So this is crunch week!!
Theresa May has a deal – but can she get it though the cabinet? Or her own party? Or parliament? I don’t think she has a chance.
This week could see the fall of May and the Tories. We could have leadership battles, a general election and a new referendum.
Bring it on!!
What a farce this has been from the start!
First Cameron and Osborne stupidly offer a referendum (thinking that they wouldn’t have to honour that promise) in order to keep their extreme nutcases on board for the election.
Then they go and narrowly win the election and have to honour their promise and have a stupid referendum.
Then the referendum campaign is botched. Nobody has a clue what the consequences are and what options there are. We are lied to. The rabid right set the agenda with fear and false promises.
Then Cameron and Osborne jump ship and May takes over. She gains power by pandering to her nutcases. She messes up the election and clings on to power through bribes and the loony DUP who think the earth is flat!
Then May puts fruitcake Davies in charge and we have two years of farce and stupidity which ends in a fudge.
So what lessons could we learn?
- Don’t ever put party before country.
- Don’t ever put such difficult decisions with such severe outcomes in the hands of the public who are not qualified to understand. The politicians didn’t even understand.
- If you are going to have a referendum sort it properly. On something as crucial as this you can’t have a simple majority and you have got to be completely clear about the implications.
- Don’t lie to the people!
- Don’t put extremists in charge!
- If you are going to negotiate – represent all the people – not just the ones on your side.
- Instead of keeping the negotiation within the Tory Party and Government, on something as momentous as this, a cross-party, broad group should have been created to represent all the views.
- Don’t lie about the will of the people. A binary vote does not tell you why people voted.
We have allowed the extremists to set the agenda and mess up the negotiations. If we had put a negotiating group together, representing the full range of views, we might be in a far better situation now!
It has become quite clear that to extricate ourselves from the EU is going to be extremely costly and will leave us a lot worse off. We will replicate and duplicate so many things, have masses of bureaucracy, mess up our trade, have firms leaving, great queues and barriers, have far worse cooperation on crucial things such as crime and terrorism and reduce our power as a nation.
It won’t even address the problems that caused people to vote for Brexit in the first place!! – immigration, sovereignty, terrorism and cash will not be addressed. In fact they will be worse!
Have lessons been learn?
Let’s have a PEOPLES’ VOTE and see!