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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Hey, I sent the letter!

Y'all never said nothing about not sending MORE letters! Boris Johnson circumvents the Remainer Parliament's attempt to force his hand.
Late tonight – just before the midnight deadline stipulated by 'wrecker' MPs – a total of three letters were due to be sent from the Government to Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council.

The first was the letter demanded by the Benn Act, which asks the EU to delay Brexit beyond the October 31 deadline – but not signed by Boris Johnson – using the exact wording specified in the legislation.

The second was a covering letter, written by Sir Tim Barrow, the UK's Permanent Representative in Brussels, which made clear that the first letter was from Parliament, not the Government.

And the third was a letter from Mr Johnson, which was also sent to the leaders of the other 27 EU nations, in which he disavowed the first letter by making clear that he does not want any delay to Brexit.

In it, the PM said any further hold-up would be 'deeply corrosive', and would 'damage the interests of the UK and our EU partners'.

The historic batch of correspondence, which were sent by Sir Tim in both hard copy and electronically, represents the Prime Minister's defiant riposte to the 'rebel alliance' who scuppered his attempt to finally secure Commons support for Brexit today.

Mr Johnson is also steeling himself for an instant legal challenge from pro-Remain groups to his three-letter ploy on the grounds that he did not sign the Benn missive.

However, No 10 lawyers have pointed out that the Benn Act only orders the PM to 'send' not 'sign' a letter.
It's fascinating to see the Right and the nationalists finally playing the game by the same rules as the Left and the globalists. But playing by the letter of the law rather than what you believe its spirit should ideally be is the only possible way to play if you have any intention of winning.

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57 Comments:

Blogger Sargent.matrim October 20, 2019 1:39 AM  

Boris for the win.

Blogger Martin Marprelate October 20, 2019 1:40 AM  

The reeeing can be heard the world round. Can’t wait till it is finally finished. Though as we know, the ride never ends

Blogger John Bosch October 20, 2019 1:48 AM  

I read the news first in BBC with their wording and portrayal of the letters as caving.
Bless the SDL for correcting that misunderstanding.

Blogger Shimshon October 20, 2019 2:09 AM  

Soon, the Ninth Circuit will claim jurisdiction in the UK. But by that point, Trump will have finally turned it, so it won't matter.

If the Remainers are the "Rebel Alliance," I think that makes them the bad guys in this plot. What an unexpected twist!

Blogger Thad Tuiol October 20, 2019 2:21 AM  

I love this move by Boris. "I have to send a letter you say? Okay, I'll send a bloody letter. But I don't have to sign it and there's nothing stopping me sending another letter with the first letter saying what I really think of that first letter. The Leftist meltdown on Twitter is a sight to see: "He's mocking Parliament and the law!"

Blogger God Emperor Memes October 20, 2019 2:29 AM  

Heeheehee.
Indeed it is great to see the Right finally using the same tactics as the Left. It's only about 50 years late...

Blogger buzzardist October 20, 2019 3:04 AM  

Remainers demand delays for the purported reason of negotiating a deal, only to vote down every deal that is delivered to them. There is little else to do except to make a mockery of Parliament and the laws they pass.

This is a smart play by Johnson. Don't give opponents any legal ground to prosecute him. But do give them an eye gouge and a kick to the ribs since that technically wasn't ruled out in the law that they wrote.

What's next? Johnson can wait eleven days. Let the clock tick down and expire. If Remainers again cobble a coalition of elitists before October 31 to thwart the popular vote, I don't see what choice Johnson has at that point but to call an election at the earliest possible date. Drive the traitorous Tories and other Remainers out into the open, run hard against them, and let the people decide what to do with them.

Blogger Steve Samson October 20, 2019 3:12 AM  

Bravo Boris, smart as he clearly is I continually underestimate him.
He might actually be able to pull this off!

Blogger bodenlose Schweinerei October 20, 2019 3:18 AM  

@4 - "Surely a terrible poem by a filthy commie will sway the British. They love policy by poesy!"

Can you have a Zeroeth Amendment to a unwritten constitution?

Blogger tublecane October 20, 2019 3:22 AM  

@6- Some individual rightists have played the game. Those are the type the left pretends to despise for being dirty, like Nixon or Roy Cohn (I don't actually know his personal politics, but he definitely fought against the left and defended rightist figures.) Now, it's becoming more prevalent and in-the-open, especially among major political figures.

"the historic batch of correspondence"

Coincidentally, that's the title of the forthcoming James Bond flick: Batch of Correspondence.

Blogger Gregory the Great October 20, 2019 3:45 AM  

And to those in the Remainer camp claiming that a letter without a signature is not a real letter and has no real authority I say: Try telling that to British Gas when they send you a reminder because you haven't paid the bill.

Blogger James Jones October 20, 2019 3:48 AM  

He can't call an election because if the fixed term parliament act. And the opposition won't give him one because they know at least 17.4 million people will vote for their opponents.

Blogger APL October 20, 2019 3:52 AM  

bodenlose Schweinerei: "Can you have a Zeroeth Amendment to a unwritten constitution?"

Given that neither the UK nor the USA is observing their respective constitutions, we could swap. We'll start afresh with the 1788 US Constitution and you can have our bill of rights. We'll throw in the House of Windsor too, for free.

Blogger James Jones October 20, 2019 3:53 AM  

They call Boris a buffoon. Not only did he get the EU to reopen negotiation and concede the back-stop, but he has possibly found a way around the surrender act. AND he has put the most right-wing cabinet in place since Thatcher.

Blogger nswhorse October 20, 2019 4:03 AM  

What a wonderful weekend. First the Australian Rugby Union got its deserved come uppance from England, good and hard. I hope Israel Folau laughed as hard watching it as I did. Then we had Boris outflanking the traitors yet again. Worthy of the "oustanding move" meme. They try hard to paint him as a buffoon and an idiot, but unfortunately for them he is clearly a very intelligent man with a healthy dose of rat cunning.

Blogger Ranger October 20, 2019 4:13 AM  

The "fake idiot" is a tactic that the Right has been using with great success. As lefties think they are so much smarter than anyone else, they are very quick to think their opponents are stupid.

Play stupid and act smart, and they think you are just lucky

Blogger Gregory the Great October 20, 2019 4:47 AM  

Might be interesting to watch if the odds change in the next 10 days:
https://www.oddschecker.com/politics/brexit/no-deal-brexit

Blogger boogeyman October 20, 2019 4:48 AM  

From what I can tell, the remoaners and the left over there can hold on until May 5, 2022, when another election is mandated by law. I can see these bitter, stupid assholes putting off a snap election, hanging on that long and making everyone miserable until then just because they don't want to face the voters. But holy crap, two more years of their annoying bullshit! Can you imagine?

I wonder, would the beating they take at the polls be worse if the election came soon after Brexit, or after an additional two years of antagonizing the voters?

Blogger Silent Draco October 20, 2019 5:37 AM  

Splendid. This sounds like "I baked your cake. So what, if it didn't rise and tastes awful. You got what you asked for."

Blogger steb October 20, 2019 5:59 AM  

Dominic Cummings is much, much smarter than the people he's fighting. The missing signature is exactly the kind of petty detail that they'll obsess over. It will probably end up with them demanding that the high court rule on the definition of sending a letter. And the general public won't care either way.

Politically he's a Moldbug style nationalist, in that he wants a state first nation-state. The actual people don't seem to be a big concern for him, and democracy is very much a tactic rather than a good in itself. His blog is full of Berkeley/Google style futurism and he's said he would increase immigration for the highly skilled. Probably he looks on low skilled immigration as a source of instability though so would cut it as much as possible.

Blogger The Last Roman October 20, 2019 6:04 AM  

I don't understand why the pro Brexit British feel the need to make a deal. Just leave.

Blogger Borsabil October 20, 2019 6:18 AM  

The point of the Benn Bill was to cause a fracture in the leave side. Make Johnson look like a traitor, cause voters to flock to Farage, split the leave vote and give the remainers a chance to win a majority when the election is called. Of course any one with half a brain could see this from a mile off, and Johnson has easily avoided the trap. Will it make any difference to whether or not the EU will grant an extension? Probably not but that's not the point. Johnson has now consolidated his position as the standard bearer for Brexit, he's got a deal most can live with and whether an election or referendum is called he's in the box seat to win both easily.

Blogger Brett baker October 20, 2019 6:30 AM  

Next, Boris needs to apologize to the family of Augusto Pinochet, saying he had an excellent tactical style, as Lynx helicopters fly overhead....

Blogger Julian Assad October 20, 2019 6:34 AM  

Never forget, Boris was the basis for the Chad meme:
https://twitter.com/yacks_91/status/1029079574477463553
https://archive.is/8aTmW

Blogger lions paw October 20, 2019 6:36 AM  

Fascinating indeed.

Dad would sometimes remind us 'First recognize if your dealing with a friend or foe and obviously don't treat both the same'.

At its core the spirit of this current foe is the spirit of deception. It makes sense not to be forthright with a deceptive spirit.

Meanwhile in the event you come across a reasonable man cherish the meeting. It will rejuvenate your soul.

Blogger John Rockwell October 20, 2019 6:45 AM  

Donald trump is a good example.

Blogger Karen took the Kids October 20, 2019 6:45 AM  

He's learning, slowly but surely. Vox's SJW books should be sent to the Tories.

Blogger James Dixon October 20, 2019 7:05 AM  

> I don't understand why the pro Brexit British feel the need to make a deal. Just leave.

They don't. But the remainers in Parliament have the votes to demand they do so.

Blogger Stilicho October 20, 2019 7:14 AM  

Hilarious!

Blogger Teleros October 20, 2019 7:20 AM  

The Last Roman wrote:I don't understand why the pro Brexit British feel the need to make a deal. Just leave.

We don't really, but there are an awful lot of people in high places who are either (a) Remoaners who are trying to scupper Brexit, or (b) are Brexiteers but lack confidence in an independent UK. Hence wishy-washy "we must get a deal" nonsense from alleged Brexiteers.

Nigel Farage (and the DUP) came out strongly against Boris's deal, which frankly is still mostly May's deal still. The stuff about Northern Ireland has changed, as has some of the language elsewhere, but still, not many changes.

I'm hoping the Remoaners prevent this deal passing, only for the EU to refuse an extension because they're fed up with this whole mess. Remember, unanimity from all 27 EU member states is required to grant an extension.

Blogger Ant_B October 20, 2019 8:43 AM  

Good lad is Dominic.

https://dominiccummings.com/an-index-of-blogs-articles-papers/

Blogger Robert What? October 20, 2019 8:45 AM  

"But playing by the letter of the law rather than what you believe its spirit should ideally be is the only possible way to play if you have any intention of winning."

Tru dat. Only the Left are given the leeway of playing by what they believe the law should say.

Blogger VFM #7634 October 20, 2019 9:01 AM  

So, with the Left, be like that genie woman in that one X Files episode.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan October 20, 2019 9:04 AM  

Geez next thing you know patriots of the nations will be flipping the script, agreeing and amplifying, qualifying the establishment scum. Literally shaking.

Blogger Lovekraft October 20, 2019 9:31 AM  

How quickly and effectively the deep state has taken the primary (or one of) reasons for leaving: mass Islamic immigration, combined with years of raping of young white females, with some horrific globojihad attacks.

The short-term memory of the legacy media has pushed this justification to the background. The New Britain that doesn't address the above will just be a new face on an old, corrupt nation and people.

Blogger rcocean October 20, 2019 9:49 AM  

it was nice touch by Boris, but the covering letter should have stated, "As directed by the wankers in Parliment and the toxic dwarf Bercow, here is their request for extension".

Blogger rcocean October 20, 2019 9:50 AM  

Some how the Brits need to get another General Election and not pass this terrible deal dressed up as Brexit. Its fake Brexit.

Blogger rcocean October 20, 2019 9:54 AM  

@22 - the point of the Benn bill was to stop Boris from crashing out without a deal. That's the Establishment's nightmare. Its interesting, that like the USA never-trumpers, the Conservatives are full of liars/frauds who will say one thing to get elected and then self-righteously betray their constituents when the chips are down. Almost all the Tories who supported the Benn bill, campaigned on Supporting Brexit.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd October 20, 2019 10:44 AM  

APL wrote:Given that neither the UK nor the USA is observing their respective constitutions, we could swap. We'll start afresh with the 1788 US Constitution and you can have our bill of rights. We'll throw in the House of Windsor too, for free.

Draw and quarter the entire H of W before delivery, and it's a deal.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd October 20, 2019 10:46 AM  

rcocean wrote:it was nice touch by Boris, but the covering letter should have stated, "As directed by the wankers in Parliment and the toxic dwarf Bercow, here is their request for extension".

Silly people imagine that direct and truthful is not statesmanlike. Your Boris was appeasing the silly people by omitting the obvious.

Blogger Andrew Seaton October 20, 2019 10:52 AM  

There is too much obstruction and bureaucracy under the guise of checks and balances in western democracies. Too many laws, too many courts, too many bodies and councils.

Blogger John Best. October 20, 2019 10:58 AM  

@35 That's because the Muslims were used to groom the girls for the private and public Satanist elite within Britain. So they had separation from them and could scapegoat the Muslims. Of course the Muslims are happy to be used like that because they position in the UK is very weak. Nobody likes them, nobody wants them here. This is yet another way we know the Jihad watch people are tools of the Satanists.

Blogger John Best. October 20, 2019 11:03 AM  

@37 I expect the Loyalist to restart the conflict in Ulster against the British state, as the British state is pushing them too far, forcing murder of babies and sodomy on them and cutting them from off from their ancestral homelands in Britain. Soon the Loyalists and IRA fight side by side against the Satanist states trying to destroy their nations, and free Ireland.

Blogger PH October 20, 2019 1:06 PM  

And some would say Reagan did the same.

Blogger PH October 20, 2019 1:09 PM  

Yes just leave would be better for the British people, but out of 660 MPs, only about 30 to 100 would vote for it.

Blogger rcocean October 20, 2019 2:05 PM  

@40 If you're going to waste time responding, make sense. On 2nd thought, don't. I'll just go back to ignoring you.

Blogger Okani October 20, 2019 2:07 PM  

All the scheming from the traitor MPs, such as (((Oliver Letwin))) and his amendment, may make no deal more likely. Their pretext for delaying the deadline of the 31st was, obsensibly, to get a new deal. They didn't expect boris to actually get a deal that may well pass. Well, he did. So if they refuse to allow a vote on it, it's no deal as the default. Checkmate.

Blogger Gregory the Great October 20, 2019 2:17 PM  

@46 rcocean
You better think thrice and try to understand what he meant. Not everything that does not make sense to you is nonsense.

Blogger MichaelJMaier October 20, 2019 2:39 PM  

Good times.

Blogger johndoe03526 October 20, 2019 7:14 PM  

Just run out the clock until the 31st, and it's accomplished.

Blogger James October 21, 2019 12:20 AM  

I really cannot tell if this " letter sending " fiasco is tongue in cheek. Sending letters??? Sending letters??? How about Tar & Feathers ? In Real Politick letter sending is for Boomer Cons, how about exercising some real power and cracking some heads.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash October 21, 2019 12:51 AM  

James wrote:In Real Politick letter sending is for Boomer Cons, how about exercising some real power and cracking some heads.
Because intelligent people would rather accomplish something that satisfy their random emotional urges. Go back to your room, adults are talking.

Blogger Korbin Ransley October 21, 2019 3:53 AM  

Nice 8^) Ten more days, than hopefully the Brits will be free from the E.U. fingers crossed. Maybe they can prevent themselves from winding up in the same demographic mess we are staring at in the states. Rooting for our cousins.

Blogger wreckage October 21, 2019 5:27 AM  

Also, its realpolitik, and its implications are exactly the opposite.
" a system of politics or principles based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations "

The three letters are a perfect example of realpolitik.

Blogger CarpeOro October 21, 2019 8:52 AM  

Remainers: petard issued at request. I think we all know what you'll do with it.

Blogger OneWingedShark October 21, 2019 9:02 AM  

VD wrote:But playing by the letter of the law rather than what you believe its spirit should ideally be is the only possible way to play if you have any intention of winning.
Exactly so; which is why I really wish that Trump (or his SecDef or Sec. of the Army) would deploy troops to besiege the so-called sanctuary-cities; no, it's not a violation of the Posse Comitatus law, when there's a huge exception to the prohibition for circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution and said Constitution imposes a mandate to the federal government to protect the States from invasion.

tublecane wrote:Coincidentally, that's the title of the forthcoming James Bond flick: Batch of Correspondence.
Given the casting choice, shouldn't that 'a' be an 'i'?

James wrote:I really cannot tell if this " letter sending " fiasco is tongue in cheek. Sending letters??? Sending letters??? How about Tar & Feathers ? In Real Politick letter sending is for Boomer Cons, how about exercising some real power and cracking some heads.
I'm reminded of Team America and Kim Jong-Il: it's going to be a sternly worded letter, on legal-sized paper!

Blogger damaris.tighe October 22, 2019 1:10 AM  

Silent Draco wrote:Splendid. This sounds like "I baked your cake. So what, if it didn't rise and tastes awful. You got what you asked for." This is exactly what I say to my husband when I have a cooking disaster.

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