Brexit Negotiations Begin

democracy, democratic rights, European Commission; trade agreements; environmental impact; employment rights; democracy, General Election

So we’ve had the General Election, Labour didn’t win a majority but it won a convincing enough gain to keep the Tories nervously looking over their shoulders, and so they should. Having gone to the country asking for an endorsement of her vision of Brexit the country decided it wasn’t interested in Theresa May’s vision of what Britain would look like under a Tory-led exit from Europe that would, in a short space of time, strip every piece of legislation, every hard won right that ordinary people depend on in their daily lives and reduce this country to a third world hell hole run by amateurs, crooks, thieves and gangsters who just happen to be sitting in the House of Commons.

The amateurs have already started negotiating in Brussels for the divorce papers and, despite bragging that the UK had the upper hand and would “show this lot in Brussels that they couldn’t mess with us”, capitulated at the first bit of negotiation. Theresa May went to Brussels yesterday to discuss the rights of EU citizens as well as UK citizens in Europe and offered a mealy mouthed arrangement that could so easily be reneged upon by the UK, and in fact would be.

To be perfectly frank I just wish Theresa May would just go and take the rest of the Tories with her. She and her band of carpet baggers are embarrassing the UK with their duplicitous attempt at extricating us from the EU. They give us platitudes and sound bites and expect us to be satisfied with this. I’m glad those in Brussels are demanding more meat on the bones, so to speak, because I really don’t think the Tories have the capability to negotiate properly. They don’t possess the intelligence to do this, they don’t possess the finesse to be able to put serious proposals before far more experienced negotiators and you can see exactly what the Tories are up to.

These are public school educated children who have been told from a young age that the world owes them and all they have to do is make demands, stamp their feet and people will happily give them whatever they want. Welcome to the real world of the 21st Century, it doesn’t work like that. It shows them up for what they really are, amateurs, real amateurs. Rich people who buy their way into politics (more and more like the USA these days) play god with peoples lives and have no skill sets, have never done anything other than politics and no idea how the world really works.

Theresa May has already shown she is happy to do deals with the most corrupt regimes in the world for money, she is also prepared to do deals with bigots such as the DUP. However, in the latter case they may just find a set of soul mates as the Tories are also small minded bigots, which is how we’ve got into the mess we’re in today. I think its a good juncture to pause and reflect on where we are today and where we want to be in the future. David Cameron promised an In/out referendum because he was scared that UKIP would divide voter support and the Labour party would get in. He also did it to mask the divisions that have been in the Tory party for decades. Cameron lost, couldn’t face up to the fact that he’d have to sort the mess out, so capitulated. Enter Theresa May who is a lightweight and a small minded bigot of outstanding proportions who wriggles and squirms her way around, couldn’t commit to any detail and then as soon as she comes up with a detail it slips away never to be seen again. She accuses Nicola Sturgeon of wanting an independent Scotland only to give it over to the EU to rule, but May wants to do the same with the UK, get us out of the EU and give us over to the USA. As a matter of observation, looking at the utter mess the USA is in I would rather remain in the EU. The EU isn’t perfect and certainly the drive for “more Europe” is insane and should be curtailed as it really is in danger of collapsing in on itself under the weight of regulation and “togetherness”.  I’m happy for there to be another General Election, in fact let’s have one every month until we get a Labour government in. At least that way we will have grown ups who can negotiate properly and will put the welfare of ordinary people before the welfare of the rich.

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