What are the chances of a general election?It looks like May is going to send a letter to the EU asking for an extension until the end of June.
The EU are furious because they're being given less than 24 hours to consider this before their conference tomorrow.
Right now... it looks like May will be told by the EU that either the Withdrawal Agreement is accepted by the UK next week or there is no deal.
All bets are off if there's a no deal - Europe and Ireland are kind of prepared... Britain isn't. I've no idea what'll happen with the north of Ireland. No one does.
The UK are saying they won't put up borders, but the EU will challenge them about this through the WTO (it's illegal under WTO rules). Because the UK will be on its knees, I reckon they'll have to accept an "East/West" border (i.e. customs checks in British ports and NI effectively staying in the EU).
It appears that Theresa May has absolutely no idea what's going on. I know this is obvious... in that you think every leader is delusional... but May's incompetence is another level. Her and Cameron are perhaps two of the most stupid leaders in history.
That vote (like the fucking referendum in the first place) was non-binding. If they do want to respect that vote then they probably will have to revoke (prior to the 29th).Or revoking Article 50 even? I thought parliament had committed to taking no deal off the table?
Let's not let her stupidity cloud how big an arsehole she also is. Though that was probably more apparent when she was Home Secretary. Though there does appear to be a strain of criticism of how she's handled this, and this comes from labour as well as the tory brexiteers that she just hasn't told Johnny Foreigner how it's going to be loudly and slowly enough.It appears that Theresa May has absolutely no idea what's going on. I know this is obvious... in that you think every leader is delusional... but May's incompetence is another level. Her and Cameron are perhaps two of the most stupid leaders in history.
Oh yeah... Rees-Mogg has already made something like £7 million out of this.Strikes me as some kind of karma for governments Thatcher onwards privatizing everything and setting up free trade as a non-negotiable starting point for all businesses.
So i'm (10+ years too late I know) reading Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine at the moment and as well as it fascinatingly predicting how the 2008 financial crisis was going to work, i'm wondering if it can be applied here, aren't the Brexiteers like Rees-Moggs basically using it as an opportunity to line their pockets? The story being that his father wrote a book about how to make a mint off a Brexit at the expense of everyone else.
William Rees-Mogg wrote the prophetic The Sovereign Individual and had views on capitalism and chaos that have fascinating links to his son’s enthusiasm for Brexitwww.theguardian.com
They're a very strange breed, they want all the benefits of Royalty with none of the Noblesse Obligé that's supposed to come with it, you can probably draw some comparison between that and Brexit actually.Oh yeah... Rees-Mogg has already made something like £7 million out of this.
The Tories are kind of open about this. They want to make Britain regulation and tax free. There's no real equivalent to the Tories in any country. They genuinely think they're different from the rest of humanity. That's something they are right about.
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