February 26, 2019 · 23:07
A Referendum has been called by Labour in an apparent sop to their activists. But it won’t work, however the question is posed.
Generally, you cannot have a Referendum two years after the first one; the rest of the western world will howl with laughter and derision.
It’s the public who has the problem. Information about Brexit has been sketchy ; just vote for Mrs May. She went to Europe, asking what did Europe want. We have already been sold down the river and no surprise that Parliament’s MP’s refused her jumbled and confused Brexit position further progress.
Mrs May then sent someone she could rely on to repeat her mantra: Olly Robbins. Both Messrs Barnier and Juncker dislike him. It must be nigh impossible to hold a sensible conversation with him.
Get someone else to do it – please..Mimicking a furry toy Meerkat shows someone is losing the plot. Kenneth Clarke? Listen to his experience? Not another referendum; we never voted on the same issues politicians were voting. Parliament becomes less credible and Mr Corby has foreign bedfellows, not for trade, but for politics. It is still weird how politicians fall for charm.
As usual, the British have to wait, but now is the time for action. Mrs May fibs; a once sackable offence, but she lies to the people and her MP’s.
When will we understand that she has no intention of asking for Article 50 to be extended for several years? It would be an admission of messing up the first attempt to leave. She won’t accept that as her legacy..
But this is a political agreement, longwinded and difficult to read as it is. So tell the Europeans that we need to start again. The Trade Agreement part of Brexit is not for politicians. The Japanese are the second country to be insulted, following Liam Fox’s approach when he clearly has no idea of their culture.
WHERE ARE THE DIPLOMATS? AND WHY IS NO-ONE LISTENING TO THEM?
Thanks to Will Hunt, who works for The Observer and wrote an online article.
February 23, 2019 · 00:08
Thirty years ago, a group of us were invited to a rich man’s house, so select that there was no road name. that later had us rolling into the aisles. Undeterred, we arrived for political debate, to be confronted by a happy MP brandishing rubber gloves for the washing-up. Somehow the message between us had been lost.
Has the Conservative government asked the keenest, most technologically advanced people, who love being Young Conservatives to step up and help. This is the call they have been awaiting! They will work out the Irish backstop and have it operational, hopefully, by the end of February. They may follow or adapt Calais’ post-Brexit strategy of a traffic-light system according to which transporters have the right papers, a doubt about their papers or no papers at all.
Young Conservatives are the government’s greatest, free resource and they are keen. What more do you want?
I suspect that Mrs May is afraid of our young people; a devastating reading. She wants utter control, which is presumably why she put the same, heartily disliked person, Olly Robbins, back in charge of Brexit talks, because he repeats what she wants. He would give nothing new to Brexit.
Young Conservatives: a young, clever resource that will cut through the chaff and win us through 29 March with political and social withdrawal and signing food trade agreements. Please tell me the Conservatives learnt their lesson. The trouble is that that particular MP had to resign political life after an expenses scandal. Plus ca change.
February 21, 2019 · 23:30
G. Williamson stamped all over hallowed ground last week and insulted one of our greatest trading partners. Sack him! He was highly irresponsible by suggesting our new aircraft-carrier was ready and would defend islands off China’s coast, which have nothing to do with us. He has obviously forgotten how small we are compared with China and geographically, there are large land masses between us and China.
Sack him. Mrs May must raise her eyes from Brexit and Tory defections. They mean nothing compared to losing our trade relationship with China.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread, Mr Williamson. Be sacked or resign quickly, so that we can restore our relationship with a major supplier.
How many toys etc., do you have that have the stamp ‘Made in China’? Hundreds including Apple and toys galore at Christmas.
Sack him so that we can smoothe over his idiocy.
February 10, 2019 · 00:07
I just read a tirade of the so-called errors that Chris Grayling has made during his time as Transport Secretary. But I see an honourable man, keen to negotiate with employers and to stand up for employees. If you look at the tirade, you glimpse jealousy, certainly from the Labour Party.
Now someone is blaming him for a lack of vision. What? He had the strategic vision, rarely seen in politicians of any hue, to give a contract to a company, Seabourne Ferries, when they did not have a ship. Well, a ship is a buying decision by a group of people who believe that they can provide a service. And the terms and conditions; where do you think any entrepreneur finds their terms and conditions? From a successful start-up, of course. all companies were once start-ups and Chris Grayling gave this one a chance. It is not his fault that another company has backed out. Stop vilifying him; he should be given a medal! With his integrity and honour; he would be a great Prime Minister.
There was one mistake, because everyone else who should have helped make the decision, hung him out to dry. It was up to him to decide about the timetables, which shows the train companies still do not understand about providing a service before they look at their profits. The rescheduling was a nightmare, but the fault is with the train companies, Is there no overseeing Board for train companies? One that would look after the customers’ best interests? Easy to call it a quango, yet they do much good behind the scenes, with one notable exception: OR. That’s for another day.