries. Online marketers would smell an opportunity and in an instant fill it for profit. There is whole world market out there, not just Europe. Leaving is our golden opportunity to take a cue from our economically savvy friends in the US and “Make Britain Great Again.”
So, dig in deep for a No Deal Brexit. Do not let your MP capitulate to May’s Surrender.
A No Deal Brexit is exactly what most of us voted for. All we need now is a leader prepared to deliver it.
Well that is one point of view, there are others.
There are those keen on Brexit, but want a better deal, and think the deal that May has come up with stinks.
There are those who want to remain and thumb the nose at those who voted to get out.
There are those who will take the deal no matter how bad it is for one very good reason – immigration will be stopped and will be based, from now on, on a two pronged approach – what skilled people do we need, has the would be immigrant got the skills.
Then there is the Treasury department who said before the vote went through that a vote to leave would drop the economy by six points into negative terroritory – it rose by 3.5%. They predicted that the vote, never mind the actual leaving, would rise unemployment to blazes with a huge welfare bill – today British employment is the best since 1973. How do these useless buggers keep their jobs?