I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. The media is full of the news that a deal has been struck between the EU and the UK over Brexit. A ‘deal’ that has exposed Brexit fundamentalists arrogance and also utter uselessness. The much touted ‘rebellion’ by Jacob Rees Mogg’s ERG group descended into low farce when it became plain that (despite all their posturing and false claims), they got nowhere near the 48 letters letters they needed to trigger a leadership contest. The gang of five who were claiming they’d get together to draw up a ‘better’ deal also fled the field when they were met with little enthusiasm but lots of derision.
Now the EU has made it plain, This is the best deal on offer. There’s no more negotiation. This is it. Despite all the bluster and bullshit we’ve heard from Leavers that “they need us more than we need them” and that EU unity would collapse, the EU has stood firm and united.
Leave lies have unravelled, just as they always were going to do. Hence the ridiculous spectacle of Boris Johnson now admitting that we never lost control of our ability to make our own laws.
Adding insult to injury, the Prime Minister has written a letter to the nation in which she persistently and blatantly lies. She lies about their being a Brexit dividend. That “It will be a deal that is in our national interest – one that works for our whole country and all of our people, whether you voted ‘Leave’ or ‘Remain’ – which is utter bollocks because it’s certainly not in my interests, that that of millions of others! She continues the fantasies by alluding to the infamous £350m for the NHS lie on the side of the Leave bus by saying “Instead, we will be able to spend British taxpayers’ money on our own priorities, like the extra £394 million per week that we are investing in our long-term plan for the NHS” – a preposterous claim when her own Government research has shown that Brexit (in whatever form) will damage the country’s tax take. There will be less money for everything, not more.
Here’s a full analysis of the lies and half-truth’s in May’s letter.
I’ve long said that their slogan “take back control” would go down in political history as one of the hollowest and most stupid. Now that’s coming to pass as reality is slowly dawning on many Leavers. We’ve not taken back control, we’ve given it away. English arrogance and stupidity has been exposed for all the world to see, and the humiliation isn’t over yet. This is a draft agreement. The chances of it getting it past Parliament are looking pretty slim. The world’s sitting back with its feet up and dug out the popcorn to watch the next act in the political circus. Watching the British making utter fools of themselves must be quite a spectacle if you’re not one of the people caught up in the mess.