I’m getting angry about something beyond my control and I’m sure I’m not alone.
What follows is my opinion over the state of affairs regarding Brexit.
If you want to stop reading now, I can understand and hope that subsequent writings today will be more to your liking.
My mind works in a simple way. I understand the basics, but not the internal mechanisms insomuch as when I turn something on at the switch, it works.
For anything complicated, I leave it up to the experts.
However, I do not consider myself daft or stupid, but I am growing more and more concerned and worried, as the outcome of whatever happens in the next few days/weeks is going to end in tears if not political bloodshed.
In June 2016, the Nation was asked to vote on whether we left or remained in the EU.
I don’t think anyone was more surprised than the Government at this result, with a close second being the LEAVE campaign.
To me, there has been no plan. There never was. TPTB honestly believed The People would vote to remain.
David Cameron, our PM at the time, did a runner. I still can’t recall exactly how Mrs May got the job, but under her leadership, it has been one cock up after another, and she is now the perfect scapegoat for failure. Her days in Number 10 are numbered as her own government are preparing a coup if reports are to be believed.
I remember her bleating
NO DEAL IS BETTER THAN A BAD DEAL.
Right. So WHY was it left so late to start negotiations when they should have begun before the end of 2016?
Maybe they were, I don’t know, but now we are at the end of the line and we appear to be no further ahead than before the ballot result was announced.
Did she not disband her negotiation team and take over the reins herself?
She has gone swanning off to Brussels so many times, her air tickets are on speed dial and velcro. AND SHE HAS GOT NOWHERE.
The UK is the laughing stock of the EU, if not the world, basically because our leaders could not organise a piss up in a brewery or fight their way out of a wet paper bag.
OK, Parliament did not like her deal. They voted against it twice, and she is putting it forward for a third time, though The Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has put the kibosh on that by quoting laws passed over a century ago about not allowing the same proposals to be put before the House again and again.
From what I’ve read, no-one has actually come up with any suggestions for alternative amendments to be put forward and discussed.
OK, Parliament did not want to leave the EU without a deal. So they voted against that too.
What’s wrong with this picture?
If you don’t like the deal, fine, then it’s a No Deal as you don’t have an alternative. If you don’t like that as well, there is no third option.
We were due to leave on March 29th 2019. That’s next Friday.
That’s not going to happen, and Mrs May has asked EU leaders for an extension.
They have agreed, sort of.
IF her deal is rejected (again), she has two weeks (April 12th) to present a Plan B. Seeing as she never had a Plan A, this is going to be difficult.
IF her deal is accepted, we have until then end of May to get our act together with the necessary paperwork and leave the EU as the People voted.
Rumour has it she is not going to present her deal for a third time now, and she will be grovelling for yet another extension. Brussels are already tired of it all, and may do us a favour by kicking us out anyway.
This morning, I have read the headline that there are calls for a public inquiry into Brexit.
The next thing will be a recount on the referendum itself where miraculously it will be discovered they were all counted wrong and the result should have been the reverse.
There are already marches to Stay, marches to Leave, and a petition to remain has gained over a million signatures.
But none of these are going to make a blind bit of difference if the Government cannot agree amongst themselves and are only gaining points in shouting, slamming pieces of paper on the table, or storming out of meetings because they don’t like who is attending.
Anyone interviewed is saying Give it Back to the People to decide.
We did. We wanted OUT, yet it means nothing.
This is not a game and the Best of Three.
Neither is it a case of we’ll keep asking you until we get the answer we want.
I’ve taken part in surveys where questions are so worded nobody knows exactly what they’re being asked in the end and regardless of whether the response is yay or nay, it means exactly the same.
The quote from the movie Twister immediately comes to mind
WHEN I WANT YOUR OPINION, I’LL GIVE IT TO YOU.
From where I’m sitting, the Government has done everything in its power to make a mockery of the People’s vote and are browbeating us into a position where we just want it over and done with. GET ON WITH IT are the latest buzz words. Oh how we wish.
I foresee Article 50 being revoked, Brexit cancelled, and Parliament slapping themselves on the back for getting the result they originally wanted by default.
It is the biggest betrayal to the country and goes to show that our Leaders are only out for their own interests and not those of the people they supposedly represent.
In my simplistic world, our PM should have stood up for the country and said
“Right, you don’t like my deal, Fine. The UK is leaving on March 29th regardless.”
Everyone knew it would be different and difficult for a while so that things could adjust, new trade deals would have to be made, and the greedy will make a fast buck on the back of something they didn’t want using it as an excuse for rising costs. But at least we would have been able to stand tall and on our own two feet without interference from outside.
But we can’t. The Enemy is within.
We all have our opinions, and this is mine. I just wanted to get it off my chest.