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3rd time lucky?

Why are MP’s in Parliament voting over and over again on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal? What has changed?

She is talking to the DUP again, having already given them £2 bn since 2017. What have they spent it on? We should have been informed in stages. Even charities have to declare what they have done with donations from a government source.

How can it be patriotic or democratic for Northern Ireland to receive funds in kind, when the rest of the UK has to face cuts in Councils’ funding?

Mrs May’s promises tend to be ethereal and float away before anyone notices. She may promise to stand down in October, although sitting through a hostile Conservative Conference would be intolerable for her. She may use the opportunity to say that she has changed her mind about leaving and still has much work to do. Then what would we do?

Have MP’s, who see no change in her deal, been awarded anything from a knighthood to money for a cherished Bill of their own? How unpatriotic and undemocratic is that? We must block anyone who receives funds in kind and they should justify their votes to their local Constituency Party or stand down from their Seat at the next Election.

And what about the people? Most of us are sick to the back teeth at the mere mention of Brexit. Do we understand less than when we started? How can she justify voting 3 times on the same deal, but not a Referendum? It’s because she doesn’t want us to have a say. Parliament’s Politicians are enough for one deal, or three.

We are a very powerful member of the EU. If we leave on 29 March 2019 without a deal, who will look daft? 27 EU countries, while we look for the best deals for our economy. There is a whole world out there, WTO for starters, our Commonwealth and ex-Commonwealth countries a close second.

How stupid we are looking in the EU countries. Mrs May blatantly does not care about the people. She is trying to cajole and threaten MP’s (never a good match). Does she want to be a laughing stock?

What about the migrants? We should be grateful to them. Most could go elsewhere, yet they choose to be here. Everyone already here should be allowed to stay unless they have committed a criminal offence. Stop uncertainty by celebrating our communities. Let’s not differentiate one person from another. We are all members of a community and we should be grateful to the Police and law for protecting us.

M. Macron wants to vilify us, but he has massive rioting problems at home. His citizens want more pay, to feed their families. President Trump has been beautifully silent while his government shutdown just meant that key workers had to toil without pay so that he could move money to his supposed wall in Mexico. And that was a lot of people without money for at least three months. Up to then he had done well, at least by lower-paid Americans.

Politicians across the world are mostly old. If you are under 30, they will all look old. Let Trump’s young computer hackers build for the common good and put a satellite to trace the Mexican border. Try for a muted response to people trying to enter illegally. They may be migrant workers on whom we all depend to pick fruit.

The point is to silently make the members of the EU look stupid rather than us. People in the UK deserve a better deal than the one they are currently getting. Politicians to vote on the same deal, in the third meaningful vote, for a third time? Who are you kidding? That is definitely taking the mickey.

LucyLou

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To all of the people who don’t read this blog …

Hello,
Let’s all pick a favourite brand of food from fisheries, agriculture and industry to heavy plant equipment and send it here.
My favourite of the moment is Aytac’s walnuts from Turkey, fresh and delicious as stated on the packet.

Your turn. It’s just a bit of fun. We haven’t had that in a while.

LucyLou

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Great, now we can choose quality over quota

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Now the 2 billion sour … berries we imported last year will become a smaller quantity of a sweeter variety. We no longer need berries grown by how prolific the plant is. And that applies to anything we buy from the EU.

Well done to the MP”s who voted against the deal today, 12 March 2019. . Now we can start again, to protect our laws, our money and the independence we  cherish. So proud to be British and thank you very much to every MP who had the courage to stand up and vote for what he/she believed in. For the record, the result was 391 votes against the deal and 242  for it..

Mrs May has given us a constitutional crisis. How is she putting the welfare of the country above her personal ambition?  Continue to be  involved; we need you to give information that we can use to shape a different deal.

LucyLou

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Somebody had to call a Referendum

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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?

LucyLou

Thanks to Will Hunt, who works for The Observer and wrote an online article.

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Is Plan B No Vote Brexit?

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EU fall over themselves to say that the current deal is the only one

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It is a nightmarish scenario. The EU know they have not conceded much, if anything and 27 countries who threatened not to sign last week, are now racing to sign. Bizarre. Weird. and somewhere: dishonest.

There may be content in the deal, but the words are nonsense and strung in a line. How dare Mrs May take our intelligence and throw it down the throats of an eager EU?

Eighty Conservative MP’s have publicly declared their opposition. Well done; it’s good to see MP’s standing up for their constituents. They have also been made to look fools by the government and more so, perhaps, as they trusted Mrs May to bring in a good deal. Let the Campaign for Plain English see it and there will be uproar.

For next week, let’s plan a new Brexit and refuse the scandal of the EU keeping concessions.  Messrs. Barnier and CJ Juncker are celebrating tonight; let’s make them cry. And frankly, if we were another smaller country, how much more would they be bullied. 
Mrs May is living in a bubble of fantasy.  

I hope that there is no way this scandalous note of history can be accepted by politicians.  Do the people want a vote again? It sounds like the buck is being passed.  

Goodnight

LucyLou

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To be railroaded, is not fun, so laugh at it and win

I don’t believe it. We have battled over Gibraltar for a hundred years and Mrs May caved to Spain last night, immediately, conceded.  She is grasping at straws and in doing so, has probably upset a whole island, which thought itself comfortable under British protection.

Wait now for the torrent of other countries wanting to take a bite out of us.

Mrs May is now inciting the public to back her and her policies, which look a near perfect statement of remaining in the EU, but with £40 bn, which has mysteriously become a downpayment instead of a divorce settlement. How the EU laughing at us.

I did stick out for a Customs Union, but did not make clear that we would have our own rules and certainly not kowtow to the EU. And fairly sure that we have conceded everything the EU wanted, now what do we do?

Tell the EU that:

  1. Customs Union without bowing to EU rules. Before the EU, our British Standards were the envy of the world. We can go back to that, if we have a little spunk;
  2. Every government department must produce its rules for Brexit. Fishermen know what they want. We should be giving praise to them, not saying that, by the way, the French have asked to fish in our coastal waters. In their dreams, but I take a reasonable guess that that is another concession given.

The trouble with suggesting solutions is that it shows how much we have been conned into this Brexit policy.

Firstly, give the Cabinet three hours to read a 7-page outline and 585-page Divorce Settlement. They were not allowed to take any papers home.

Secondly, Mrs May has not heeded her advisers, government Ministers and negotiators, employed from the private sector. They have probably worked themselves half to death for the country and what a disappointment it must be to realize that she never wanted your help. You were a smokescreen, for which  someone should stand up and apologize.

Should there have been a little understanding earlier?  I am a frayed knot, that was never Mrs May’s plan. Get her trusted aide and not the Brexit Secretary of the day, Dominic Raab, to deliver a paper. Would that it was a White Paper as we would then have more time to refuse. Mr Raab has a kind future ahead. He was like a breath of fresh air which grew stale on further acquaintance with the nonsense that is the Brexit paper.

The public has been given the dull news that there is a 7-page outline of Brexit, after 2 years! Then the DUP, rightly, put Northern Ireland first and rejected the nonsense.

We must all, in our own ways, stamp on the nonsense of Brexit. The people are sick of Brexit, whether understanding it or not. Give them no time and force them to accept.Unsurprisingly, the EU has leapt into action to ratify her version of Brexit before we change our minds. There is a special summit in the EU today, Sunday 25 November.

Unrest is continuing, now into Europe. The French are unhappy. M. Macron focussed on France’s position in the EU and forgot the people who put him there.

We don’t want this Brexit nonsense and we do want to be independent. I am fed up with Mrs May threatening Ministers, MP’s and the public that we cannot reject her version as the alternative is a ‘no Brexit’. Deal.  This is also a nonsense. We are very quick at adapting and can carry out checks to lorries coming from France, maybe a software addition to the present system.Tweaking  technology is the answer to most of our woes.

Losing Gibraltar was the last straw. Threatening everyone is done from a position of fear, but she put herself in that position and cannot blame us.

Personally, I would get every Department to thrash out what they want and present it within a week, not to Mrs May, but to an interim Prime Minister. If you are chosen, do not lose your head. Think, reflect, take action as all the best gurus tell us and listen to your Aides and Negotiators. Otherwise, we are up the creek without a paddle.

Is it too late?

Why isn’t Parliament sitting this Sunday as we face a constitutional crisis?

It is 26 years since we faced one (1992 crash out of the Exchange Rate Mechanism). Somehow we survived that.

Ask the people. With any luck it will proceed like phrases most likely to be heard in Waitrose:

“Portia, pick me a papaya.”

“Daddy, does Lego have a silent ‘t’ like Merlot?” (www.mirror.co.uk)

How about a 24-hour Joke-a-thon at the expense of the EU. It would cheer us all upl

LucyLou

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