Brexit means the UK AS A SINGLE ENTITY will exit the EU. The Celtic fringe don’t want to accept that the tide of political events has turned against them and they are now exposed. The bleating of Sinn Fein and the SDLP in Northern Ireland is wondeful to hear. They INSIST that Theresa May must create special circumstances to keep NI in parts of the EU. It won’t happen.
Meanwhile in Scotland, things are looking ominous for the SNP and its leader Nicola Sturgeon,
“Nicola Sturgeon risks becoming a “laughing stock” over her claim that her election campaign has nothing to do with independence, Ruth Davidson has said as grassroots nationalists urged the SNP to make the link “explicit and undeniable”. The Scottish Tory leader poured scorn on the First Minister’s attempt to decouple her recent demand for a second referendum from the general election, asking “who does she think she is kidding?” She said Ms Sturgeon may have told her members not to mention “the ‘i’ word” on the doorsteps but the SNP has always used gains in previous elections to push the case for separation.”
Why might Sturgeon be desperate to avoid mention “Independence” on the doorsteps at this election having demanded a 2nd one? Well, there is this…
“SUPPORT for independence has plummeted to just 40 per cent, a shock poll claimed last night. The Kantar survey found that 60 per cent back the Union, after undecided voters are discounted.”
A Panelbase survey, commissioned by The Sunday Times Scotland, put support for the Scottish Tories at 33 per cent, an increase of an astonishing 18 points compared to the 2015 general election. They currently have only one Scottish MP, David Mundell, the Scottish Secretary, but this would give them 12 seats including 10 from the Nationalists and one from Labour.
Here is the unvarnished truth.
Despite a vocal and media-prominent minority, the UK is moving to a BREXIT Nation. June 9th wil prove that.
Even I can be surprised at the ineptitude of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. It’s true that no-one can describe Labour’s position re. Brexit. It’s ten months on from the EU Referendum, Brexit is the greatest political issue since Suez at least, and no-one’s any the wiser where the Opposition is. You might assume that it’s simply a matter of poor communication resulting from the generally chaotic office of the party leader, and that deep down there’s a Brexit policy somewhere. Even I thought that might be the case, but no.
The Shadow Foreign Secretary went on BBC’s Newsnight last night, where Evan Davis asked her where Labour stands on Brexit, given that the Tories and LibDems are very clear. Her actual response: “We haven’t picked a side.” The video’s here.
Some might suspect that people like me laugh at the Labour Party because we dislike it. This is not the case. We laugh at it because HM Opposition is genuinely, staggeringly, laughable.
WHAT a day it’s been for connoisseurs of “hate crime”. On Saturday night, in South London, a 17 year old Iran/Kurdish immigrant was badly beaten up by a mob. He’s lucky to live, but he’s in hospital with a fractured skull and a brain clot.
It was reported that the thugs asked him where he’s from, and when he said that he was “an asylum seeker”, they went to work on him. That was the cue for the Left to go Brexit mental. Farage has been blamed. Diane Abbott blamed the Tory Party. The PM, the local MP, the Mayor of London and any senior copper within miles have all been grandstanding. This is Brexit, red in tooth and claw, unleashing hate upon anyone with a tan. It’s all bollocks of course. Anyone who knows London life knew it immediately. By asking him where he’s from, they meant which manor, which side of the road, that kind of thing. But middle class liberals couldn’t figure that out.
The media ignored that eyewitnesses said it was a row about fags because “the narrative” must be maintained, and a story like this is front page only if a political narrative can be pushed on the back of it. And then the police issued this image of three typical immigrant-hating Brexiteers, who they are seeking in connection with the attack:
BE IT ENACTED by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows …
This is because Parliament is only an advisory body, and the sovereign power to make law resides in the sovereign monarch. As the embodiment of the sovereignty of the people, the monarch is the source from which the law claims its authority.
This is the wording of the Bill which the Commons voted on twice tonight –
The Prime Minister may notify, under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union, the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the EU.
The Commons passed it by 498 votes to 144. It’ll face scrutiny in the Lords and in committee, but the PM will have the authority to trigger Article 50.
What a difference a year makes. 12 months ago David Cameron was running through the charade of his EU “renegotiation”. Losing the upcoming referendum was given very little chance. This Bill was inconceivable, let alone that MPs would vote overwhelmingly for it.
(For added fun, Jeremy Corbyn ordered a three-line whip to vote in favour of the Bill, resulting in three more frontbenchers resigning and some whips defying the whip.)
TOMORROW morning at 9.30, the Supreme Court justices will convene to deliver their verdict on the Article 50 case which was heard in December. The government believes it has prerogative powers to trigger Article 50. The case was brought by a scurrilous cabal, intent on blocking Article 50 from ever being triggered. No-one believes that the Supreme Court will find in favour of the government.
How we got here, after our great demonstration of direct democracy, might be a touch murky for some. The good people at Spiked (where did it all go right?) have produced this excellent short film to explain what’s going on. It puts our inspiring vote into democratic context, via the Levellers and the Chartists, and explains why the power-elites and the special interests are so intent on blocking the verdict of the Glorious Referendum.
I’ve said many times that Brexit is a natural Left Wing cause. It’s the natural cause for anyone with even a hint of romance and rebellion in their heart. I’d defy any Leftist to watch it and still argue otherwise. If you do watch it, it might be a good idea to nip over to youtube’s bandwidth –
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