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John Prescott dealt better than Nigel Farrage

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Can you remember what Labour MP, Johh Prescott,did, {a man who made his way up the hard way} when pelted by a tomato? He swivelled and punched the thrower right in the face. There was no pause, just an instinctive reaction. And we laughed and laughed. Just what the tomato thrower deserved.
Fifteen years or so later, Nigel Farage was beaten by a milkshake. But he had no response. He did, inadvertently, give massive exposure to the milkshake as first reports thought it was necessary to know it was by Five Guys, a banana, salted caramel shake. The utter absurdity of it! I fell about laughing, yet the irony of it stands that he could not mention Nigel Farrage for some whimsical reason that would escalate into a war of words.

Onto Brexit, still stuck in our teeth. Madam May has thrown a choice of referendum into the ring. However, there are so many other parts in it that it could not be translated into law in a month of Sundays.
Neither did the 1922 Committee move us forward. There is no date of departure and all of these extra features appear to depend on her getting the same deal through.

MP’s just have to keep their nerve. It is the same deal as you voted down so massively the first time. In the meantime, she has managed to insult the DUP, on whose votes she usually depends.

We are grownups in a major country in the EU. We can leave and create our own Customs Union, which, yes, will have some of the EU’s ways of doing things, but it is up to us to create a part that will suit ourselves. And we can cut the red tape. And we can be free of the farrago of nonsense that makes the EU Assembly move between Brussels and Strasbourg every three weeks. The cost beggars belief.. Let them know that they will not beggar us.

And how can it even be thought of a serving Prime Minister, as repetition of a vote over the same deal which would be bad for the country, but which she cannot admit defeat, one has to ask whether Brexit may move on without her, or will some other plea be made? She is making us all look like fools, but worse the EU is getting fed up with our philanderings..

Come on, let’s set Boris onto M> Barnier and storm through Brexit. Boris is also famous for walking away from a meeting, saying that he was not going to answer the same questions a third time. What joy! No wonder the EU politicians are scared of him.

We are not having a second Referendum or a People’s Vote, because if we do, we shall be the fools of Europe and they will wipe the floor with us.. Plus the fact the people have no clue what iBrexit is about. There has to be clear direction. Can the Queen intervene  as democracy is failing?

LucyLou
PS If the vote on the political aspect of Brexit is put to MP’s before 29 June, I shall eat my hat.

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Of course the French celebrate Easter

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We all need a break over Easter. The public is sick to the back teeth. Let us leave the EU immediately and draw the vestiges of our dignity around us. LEAVE. You just have to say it. What happened to 12 April? We don’t need any more time.

We don’t need time; we need rest.

Let the MP’s go to their second homes in their constituencies and let their husbands/wives shield them from Whips. The Constituency Association in the constituencies need also to protect MP’s from activists, from the media and get some rest.

it is much better to rest than to keep working flat-out. They will be ready to talk again next Tuesday 23 April.

How daft of M. Barnier to suggest that the French do not celebrate Pacques. Of course they do!

And for everyone else on the negotiating teams, find a darkened room and close your eyes.empty your mind of all thought. This takes practice, yet pretend that you have nothing to do for the next few days and go outside and enjoy the forecasted sunshine.

Happy Easter everyone.

LucyLou

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Let us leave

I am grateful that a group of senior Conservative MP’s has been formulating plans for Brexit.

Please allow us to keep the vestiges of honour and pride that we have and leave Brexit on 29 March.

Voting for Mrs May’s deal, which has twice been rejected by large margins, would be a violation of our democracy.

What has happened to silence John Bercow, who wanted to stop the Conservatives bullying their own MP’s?

Asking the country again in another Referendum would be to play into the hands of another Parliamentary party, Labour and a leader who dallies with people who hate us, for unspecified reasons. They came here and now they want to thwart our parliamentary democracy.

Asking for another Referendum is to violate the first result.

it is the first time in 27 years that we face a constitutional crisis. We bounced out of the ERM (Exchange Rate Mechanism) in 1992. We kept our money, were rescued by the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and did not fall apart, much to the EU’s chagrin.

We have been a major contributor to the EU’s funds. We have received subsidies in return, but we have not had a choice in receiving agricultural products. The berries are sour; the oranges are sweet. Break one deal; continue with the sweet one.

Let’s get quality back into our lives.

Let’s not pay for the move of the entire European Parliament every three weeks between Strasbourg and Brussels. What a waste of money!

Ask our young people to create a technological border between North and South Ireland. They will do it in a trice. This hard border rubbish should not put our deal at risk.

Let’s go; we’ve had enough of M. Barnier and co., with their deals that don’t suit us and let’s have our MP’s work harder than they ever have since entering office. We do pay you and that figure is raised every time there is a change of government.

We need you to hold your courage and your nerve and to keep us free of an unconstitutional deal. Keep us free.

LucyLou

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British people, especially MP’s, do not like being asked to be patriotic as they do that every day as second nature.

If you want people to be patriots, a leader must first be one themselves. Mrs May betrayed her own MP’s in a bid to reach voters. Evidently, she had no idea that constituency parties mainly hold their MP’s in high esteem.

She even tried to sell the work of the security forces that keep us safe. That is unpatriotic and not something within her power. What did the Queen say?

The Prime Minister lies to people without compunction in order to have her Brexit deal passed. Are we going to stop at three attempts? Have politicians no strategic vision to see that the public may erupt or more likely fall into a deep sleep of boredom. It would be almost impossible to make them interested in politics ever again.

MPs’ jobs could not be justified as in the public interest.

However, I do not think another Referendum is in the interests of this country and the money used up for it, would be better spent on paying out Universal Credit sooner. Why would Jeremy Corbyn not act like a Socialist?

Just a thought, if it was Labour putting this country through the wringer, what would the Conservatives be doing now?

We already have a deal that gives us access to the European Economic Area. Dr Liam Fox’s negotiating teams have been working very hard to secure deals. It is the political deal that may be voted on for a third time. Mrs May should leave now as she has no idea what to do with the extra time.

We can leave on 29 March with £30 bn worth of deals under our belt. For the rest, she should leave Parliament to sort the country out. They have their own private Member Bills and putting those into Parliament could make their discussions interesting again.

Time has moved on. Thank goodness for Speaker,  Mr Bercow who has saved Parliament from voting for the same Brexit deal that was rejected on 11 March. As he said:

“Parliament matters. .   a third deal, the same one. “

It is also bullying to present the same Bill again and make MP’s waver enough to back her deal.

Mr Bercow has saved us all and was praised for his ‘enormous good sense’ according to the Brexiteer, Bill Cash..

Leave the Attorney-General alone; lawyers will always express a moment of doubt so that they cannot be sued later.

Now, tragically, she has offered to fire Olly Robbins, he who has presented her to the letter, discarded by the wayside. Is there anyone else to be so disregarded, apart from Parliament of course.

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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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Young Conservatives and Brexit, like a knife through butter,

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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.

Lucy Lou

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Forget Brexit; we have a bigger problem

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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.

LucyLou

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Since the ridiculous worst-case scenarios for Brexit set out by the supposedly apolitical Mark Carnet, Chairman of the Bank of England to Theresa May’s stuck-in-the-mud stance, Conservative activists have been begged over the heads oof their MP’s to follow her Brexit deal. This splits activists and their constituency party and will make her MPs’ jobs harder. The plan to work on MP’sbis a shambles and has broken trust within the Conservative Party. Endless shabby promises of promotion if they vote for this dreadfull list of nonsensical words shows a monumental ego at work that does not brook failure. And for a second time, she expects a positive reaction after going behind MP’s backs

And remember the Welsh farmers seen at Market with separate images of Mrs May- did they meet? It may turn out that the EU would like a discussion about subsidies, as they profit too.

I have asked for cross-party discussions before. Now one such movement is being built against her.It is so unnecessary.

Take a rural MP with an interest in agriculture and ask for a Representatives from the National Farmers’Union and talk with counterparts from the EU. Talk in the UK of course.

Is it possible that we took the cheap option? MrsMay has not worked for 2 years on Brexit as claimed.  As late as September 2017 there was a panicked recruitment drive as the government realised they had too few negotiators.

Today there were two demonstrations for and against Brexit. Not much media coverage.

We can make a Brexit deal for the UK but the people want more involvement. Gone are the loners. We are team members.. Maybe MPs can set us an example.

I hope we find clarity; we have a lot to offer.

Lucylou

 

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I smell a rat (post EU/Mrs May Brexit signature)

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Ratified by the EU in undignified haste

Two mistakes by those signing up to this Brexit nonsensical version:

  1. Politicians believe that they are more intelligent and savvy than their voters;
  2. The most mentally-challenged smell a rat when they see one.

Have we ever seen a treaty/agreement/peace terms ratified this fast? Of course not; it is Brexit baloney. Mrs May must give up elegantly and drift into history. We, in the meanwhile, need someone who inspires confusion and fear in Brussels.

Two possibilities, preferably a combination:

A politician like Barack Obama. On first entering Presidential office, he asked Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton to the White House. They gave him useful advice and they gave him stability. Further high-ranking (therefore experienced) politicians also joined him.

Boris Johnson. But not too off the wall; we need stability. Yet he will inspire us in future, if we are to have one.

If you want Brexit for the people, it should be negotiated first. Only then should Brexit become a logistical exercise.  Mrs May has succeeded in causing mental episodes in every negotiator and aide. to do your best and then too find you have been ignored from the beginning is to cause a misalignment in the brain.

I smell a rat; do you?

It is a cheek and an insult to think that no-one would notice.

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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