Opinion – The Guardian view on Theresa May and Brexit: time to get off her fantasy island – Editorial – The Guardian

 

Here’s a brilliant editorial from the Guardian. It argues that Theresa May‘s weakness and Conservative divisions mean she can only control her party by concealing basic truths about the Brexit process.

Source: The Guardian view on Theresa May and Brexit: time to get off her fantasy island – Editorial – The Guardian

The Guardian explores the consequences and they are ugly. May and Davis are delusional about a Canada +++ deal with the EU. The UK’s on to a massive loser. On the one hand, Johnson and Gove will crash out of the EU, with a worst case scenaria. But on the other hand, May’s two year transition deal effectively given the EU control, with the UK’s negotiating position destroyed – actually, the Brexiteers might have reduced effective UK sovereignty.

May and Davis’s lies are not sustainable. There will be a pushback, with a hard-Brexit looking more probable. The greater the lies from May, the more the public will swing to Labour in the next election. Conservative Whips terror tactics, contrasting May or a Marxist Labour Government are misguided. It’s Theresa May who’s going to precipitate the UK first Marxist government.

Thoughts?

 

 

Opinion – Brexit talks to be delayed after hitting a ‘deadlock’ over Britain’s divorce bill – Business Insider

According to this Business Insider article, the EU’s chief negotiator says he will recommend delaying the next phase of talks until the end of the year.

Source: Brexit talks to be delayed after hitting a ‘deadlock’ over Britain’s divorce bill – Business Insider

The UK team got pushed into following a fixed agenda for negotiations (they were weak and unprepared). The EU are playing by the agreed rules and member countries are in no mood to make concessions.

Theresa May and her Brexit ministers have been far from open and honest with both parliament and the UK public, painting a falsely optimistic position.

Basically, May’s government is ready to crash out of the EU, unless the EU makes concessions. This fight will go right to the wire.

Although I voted Remain, if the UK is forced to crash out of the EU, the UK must make demands on the EU, including deferring financial settlements and strategic agreements, like defense. Surely, it’s time for the UK to play hardball?

Thoughts?