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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Fake concession is fake

The British Prime Minister's utterly predictable fake dramatic gesture "winning an important concession from the EU at the last minute" appears to have gone down in legal flames:
The Attorney General today delivered a fatal blow to Theresa May's hopes of winning her 'last chance' Brexit vote tonight by admitting the 11th hour deal struck in Strasbourg last night failed to change his legal advice.

Geoffrey Cox has admitted the legal risk of Britain being trapped forever into EU rules through the Irish backstop 'remains unchanged' and that new concessions only 'reduce' this risk.

The DUP and Tory Brexiteers are now likely to reject the Prime Minister's deal tonight having suggested they would only change their minds if the Attorney General changed his advice. 

Mr Cox's bombshell dropped after Jeremy Corbyn has demanded MPs kill-off Theresa May's renegotiated Brexit deal as the Prime Minister prepares to make a last-ditch plea to her own MPs to vote through her deal tonight.

She will warn them that Britain may never leave the EU if they refuse to back her tonight.

Tory Brexiteers and Northern Ireland's DUP had been waiting to see if Geoffrey Cox tweaked his legal advice before deciding to vote for it.

Mr Cox earlier spoke out on Twitter to blast claims he was 'told to find a way' to change his mind as 'b*****ks'.

Rebel Tory Brexiteers and the DUP are today combing over the detail after the Prime Minister last night announced 'legally binding changes' to the controversial Irish border backstop after a dramatic dash to Strasbourg yesterday and last-minute talks with Jean-Claude Juncker.

Former Brexit Secretary David Davis tweeted: 'This all now depends on the Attorney General's legal advice. It is critical that he confirms we can escape this backstop.'

Theresa May will make a direct pitch to MPs at 11.30am and hopes the changes to her deal will be enough to win backing for her plan from rebel Tory Brexiteers and the DUP in the meaningful vote tonight and secure Britain's exit from the EU on March 29.
No deal is the best deal. The British MPs don't need to vote for May's ridiculous plan in order to "secure Brexit". Britain will leave the EU regardless of whether the Parliament backs the Prime Minister or not. All of these Parliamentary shenanigans are merely meant to provide cover to the elite's obvious desire to abandon democracy and overturn the will of the people.  But I doubt these efforts will work because if the current British elite had the confidence to openly declare that democracy is dead and they will rule as they see fit no matter what people want, we wouldn't be subjected to these embarrassingly stupid theatrics in the first place.

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23 Comments:

Blogger Johnny March 12, 2019 8:27 AM  

I am guessing that the way this turns out depends on the attitude of the British public. If they get bored with the process remain wins, if they get angry Brexit wins. As it makes me angry just watching it from afar...

Blogger JACIII March 12, 2019 8:38 AM  

The British individual may be a genetically inclined bootlickers but in the past they, as a nation, at least PRETENDED to have some self respect.

Blogger Azimus March 12, 2019 8:52 AM  

I am no political expert but I think May is right, it doesn't seem like it will happen - its been 3yrs and not a thing has been accomplished. Its fairly obvious that the British people are being slow-walked until enough of them die to shift the balance. Wouldn't it make more sense to take this "deal", and then when the EU technocrats renege as they will quickly and naturally do, use the outrage to break totally free?

Blogger McChuck March 12, 2019 9:06 AM  

Solution for the Irish problem (besides the obvious) -
Irish citizens are allowed to visit and work in Northern Ireland, and vice versa, without a visa.

There. That was insanely complicated, wasn't it?

Blogger Mr.MantraMan March 12, 2019 9:07 AM  

Legitimacy and consent one day you have it, then another day you do not. The Left is paranoid about it the Right is oblivious to it.

Blogger Nate March 12, 2019 9:09 AM  

what in England is left worth preserving?

Blogger Mr.MantraMan March 12, 2019 9:17 AM  

Nate no true conservative would dare ask that question.

Blogger Teleros March 12, 2019 9:27 AM  

Azimus wrote:I am no political expert but I think May is right, it doesn't seem like it will happen - its been 3yrs and not a thing has been accomplished.

Except for the Brexit act which mandates us leaving on 29th March unless Parliament votes to allow a change to the date, you mean?

Azimus wrote:Wouldn't it make more sense to take this "deal", and then when the EU technocrats renege as they will quickly and naturally do, use the outrage to break totally free?

Wouldn't it make more sense to vote for HRC, and then when the Democrats prepare for war with Russia, use the outrage to something something save America?

Whatever it is you're smoking, stop.

Blogger dc.sunsets March 12, 2019 9:28 AM  

I guess the UK is the proverbial canary. Is there any testosterone left? If not, then I'm left to wonder about how much is left in North America.

Blogger Unknown March 12, 2019 9:28 AM  

OT I just caught Tucker Carlson. Looks as if he's going scorched-earth. Not presume but I'd be very very interested in v-day's critique of his performance. Has Tucker read sjw always lie?

Blogger dc.sunsets March 12, 2019 9:33 AM  

I think democracy is a sham, but its alternative (an elite selected for merit and actual nobility) is a complete inversion of what governs every nation after so many decades of "Democracy, the God That Failed." (h/t to Hoppe.)

In a democracy the scum rises to the top. Once there, the scum acts to become a permanent parasite very much like Toxoplasma gondii. No wonder our electorate shrieks like cat-rescue-hoarder nutcases.

Blogger MendoScot March 12, 2019 9:37 AM  

Today's vote is a distraction, especially after Cox refused to change his legal advice on May's deal.
It's the vote to kill any "no deal" exit that counts. If the remoaners lose that one, it's Ciao bella ciao bella ciao ciao ciao! on the 29th at 11pm GMT.
That's still my first scenario.

And Nate - the banger butty, slathered in Colman's mustard.
I'm drooling just typing that.

Blogger pyrrhus March 12, 2019 9:40 AM  

"Democracy" in Britain has resulted in a Government so malevolent that even the foreign invaders can't stomach it...May is nothing but a puppet of the .01%, but fortunately she's such an idiot that she has boomeranged on (((them))).

Blogger pyrrhus March 12, 2019 9:43 AM  

@6 My kids like the bangers and mash, while I am partial to the spotted dick pudding....that's about the end of it.

Blogger Silent Draco March 12, 2019 10:09 AM  

Don't forget Burton-style pale ales. Newcastle brown ale. Plymouth gin.

Come on sun, get over the yardarm ...

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelphia March 12, 2019 10:25 AM  

When you think that political theater of any kind has natural limits on Kabuki characteristics, you get surprised again and again that there is no ceiling, or floor, to the Kabuki, as the case may be.

As Instapundit has said, our (and their) politial class are the worst.

Blogger Azimus March 12, 2019 11:26 AM  

8. Teleros March 12, 2019 9:27 AM
Whatever it is you're smoking, stop.


I'm not sure what your strutting really adds to the conversation. So you have a piece of paper that says March 29. That is good. I'm sure you are aware history is full of persons with a pieces of paper who stood in impotent rage that their piece of paper was ignored.

You could be right, I don't now. But my point is, its been 3 years, and to this moment nothing has changed. Its not as though there hasn't been talk of extending this deadline.

There is such a thing as political momentum. "Leave" has spent much of its momentum (or wasted it) trying to put together a single stage break. I'm only asking if a multi-stage break is more accomplishable.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash March 12, 2019 12:08 PM  

Azimus wrote:There is such a thing as political momentum. "Leave" has spent much of its momentum (or wasted it) trying to put together a single stage break. I'm only asking if a multi-stage break is more accomplishable.
You have that exactly backwards. "Remain" has spent all its credibility failing to delay or postpone Brexit or nullify the vote.

Blogger Servant March 12, 2019 12:14 PM  

Funny that six little counties that totally wanted to stay could screw up brexit.

Blogger Lance E March 12, 2019 12:42 PM  

pyrrhus wrote:@6 My kids like the bangers and mash, while I am partial to the spotted dick pudding....that's about the end of it.

You guys have heard of "recipes", right?

Blogger Azimus March 12, 2019 12:42 PM  

I hope you're right Snidely.

Blogger Solon March 12, 2019 2:42 PM  

@6

"What in England is worth preserving?"

How about more than a thousand years of culture, religion, and the language that we are using to converse right now, for starters?

For second course, maybe the idea that a nation could, in fact, separate itself from poisonous globalism and act, once again, as a shining example of Western Civilization.

And for dessert: a continuation of one of the white races.

As a commenter on CH likes to repeat all too often: these are the Great Darwinian Petri Dish wars, and I don't exactly want to see the United Kingdom turn Muslim. Do you?

Blogger Steve Samson March 12, 2019 3:48 PM  

For second course, maybe the idea that a nation could, in fact, separate itself from poisonous globalism and act, once again, as a shining example of Western Civilization.

This. Always this. And pray we don't get any urges to do empire this time.

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