In a follow-up to Thursday’s post, Seneca III provides a more detailed account of Cousin Theresa and the catastrophic failure of her Brexit deal.
End of Days? — Part II: An Update
by Seneca III
To recap: The voting down of May’s Brexit ‘Deal’ (the Withdrawal Agreement) was not meant to carry out the will of the British people as determined by the Referendum, but rather the first step in a convoluted process to use amendments and contra-constitutional machinations designed to bring about a set of conditions whereby departure would be interminably delayed until we would be forced to remain shackled to and still funding the crumbling EU by default.
Summary: Today is Day Two since Theresa Mary May and her spavined government managed to survive a vote of no confidence by a narrow margin because the thought of a Jeremy Corbyn administration run by a Marxist cabal of Venezuela-style apparatchiks was too much even for the most ardent Remainer to contemplate… and little has changed.
In many ways this scenario is best illustrated by The Daily Telegraph, once known as ‘The Tory Party at Prayer’. It, like its readership in the comments section, has sunk into a morass of internecine, bipartisan uncertainty where so many of the comments demonstrate a level of ad hominem sniping that is depressing to behold — a reflection, perhaps, of this divided country at large. On the 16th January it led with an article exposing the underhanded duplicity of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, one Phillip Anthony Hammond (another Oxford PPI graduate) in which it reported (mostly behind a paywall) that:
Philip Hammond [together with Clark (Business Sec) and Barklay (Brexit Sec) I would add], told business leaders that the “threat” of a no-deal Brexit could be taken “off the table” within days and potentially lead to Article 50 “rescinded”, a leaked recording of a conference call reveals.
The Chancellor set out how a backbench Bill could effectively be used to stop any prospect of no deal. He suggested that ministers may even back the plan when asked for an “assurance” by the head of Tesco that the Government would not oppose the motion.
He claimed next week’s Bill, which could force the Government to extend Article 50, was likely to win support and act as the “ultimate backstop” against a no-deal Brexit, as a “large majority in the Commons is opposed to no deal.”
Hereunder a list of known participating CEO’s:
|1.||Jurgen Maier, Siemens UK|
|2.||Doug Gurr, Amazon UK|
|3.||Keith Anderson, Scottish Power|
|4.||John Allan, Pres of Tesco and Pres of the CBI|
|5.||Peter Mather, BP UK|
|6.||Leo Quinn, Balfour Beatty|
|7.||Richard Pennycook, British Retail Consortium|
|8.||Paula Vennells, CEO of Post Office and director of Morrisons|
|9.||Caroline Fairborn, CBI|
|10.||Vivienne Hunt, McKinsey & Co.|
|11.||Simon Blagden, Fujitsu UK
[It is worth noting that In January 2018, senior Conservative MPs mounted pressure on Theresa May to sack Hammond as Chancellor following his recent comments about Brexit, which were deemed too Europhilic in nature. He remains in office, so the Witch of Westminster must obviously hold him in some sort of affection — or complicity. It looks as if Hammond, May & Co. do as all crooks and fraudsters do. All have something on each other, so they must live by the code of “If I go down, so will you.” It is mutual blackmail that holds the gang together…self-survival.]
However, Hammond, Clark and Barclay are not alone in the government’s attempt to thwart the will of the people. Again, in the Telegraph on the 17th more revelations of the treason embedded in the heart of Westminster surfaced:
Cabinet ministers have warned that Theresa May will face mass resignations if MPs are barred from trying to stop a no-deal Brexit. The Prime Minister said on Thursday that it is “impossible” to rule out a no-deal Brexit under the terms of Article 50 and warned that it “not in the Government’s power” to do so.
However as many as 20 mid-ranking ministers have indicated that they are prepared to quit the Government so they can support backbench moves to stop a no-deal Brexit.
The Telegraph has learned that a delegation of five ministers from the group visited the Prime Minister in No 10 and warned her directly that they were prepared to quit.
And also on the 17th: A report surfaced on Breitbart London:
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he will not hold any discussions with the prime minister on how to take Brexit forward until she agrees to take ‘No Deal’ off the table.
Thus do the carrion-eaters of our future wait, plot and dribble into their cup of Marxist dogma.
On the 18th: Guido Fawkes (order-order.com) ran an article headlined:
Massive Cheer for No Deal by Question Time Audience
It is well worth a read, and I was much taken by one of the comments …“What on earth is this country coming to? The BBC can’t even rig its audiences now.” — a light in the wilderness indeed, and perhaps a sign of things to come. Vox Populi, Vox Dei.
Saturday 19th: As I write this, news comes in that yesterday May was on the phone to Brussels begging Juncker to pull her metaphorical nuts out of the fire. One can but hope that he was relatively sober or had his minder, Setmayer, with him. Reports are vague, but indications are that the J & S comedy act have told her to go play with her sex toy… or words to that effect. I do despair.
It has emerged in the Daily Markle (Express) that…
…She spoke to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU Council President Donald Tusk by telephone yesterday afternoon to try to persuade the EU into offering new concessions.
The discussions followed “constructive” conversations with the
EU ReichsführerGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte on Thursday night.
Similarly in the Telegraph:
Theresa May has left European diplomats in a state of “disbelief” following a series of phone calls to EU leaders in which she made no change to her demands despite her Brexit plan being voted down by a 230-vote margin this week. Senior EU diplomatic sources said that Mrs May’s unchanged stance was “greeted with incredulity” following a call with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday night.
“It was the same old story — the same set of demands — all unchanged despite the defeat,” said the source with knowledge of the calls. Mrs May is understood to have repeated the same performance in conversations with the French president Emmanuel Macron.
When it comes incredulity the Eurocrats are several light years behind the British public. Essentially, we have come to understand that there are two types of people in the UK — those who think politicians are there to serve them and those who think. It would help immensely if politicians were forced to wear clothes like racing drivers do so that we can see who bought them.
Something to watch out for: The Queen returning to London from Sandringham over the weekend. Odds are even.
More on Monday in Part III, if there’s anything of substance worth reporting.
— Seneca III, Pub bound in Middle England at 1300hrs this 19th day of January Year Zero
For links to previous essays by Seneca III, see the Seneca III Archives.
“It would help immensely if politicians were forced to wear clothes like racing drivers do so that we can see who bought them.”
Brilliant end cap!
Yes, although it would be pretty boring once it is implemented and all of them regardless of party are wearing Soros livery.
To Seneca’s point, there’s a fantastic article over at The Hill by Alex Markovsky, explaining how American is the new Socialist frontier.
Here’s a quote:
“The great historical irony is that unlike the Russian people who understood the perils of socialism and fought the Bolsheviks in a bloody three-year civil war that by some estimates took fifteen million lives, the freedom-loving Americans keep voting themselves into socialism.”
Solzhenitsyn knew of what he spoke.
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn (1918-1956), The Gulag Archipelago.
Most don’t realise how many Russians fought against the implementation of socialism – not just during the Revolution but also after socialism began, sometimes years later.
Many farmers, for instance, were not forced into collectivisation until the late 1920s and sometimes later. Many fought against it since they could plainly see what the negative ramifications would be.
Perhaps for many here in the West, in a more complex world, far removed from the simple life of a farmer in a remote town, the consequences of the socialism we now embrace are not as obvious.
America is becoming more socialist as it becomes more diverse. I would still love to see the voting percentages of people born in America to parents who were not the result of illegal immigration. The claim is that Trump lost the popular vote but I wonder if that is true in regards traditional Americans.
It seems more that America is undergoing, or attempting to undergo, a radical change from a European descended western nation to an international non-western one. When only half of school children are white these days it’s redundant to talk about changing values of American people as though we’re talking about a generational change rather than a brand new people with different values.
The (broadly conservative) UK political magazine “The Spectator” (Douglas Murray is a regular contributor) ran an analysis of the deal currently on offer; this really is Brexit in name only: https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/11/the-top-40-horrors-lurking-in-the-small-print-of-theresa-mays-brexit-deal/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
Not what I voted for.
This Brexit problem—without the emotions—is very interesting from just an intellectual standpoint. A good analogy would be the withdrawal of one if our states. Can we even imagine the numbers of connections that would have to be broken: commercial; electric power; water , transportation; political management; economic, religious, scientific, artistic….everything that man does has to have a new demarkation limit or borderline. Some of these would be easy and trivial. Some would be catastrophic. We wouldn’t know exactly which until we tried it, ex post.
To think this through beforehand would be almost impossible. No one would have this complete an imagination.
‘No plan’ might be the only way to do it.
I think the whole thing is overblown. The problem is that Brussels acts more like a dictatorship and is currently threatening to treat the UK like a pariah state while being as friendly as possible to the pirahna states that surround it in MENA countries.
Europe currently has countries that are not part of the EU but part of Schengen, part of the EU but not part of Schengen, part of the Eurozone and not and lots of other variations.
Regarding Brexit- there’s another old saying: “don’t let perfect get in the way of the good.”
The only deal May could get would still have England under EU rules, regulations, and bureaucracies.
A hard exit, with no conditions and not agreements whatsoever, is far, far superior to anything May could ever dream of getting.
Stopped reading the torygraph when they stopped me commenting on their comments pages. I’m not sure that they allow comments any more.