Tusk jolted many in the U.K. by suggesting there is a “special place in hell” for British officials who promised it was possible to quit the EU, without knowing how to accomplish it.
I've been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted #Brexit, without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely.— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) February 6, 2019
Tusk official said later:
“He was not insulting the British voters — not at all — it’s not their fault,” the official said. “It’s the people who led them, or misled them.”
As a Left wing Leave voter I actually agree with Tusk!
It is inconceivable but true the Tory Government under David Cameron called a referendum for 2016 without a plan.
The sheer arrogance of the Pro European Tory toff did not even suspect the referendum result would return an out vote.
I’m sure it is quite true both Gove and Johnson were just as shocked at the referendum result as the rest of the elites in Westminster, after all, it was just a Tory charade to shut up the Euro-sceptic side of the party that constant nagging wife at the same time ridding themselves of their bastard child UKIP.
But for them it all went wrong the referendum result was to leave the EU, they were in disarray but instead of owning the result Cameron ran knowing full well his Eton mess was without a plan.
The Tory Government Campaigned to Remain, never once did they suspect they could lose. The out of touch Westminster bubble was oblivious to the attitudes and feelings of the Working class after all had they not just sold the UK population the lie of Austerity aided by the Lib Dems with support and backing of Blairite MPs the same New Labour Pro-EU MPs that in the lobbies assured them the working class was quite docile to the EU and would never vote to leave.
But all that aside this was nearly three years ago Cameron jumped ship without a Brexit Plan in sight or maybe he took it with him to his garden shed adding a few chapters to his otherwise dull book. However politicians are fond of saying “We are where we are!” May became the leader of the conservatives over two and half years ago and still no viable plan in place.
The point is now less than two month before we exit the EU we still do not have a plan. Maybe I should rephrase that? May and the Tories still have no plan!
Jeremy Corbyn sets Labour’s terms for Brexit deal support offering a life line to May and stopping a cliff edge for the country.
The prime minister’s strategy is not ‘credible or sufficient,’ writes UK Labour leader.
Jeremy Corbyn set out five conditions for his party’s support for the government’s Brexit deal, which amount to a close alignment with the EU on regulations and trade policy.
In a letter to Theresa May, Corbyn demanded the prime minister adjust her red lines and abandon her attempt to secure legally binding changes to the Northern Ireland backstop, which is despised by Brexiteers in her party, in order to secure a deal.
“Without changes to your negotiating red lines, we do not believe that simply seeking modifications to the existing backstop terms is a credible or sufficient response either to the scale of your defeat last month in parliament,” wrote Corbyn, “or the need for a deal with the EU that can bring the country together and protect jobs.”
May’s Brexit deal was defeated by a historic margin of 230 votes last month when she asked MPs to ratify it. Last week, the House of Commons voted narrowly to send her back to Brussels in order to reopen negotiations on the backstop. But in recent days, the government has been sounding out Labour MPs for their support.
While Corbyn appears content to leave the legally binding Withdrawal Agreement untouched, the changes he is demanding to the Political Declaration would amount to a significant shift in the prime minister’s position. They would preclude an independent trade policy for the U.K. post-Brexit, and mean that London would still be subject to many rules set in Brussels without a say in drafting them. They would also likely mean the U.K. having to accept freedom of movement, something May has vowed to end.
Corbyn’s five conditions are:
— A permanent and comprehensive U.K.-wide customs union with the EU. He argues that would “deliver the frictionless trade that our businesses, workers and consumers need, and is the only viable way to ensure there is no hard border on the island of Ireland.”
— Close alignment with the EU single market with “shared institutions and obligations.”
— Dynamic alignments on rights and protections so that the U.K. cannot undercut Brussels rules.
— “Clear commitments” on participation in EU agencies and funding programs.
— “Unambiguous agreements” that cover the detail of future security arrangements, for example shared databases used to solve and prevent crime, plus the European Arrest Warrant.
Jeremy Corbyn made a statement on twitter saying: “Last week Theresa May and I met to discuss how the Brexit deadlock can be broken after her botched deal was rejected by MPs. Today I have written to outline Labour’s five demands for a sensible agreement that can win the support of parliament and bring the country together.”
Last week Theresa May and I met to discuss how the Brexit deadlock can be broken after her botched deal was rejected by MPs.— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) February 6, 2019
Today I have written to outline Labour's five demands for a sensible agreement that can win the support of parliament and bring the country together. pic.twitter.com/8Kw8gE054U
Labour have placed the ball firmly in May’s grip.
The Zombie Prime minister will continue on her path desperately seeking support for a botched deal that leaves the UK a vassal state of the EU with no legal exit allowed.
Her withdraw agreement is not in the national interest it like all things Tory is in the interest of the few and in this case the EU.