Why Won't You Walk Away, Mrs May?
I do wish someone would explain to me why Remainers continue to throw their hands up in the air in despair at the mere mention of the UK walking away from these ridiculous, farcical negotiations. It doesn’t matter how much and how many times Mrs Maybe has genuflected to Emperor Barnier with compromise after compromise, he sits there each and every time, pooh, poohing each UK proposal as unworkable. Everyone in Brussels and the UK must realise by now that Barnier has no interest in “negotiating” unless and until it is on the EU’s terms in every aspect.
I would also like someone to explain to me why, when once again Barnier gives court to Mrs Maybe and her plans for yet further concessions, he will be sitting there smugly on his throne in the kingdom of Brussels, already well versed in his script to simply say NO to Mrs Maybe.
What is everyone so afraid of? Why does the mere mention of walking away from these fake negotiations and operating under WTO rules, result in Remainers holding their hands in their heads and shouting that we are doomed! that we are heading over a cliff edge!. Well, I’m sorry, but that to me is a load of codswallap! As far as I am aware, (I am the first to admit I knew nothing regarding WTO before this), when there is a dispute regarding trade between two countries, they can walk away from negotiations and operate under WTO rules with no tariffs until either one of two things happen - either cooperation between the two countries is resolved or we can continue trading under WTO rules for 20 years!!.whichever happens first. So where on earth is this cliff edge that I keep hearing about from Remainers???
My understanding is that the EU has free trading agreements with 36 countries outside the EU, so it’s not as if that which we are trying to negotiate is some pie-in-the-sky, impossible request, it appears it is more about Emperor Barnier and his cohorts simply saying NO to absolutely anything that curries favour with the UK. Even poor little Ireland is being used as a pawn in his vendetta against us for daring to vote to leave. Why, after two long years with us playing fair by offering everything and getting nothing in return, hasn’t Mrs Maybe had the guts to scrape her chair back, tell Barnier enough is enough (or in Shropshire lingo - To Get Stuffed), tell him that unless he agrees to OUR terms, he doesn't get a penny, and walk out of the door. Watch the EU then with the empire already starting to crumble.
She is so weak-willed.
We are now two years on, and getting nowhere. I have tried very hard to give my full backing to Mrs Maybe, I truly have, she took on a tough and thankless task after cowardly Cameron cut and ran, but I despair of her and her so-called commitments of “leave means leave” and “no deal is better than a bad deal”. And “nothing is agreed until it is agreed”. It’s come to the stage where I can only see her, as a closet Remainer, returning every time doing the David Cameron shuffle with her now well-known phrase of “negotiations are going well” Crap! All she has achieved in this Leavers book is continuous kowtowing to that idiot Barnier, listening to his BS whilst all he has to remember when he meets her is to remember his impossible to forget lines - the word NO.
What next? More concessions, betrayal of our Red Lines?
Even now, today, when I see Gove publicly stating that he is bringing out a white paper on reclaiming our Fishing waters after March next year when we officially leave.
All I can think is ….Why tell us now? What is she planning to give the Emperor in return for us being allowed to say who and how many will be allowed to fish in our own waters that have been plundered for the past 40 years.
I just don’t trust her anymore to not betray the majority who voted to leave and keep her word with the sacrosanct red lines that Leave voters voted for. We can only wait and see after Friday when we learn what she has up her sleeve. I will be the first to apologise if she has not betrayed us in one form or another, but I don’t hold out much hope.