Opinion – The Guardian view on the Tory-DUP deal: Theresa May is in denial | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian – John Gelmini

Like Dr Alf I worry because May seems to talk as though she has a full hand of cards but does not recognise when those on the other side of the desk are stonewalling and in effect waiting for her to be toppled.

Practically all the decisions she has made have been the wrong ones, the calling of an unnecessary election, it being called during term time when younger people could vote, changing the manifesto to make her own natural supporters angry and taking too long to do nothing to prepare the country for BREXIT.

Preparing the country for BREXIT should have meant not having an election, BBC privatisation, selling off Channel 4 and abolishing the House of Lords whilst replacing it with a Senate of 200 people who actually do some work. Also it should have meant Boundary Commission changes to reduce MP numbers and reshaping the tax system to lower corporation taxes, increase writing down allowances and make inward investment and exporting attractive activities.

Instead she has squandered all of that opportunity and will soon be out of a job once the 1922 Committee wake up to the fact that in the BREXIT negotiations she and Davis are getting nowhere and are conceding everything.

First you create “facts on the ground” then you talk from strength but with May she talks from weakness but pretends its strength.

To turn the situation around, the Conservatives probably need to skip a generation and replace the Cabinet and May with fresher much younger faces, rather than the ageing has beens like Davis, Fox and Damian Green.

Until this is done the BBC who screen Glastonbury and most of the major pop concerts will continue to allow Corbyn and Momentum to electioneer and reach out to younger and middle aged voters at these events whilst at the same time pretending that they are reporting impartially.

The Conservatives have at least two very effective Black MPs and should try to bring at least one of them forward; instead they talk up “Spreadsheet Phil” as a caretaker Prime Minister and allow Priti Patel to tell ‘porkies’ to Robert Peston, as she did on Sunday in the most barefaced display of dissembling body language and words. Robert Peston uncharacteristically told her that what people didn’t like in their politicians was out and out lying but this squanderer of foreign aid money persisted whilst Robert Peston’s reddening cheeks belied his barely concealed anger at this brazen woman.

I suspect that if things go on as they are the EU negotiations will fail and yes the Conservative Party could easily split into two whilst Labour /Momentum will push out all moderate elements because at the moment Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t need them.

Boris the ageing young pretender to the poisoned chalice of UK Prime Ministership is waiting in the wings but like May dithers too long and may have missed his chance; Rudd is hopeless so the Conservatives for once in their lives need to be really bold.

Harold MacMillan used to talk about “events” and by implication how leaders rise to the challenge they represent. May has had the Grenfell fire and failed to rise to the challenge. We have had radical Muslims on the rampage but again no robust action follows the fine speeches. We have had the train drivers dispute now dragging on for its 3rd year but again like Nero, she fiddles whilst “Rome burns”. Now we have yet another cyber attack from either the Russian GRU or the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army’s 5 million cyber warriors with May saying and doing precisely nothing. This latest cyber attack once again reveals our national weakness and the contempt with which Russia, China or whoever it was this time views our ability to counter asymetric warfare. This time it was MP’s mailboxes but next time it could be logistics chains which ensure food supplies get to where they are needed or our major ports but affecting exports only.

As things stand the BREXIT negotiations are doomed to failure and we may well find ourselves in the EU for years to come unless it implodes under the weight of Greek, Italian and Portuguese debt.

In the meantime, the DUP who have already done a backroom deal with the Irish Government can sit pretty until May goes and her successor moves into the very shaky “Box seat”.

Dr Alf is right, we need radical political solutions to stop a revolutionary, radical Far-Left government.

John Gelmini

Opinion – Can Brexit be stopped? The answer is in our hands | Jonathan Freedland | Opinion | The Guardian

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Jeremy Corbyn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s a provocotive op-ed article by Jonathan Freedland, published in the Guardian. He argues that one year on, the certainties of the ‘leave case’ are collapsing. Importantly, he concludes that we’re no longer shackled to that verdict.

Source: Can Brexit be stopped? The answer is in our hands | Jonathan Freedland | Opinion | The Guardian

Since the election, Hard Brexit seems to be doomed, and the UK parliament will correctly play a pivotal role. Whilst, most agree that a Soft Brexit now looks most likely, it’s a small jump to say that, ‘No Brexit is infinitely better than a Soft Brexit.

So what’s stopping a complete reversal?

Well, firstly, the right-wing of the Conservative Party have been deeply wounded by May’s election defeat. They’re keeping her in office for now, rather than risking a replacement, which would precipitate an early election and loss of government to Corbyn’s Labour or a left-wing coalition.

But the real villains are on the Far-Left not the Far Right. Confused? Well, Corbyn’s Labour Party is supporting Theresa May‘s call for a Hard-Brexit. But we need to peel the onion further. The Economist reminded us that Jeremy Corbyn is lukewarm towards Brexit and is more concerned with ‘domestic revolution’ in the UK.

Let’s face it, the Labour Party has been hijacked by Far Left radicals for whom revolution is more important than democracy.  But the Conservative Party has been taken hostage by hedge-fund managers and foreign newspaper owners. So we have a stand-off between the Far Left and the Far Right, neither of whom are interested in democracy or what’s best for the majority of citizens in the UK.

Surely, it’s time to write to your MP and demand debate in parliament to protect democracy and reverse Brexit?