February 28 has the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Barnier laying down the law to the Minority UK regime vis a vis the EU’s stance on the conduct and preferred timetable for the remainder of the UK/EU Leave negotiations.
The pro- Minority regime press and media platforms cavil about the EU’s supposed attempts at wishing to annex Northern Ireland and in doing so break apart the United Kingdom. Even the most jaundiced genuine brexiteer finds this accusation going a hyperbole too far.It’s not 1938 and the Irish Border problematic isn’t a re-run of the Sudetenland or Austria.
Had the then still majority UK Tory government gone ahead and triggered Article 50 as was anticipated within hours of the EU referendum result,then all this would be speculative persiflage instead of which we’re now stuck in someone else’s nightmare scenario for us.
The only rational course of action for this now Minority Regime would be to disengage from the EU’s Leave process and boldly go to full WTO rules.That noble if somewhat tenuous scenario is itself predicated on the purely hypothetical presumption that the minority government is itself committed to delivering Brexit.
It however isn’t.
In the minority status or as a parliamentary majority it was in before May stuffed things up with a woefully imbecilic call for a general election to reinforce her majority prior to the Leave process commencement.
It make me wonder whether the true intention was in fact to make Brexit even more unlikely with such a machiavellian coup-de-main.
Not that Labour are faring any better under the stresses and strains of assuaging its own competing interests factions. Labour is home to MPs from the top ten constituencies that voted Leave as well as the top ten constituencies that voted Remain. Though some 90% of all Labour MPs actively espouse Remain.Only in that context does Corbyn’s most recent foray into the realm of cogent public policy pronouncements make any sense.
The declared contents of Corbyn i.e. Remoaner Labour’s put them firmly on the EU’s side of the negotiations.
Brexit,ladies and gentlemen, is getting buried a little deeper with every day that passes.