PM Johnson is claiming victory for the deal struck with the EU but isn’t all this, including the run up to the deal, just posturing. The whole thing has just been posturing or more clearly just a Pantomime from start to finish. There never was doubt that a deal was going to be done because it had to be done to save face. A no deal would certainly have kicked the Tories into political oblivion by an act of suicide. Now in truth the whole exercise just looks like a vehicle used by Boris Johnson to ouwst Theresa May and obtain leadership and power in a egotistical political quest that smacks of ambition more than to be a political servant to the will of the people.
So in the run up to the deal we witnessed tough talk but it was all just empty posturing done as an act of showmanship. It was a complete act but equally transparent like the script of a Pantomine. The whole thing smacked of being rehearsed and all the characters were transparent. The truth is that Bodge it simply had no choice other than to strike some kind of deal. The EU would also have understood this but went along with the show almost like an audience at a Pantomime, but all the while ensuring that they would be the real winners. So how does the deal compare to what was promised? From what I have read it doesn’t bear much semblance to what was actually promised. It puts Northern Ireland in jeopardy of seeking actual independence from the UK and could mean a reintroduction of the tensions and troubles as the possibility of a unified Ireland takes focus. Goods in the UK are likely to be more expensive as a result of added red tape. Fisheries have been thrown to the lions as the sacrifice for retaining tariff free trading. Not to mention the chaos for businesses and movement that will happen as a result of leaving a mere week (less if you take into account the holidays) to sort out all the additional details and protocol required, and all because Johnson and the government wanted to sort out the deal in the lowest possible profile hoping that it would slip by largely unnoticed. Bodge it was in a tight corner but as usual he is attempting to claim victory where in actual fact there has been none at all. The reality is that the whole thing has been a rather embarrassing fiasco showing up Bodge-it and his Government for what they are:incompetent.
Brexit was not a quest for Sovereignty it became a vehicle for personal political ambition and power
What Brexit has shown us is that, despite the Coronavirus Pandemic, Panto Season can go ahead anyway. In Panto timing is everything and so is the importance of having a predictable plot. So potentially the most important piece of economic news for Britain in decades was, in my opinion, intentionally released to slip by, almost unnoticed, in order to save embarrassment for this government and to stifle proper public scrutiny of the deal. The timing of the deal done on Christmas Eve of all days speaks volumes about how embarrassed about this deal the Tories and Bodge it really are about it. Although it comes as no real shock that the announcement of the deal was designed to slip by the majority of the British Public in such an anonymous manner really comes as no shock at all. To release the most important economic news for Britain when nobody is really paying any attention was shambolic and despicable but also calculated . This was no mere coincidence at all it had been planned to be finalised down to the day and hour when everyone had gone into holiday mode and had no interest in such matters and no time or resource to inspect the detail of the deal. This is what had been planned and calculated for all along in order to spare both the PM and the Tory Government from embarrassment. I seriously think that this was no mere coincidence and had been planned for some time. Up until that point we saw a charade of: posturing, gesturing and empty tough talk designed to hoodwink the public into believing that the PM had integrity on matters of Sovereignty when all the time we knew that Bodge it would be just a push over who would ultimately cave in to the more grown up and sophisticated bargaining power of the EU. The whole thing concluded on Christmas eve in an attempt by Bodge it and this Government to save face and avoid public scrutiny of the deal whilst the public was distracted from the whole fiasco by the holiday spirit and general lack of interest in current affairs.
Well some of us expected no less from the whole debacle and it was generally in keeping with the whole proceedings from start to finish. The Government’s hope is that the whole thing will be old news and forgotten about by the end of the holiday period after which the damage has already been done. Some of us already knew that a deal was inevitable because the alternative was disaster for Britain with a no deal so Bodge it, despite his posturing and any attempts at sham tough talk, really had no other options at his disposal and the EU knew this and exploited the situation. Boris knew that he must save political embarrassment through timing and the Christmas holidays gave him the ideal opportunity to do just that. Most people in Britain did not even know that a deal had been at all and as to the details of the deal they remain pretty vague even 3 days after Christmas. What we are coming to realise is that this deal lacks a commitment to the pledges and promises made pre election and falls far short of even the deal that Theresa May was promoting. The whole thing has just been deceit and illusion all the way to the final scene which in truth was just a disappointing conclusion made by a second rate illusionist.
The electorate were promised a Brexit Deal which now looks like a lie because there clearly was no ‘Oven Ready Deal’ there at all. The electorate were clearly misled about Brexit and hence about the consequences of a no deal scenario.
The Tories now need to be taken to account on misleading the public. A no deal will be hugely consequential to the British economy and to the Tories who have to take the blame for mismanagement of the whole fiasco. The blame can be traced back to the incompetence of Cameron who mooted the whole idea in the first place. There is no one else to blame for the consequences of a no deal except the Tories and Bodge it himself in particular. No deal will cost jobs and lead to misery and a recession. The Tories will not be able to weather the storm that is coming.
Scotland’s best chance of remaining in the EU is to support a party offering a second referendum. This cannot be achieved by voting for the SNP because it will not be in a strong position nationally to assume control of Parliament. The SNP remains a minority party in Westminster and even if it took all the available seats in Scotland it still wouldn’t be enough to control Parliament nor form a UK wide government. It is important for Scottish voters to consider this in the General Election 2019. Scottish hopes of remaining in the EU will be best provided by a UK wide party willing to offer a Second Referendum. Putting faith in the SNP is misguided.
‘Let’s get Brexit done’ the General Election 2019 mantra from the Tories is just an attempt to dumb down the General Election 2019 into a single issue election. The reason they are doing this is primarily to avoid scrutiny of the key areas where the Tories have let down the British people whilst they have been in government and that amounts to every single area of policy. The Tories have failed Britain whilst in government in every single way possible. It was the Tories under Cameron that introduced this whole debacle. Now they are attempting to avoid proper scrutiny of their miserable failings by attempting to bring this General election down to a single issue Election. Don’t let them get away with it. The Tories should be held accountable for their miserable performance whilst in government by stating very clearly that we don’t want them back in power. Let’s get Brexit done should really be interpreted as let’s get Brexit dumb.
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The SNP (Scottish national Party) are powerless to stop Brexit and they will never be in a position to do so. In fact they are partially accountable for the success of the Tories in the General Election of 2017 and they continue to prop the Tories up in power in the UK. The SNP will never be in a position to govern the UK because they are primarily a regional Party. In fact the SNP is actually assisting the Tories by splitting the vote. This suits the Tories more than it suits Labour. As a result they have helped elect a political party that is actually detrimental to Scotland at the moment because they are assisting the Tories and helping them to hold on to power in the UK. As a result Scotland faces the unpopular scenario of leaving the EU with the rest of the UK. A vote for the SNP has resulted in a vote to keep the Tories in power.
Scottish devolution should be put on hold to deal with the more urgent matter of Brexit.
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This is my question for Scotland, do you hate the Tories more than you support the idea of devolution and which problem should you address first? It is all well and good supporting the ideal of devolution but until that opportunity arises which is your main concern, surely it must be who is likely to govern the UK in the interim period because these are the policies that will affect you in the short term. It would appear that a vote for the SNP is a luxury which you may not be able to afford if by doing so you put in place another Tory Government. Many in Scotland would prefer to remain in the EU but can this be achieved with a vote for the SNP? The SNP will not be in a position to govern the UK nor to determine whether or not the the UK remains in the EU. Which is the more immediate threat: a Tory Government that is hell bent on taking the UK out of the EU or the luxury of having the SNP govern Scotland whilst being unable to avert the impending and immediate danger
What is Scotland’s best chance of remaining in the EU?
If Scotland wants to avoid being taken out of the EU then surely it must place it’s hopes of devolution or another referendum on that subject on the back burner and deal instead with the more immediate threat by supporting a Party that can prevent the Uk’s departure from the EU. The SNP will not be able to prevent Scotland from being taken out of the EU before devolution so what is the more immediate danger either not getting another chance to vote on devolution or our impending departure from the EU? Scotland must make up it’s mind what is it’s biggest threat and where it’s priorities lie. It’s all very well voting for a Party promising devolution as it’s long term goal but this may come at a price of not being able to influence the outcome of the more immediate threat.
Is Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP indirectly supporting Tory Rule and aggravating Scotlands hopes of remaining in the EU?
Scottish voters need to ask themselves questions regarding whether or not they believe that by offering their support and loyalty to Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP they are not indirectly supporting continued Tory rule and perhaps even aggravating Scottish hopes of remaining in the EU. As I mentioned the SNP are powerless to alter the course of Brexit on their own and in their relative isolation. Perhaps then the luxury of voting in the SNP in Scotland should be put aside for the time being at least. Brexit is not a regional matter and all parts of the UK must unify if they are to have a chance of opposing it by voting for a cross border National Political Party that is willing to oppose Brexit. Regional matters must be shelved for the time being for the long term good of Scotland and the UK as a whole otherwise the Tories will triumph.
Bodge-it Johnson has already shown that he is no match for Trump. Bodge-it has been easily won over by Trump’s flattery and Bodge-it is so self obsessed and vain that he fell for it, so much so that regarding the British ambassador to America he failed to to defend him and just let Trump have his own way. What this indicates is that the NHS is certainly not safe with Bodge-it in charge because he will always defer to Trump. Bodge cannot be trusted to enter into negotiations with Trump because he is not up to it! Britain is not safe it will be open to exploitation of the big greedy Trump.
This special relationship between the US and the UK that is supposed to exit and that is so oft referred to seems to be nothing other than a one-sided promise that is dependent upon Donald Trump’s terms and tantrums. This special relationship was announced by Theresa May early on in her premiership and was supposed to be the foundation of the Brexit promise of better trading options post Brexit. It was held up as a model for likely trade agreements outside the EU. Recently we have seen 2 incidents which call this ‘Special Relationship’ into question and shows it up for what it really is: a one-sided attempt by the US to interfere in British Politics and an attempt to assuage power over the British Economy.
Trump lies in wait like a vulture for post Brexit Britain
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Bodge-it certainly sees himself as a Churchill like figure and that is basically what he bases his image upon. He sees this as the moment of Britain’s greatest need and he sees himself as the figure likely to step in to lead the Country out of it’s darkest hour towards a brighter future. All this really shows is that Bodge is full of his own importance and vanity and is in fact just a manipulative, self seeking individual from a privileged background. Also what Bodge-it fails to grasp is that Churchill reacted to circumstances brought about by other despotic figures in the world at that time. Bodge on the other hand is only trying to fix the mess of his own making and Cameron’s I should add. There is no real comparison between himself and Churchill. Churchill was a great man and Boris is well just a bit of a prat really. So when I hear statements from Bodge suggesting that he will make Britain the greatest place on Earth well you just have to laugh it is so absurd. This man cannot deliver on any of the outrageous promises he makes. He was only trusted with half a job by Theresa May and he managed to mangle and bodge that one up as well. Being a Mayor with little to do really and being a Prime Minister to lead and inspire are 2 very different roles. Bodge will just make a hash of being Prime Minister and lead the country towards ruin. Bodge has no compassion or understanding for those whose livelihoods will be wrecked as a result of his silly political meanderings. For Bodge-it it’s all just a game without serious consequences. He shows little understanding of the real world because he knows that he personally will not have to face the consequences of his silly public schoolboy pranks. Britain is certainly on the verge of catastrophe but the situation is in fact traceable back to Bodge-it-Johnson anyway and the misinformation of his Leave Campaign and it’s outrageous or liberal use of the truth and the figures during that Campaign.
Tories are desperate to rid themselves of the continuing embarrassment of Brexit so they seem to be placing their faith in the dodgy building firm of Hunt & Bodge it. They seem to want a quick fix to Brexit (a Rush Job) in order to rid themselves of the continued embarrassment of seemingly not being able to successfully get the job done. In order to hide their incompetence they have given the work to Hunt & Bodge it a dodgy local firm with a poor reputation which rumour has it will soon be going into liquidation anyway. But wasting public money by giving contracts to dodgy businesses has never really worried the Tories anyway.
Both Hunt and Bodge it claim that they can get the job done on time by the deadline but neither can guarantee the quality of their workmanship or that people will not suffer as a result of their labour’s. Health and Safety are not really matters of concern for Hunt & Bodge it!