Read Original: PM’s Florence speech: a new era of cooperation and partnership between the UK and the EU – GOV.UK

Read the full official text of how Prime Minister Theresa May set out how the UK will be the strongest friend and partner to the EU after we leave the EU.

Source: PM’s Florence speech: a new era of cooperation and partnership between the UK and the EU – GOV.UK

Although I’m no fan of Theresa May, I quite liked the speech and I’m seriously anti-Brexit. It’s a shame this speech was not made months ago but no doubt Mrs May had differing viewpoints in her own cabinet.

The strategic relationship with the EU on defense is an important offering and should go down well in many parts.

But in the end, the speech was light on detail.

The bottom line – she was trying to appeal over the heads of the bureaucrats to the 27 member countries, with an olive branch. The problem is that the EU doesn’t want the UK to be as well off outside the EU as within. There’s the rub.

We shall have to wait and see the reaction but it won’t all be as foregiving as this blog.

Thoughts?


 

The Tories are in chaos, so Labour must stand ready | Polly Toynbee | Opinion | The Guardian

 

In this Guardian op-ed, veteran left-wing writer, Polly Toynbee suggests that Jeremy Corbyn’s party has the chance to lighten the Brexit darkness with a New Deal and trumpets that he must seize the opportunity.

Source: The Tories are in chaos, so Labour must stand ready | Polly Toynbee | Opinion | The Guardian

Toynbee has concatenated evidence longitudinally and blamed the Tories. But she failed to explain the context and the alternative options. Most importantly, she failed to mention the financial mess that the Tories inherited from the Labour Government post the 2008 financial crisis.

Personally, I think that Tony Blair put his finger on the dilemma. A right-wing Tory government is likely to lead to a hard Brexit, dire economic consequences  and lose the next election. But a Far Left Labour government, which inherits the post Brexit chaos will find the cupboard bare and will not be able to afford their brand socialist utopia.

What Polly Toynbee fails to identify is that Monitor and the Far Left radicals want the Labour Party to sit on their hands, removed from the Brexit calamity, so that they can blame the capitalists and the globalists, then they’ll intervene and cry, ‘Bring on the Revolution’.

Is this is another episode in the ‘Pied Piper of Islington’ fantasy series?

Thoughts?