You may have voted for BREXIT but you ‘cannot’ have it – well BECAUSE?

 

  • The IRA said NO
  • The Civil Service said NO
  • The Irish Republic said NO
  • Big Business said NO
  • Speaker Bercow said NO
  • The SNP said NO
  • The LibDems said NO
  • The Remainer Tory Rebels said NO
  • The LABOUR party said YES / PERHAPS / GENERAL-ELECTION / MAYBE / NO / NO TO NO-DEAL THEN GENERAL-ELECTION / NO TO NO-DEAL THEN NO TO GENERAL-ELECTION / WE WILL NEGOTIATE A NEW DEAL AND VOTE AGAINST IT SO NO
  • TIGfC said NO
  • Plaid Cymru said NO
  • Green Party said NO
  • The BBC said NO
  • The National Press said NO
  • Michael Barnier the EU negotiator said NO
  • Jean Claude Juncker President of the European Commission said NO
  • Donald Tusk President of the European Council said NO
  • Olly Robbins the UK’s Chief BREXIT negotiator said NO

WHY IS THAT THEN? – Well, the views of this lot above are to be truly ‘trusted’ aren’t they, eh?

    1. Like the IRA, rebadged Sinn Féin, for 30 years home to Catholic indiscriminate bombers and killers in the name of religion and in their quest for destruction of Protestantism in Ireland, and the absorption of Northern Ireland into the South. They were so deeply infiltrated by Britain’s security forces that they were on the verge of defeat in their war on Britain, but were rescued by warlord Tony Blair with the Good Friday agreement of twenty years ago that awarded them safe passage to three quarters of their destination, no retribution for their atrocities, a role in NI for Southern Ireland, a major Executive role for it in the NI Administration and with slots for its unrepentant terrorists to govern and run the police. In return the IRA/Sinn Féin merely ‘promised’ to completely halt the offensive, ridding themselves of ALL explosive material and weaponry but unverified, and support governance of their country. How did that work out then, eh? Not too good perhaps? Dissidents carried-on uncountable terrorist attacks, MPs were elected to Westminster who took the pay but didn’t turn-up or participate, Sinn Féin dropped out of the Stormont Legislative Assembly intermittently, once for 4½ years and has currently has had it suspended now for nearly 3 years

      [Atrocities in the past decade alone include: a Londonderry bomb, attacks on police with petrol bombs in Strabane, an attempted killing of police with an exploded bomb in County Fermanagh, attempted murder a viable device of police officers in County Armagh, a bomb under a police car in Belfast, a mortar tube and command wire found in County Down. journalist shot dead in Londonderry, five explosive packages found at locations across Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland, bomb in a van explosion in Londonderry, two AK-47s, two sawn-off shot guns, a high-powered rifle with a silencer and three pipe bombs recovered from a house in Belfast, a significant amount of dangerous weapons seized during a search operation in counties Armagh and Tyrone, petrol bombs thrown at police vehicles in Londonderry, a man shot dead in Belfast, a female journalist shot dead in xxx, AND MANY MORE DOZENS OF OTHERS THAT COULD BE LISTED]

    2. The Civil Service don’t agree with politicians being in charge of government as being elected they have to be responsible to voters, which is inconvenient to running things the Civil Service way. Also, they admire the fact that the EU administrators are unburdened by elected politicians so can stop them implementing laws they don’t like. Furthermore, being in the EU allows them to thwart proposed departmental plans with the excuse “it’s against EU law/regulations Minister so it can’t be done”
    3. The Irish Republic provided safe haven for terrorists during The Troubles, and has willingly allowed itself to be a pawn in the EU’s destructive treatment of the UK during BREXIT negotiations
    4. Big business and its advocate the CBI raking it in by being in the EU, has been a major pusher of Project Fear for 3½ years
    5. John Bercow driven by vanity is deemed to be one of the worst House of Commons Speakers in history, is vindictive, hypercritical, biased, totally against BREXIT, and he has trashed precedent to encouraged the Commons to become the swamp home for wild dogs – even timing his impending resignation to ensure the next parliament is tainted with the poisoned blood of this one to deny the right of new MPs to elect a their chosen Speaker
    6. We have the mad Scots in the form of the SNP who don’t realise that Scotland is financially dependent, who forget their predecessors were slaughtered at Culloden, that they lost their independence referendum, that the EU referendum result was a Union outcome applying to the whole UK, that they have MPs at Westminster because the British parliament controls all major issues like BREXIT, and that they need to sort-out their poxy incompetent assembly led by the ridiculous Nicola Sturgeon at Holyrood Edinburgh
    7. Then we have the dishonest, ‘never-to-be-trusted’ LibDems of broken pledges infamy, who have dragged politics into the gutter not least with their ‘BOLLOCKS TO BREXIT’ slogan and their repetitive denial of democracy
    8. What can be said about the Remainer Tory Rebels who won’t accept that they lost the Referendum but who nevertheless signed-up to their party’s platform and manifesto and then ditched that to defeat their own Government’s commitments, possibly get it replaced by a Corbyn one, and quite likely cause the complete demise of Conservatism in Britain, eh?
    9. Many may wonder what game the Labour party is up to these days, but the explanation is quite simple – it has been well and truly infiltrated by Marxists so is following their principles of creating a climate for revolution by causing mayhem, uncertainty, dissatisfaction, and utter distrust in current governance
    10. Then we see a group of unprincipled cuckoo MPs, 8 Labour and 3 Conservatives, who early this year abandoned their parties to form a new ‘independent group’ because they said all current political parties were crass and out of touch. Their total failure in the EU elections meant 6 of the incumbents dropped-out with 2 of them joining the LibDems which they had previously decried. They then joined the Commons sewer-rats to try to block BREXIT and to destroy the government, but not one of them has had the guts to re-stand in a by-election to get the endorsement of their constituent voters, have they? [the group is on its 3rd name of TIGfC in under eight months!]
    11. Consider Plaid Cymru of Wales with 4 MPs, which like the SNP wants independence but contradictorily requires to stay in the EU and still be controlled by Brussels, eh?
    12. The Green Party couldn’t even stick together as a UK operation but has 1 MP who wants to stop BREXIT with a all female Cabinet coup – that’s green feminism for you?
    13. The BBC hasn’t even bothered to hide its anti-BREXIT role but it presents a false ‘façade’ of equality, while paying men more than women, and opinion ‘fairness’, whence for its political output, it includes MP representatives of Government policy [Leave], Tory rebels [Remain], Labour [Remain], SNP [Remain], LibDems [Remain], PC [Remain], Green [Remain], Independent Grp [Remain]. Hence its panels and its programmes are ‘by coincidence’ of course, dominated by anti-BREXITiers and for some inexplicable reason a TV and Radio daily platform is provided to ‘non-entity’ but strident wreckers who are never off our screens like Kenneth Clarke, Dominic Grieve, Anna Soubry Oliver Letwin, Chuka Umunna, Rory Stewart, Sam Gyimah, Philip Hammond,etcetera, and of course the BBC presenters et al are all well briefed and rehearsed in their ‘rubbish-BREXIT’ script because they know that their mega salary and pay increase depends on their successful performances
    14. A large influential section of the National Press is anti-BREXIT and has continued to promote a Remain message in its news and opinion articles, despite the vote of the 2016 Referendum, so it has undermined it and encouraged their readers and diehard Remainers to not to accept the BREXIT result and this has stopped the population’s deep division on the issue healing
    15. Michael Barnier the EU negotiator has trounced the UK’s negotiators at every turn primarily because Theresa May conceded in every negotiation topic because she stupidly believed that Barnier would proceed to grant a trade deal, which he never had any intention of ever doing since the EU plan was to visible ‘punish’ the UK to put the fear into the other countries that are minded to leave
    16. Jean Claude Juncker President of the European Commission is answerable to nobody so doesn’t care about the damage that will result to EU countries when Britain leaves particularly if that is with a clean break
    17. Donald Tusk President of the European Council is like Juncker one with no accountability and is determined to try to force the UK to withdraw Article 50 notice and so rescind its decision to leave the bloc
    18. Not only was Olly Robbins an experienced senior Civil Servant so tainted with the anti-BREXIT brush, but at Oxford Uni he was president of a group promoting a ‘federal European Union’, so it is a bit surprising that past-Remainer Theresa May chose him from all others to be her personal representative leading negotiations for ‘Exiting the European Union’ from 2017 to 2019. It is less surprising then that he gave the federal EU exactly what they asked for and provided May with a Withdrawal deal that screwed Britain and despite intense pressure parliament repeatedly rejected, is it? Nevertheless, she gave him a kinghood for getting her the sack, eh?

 

[The winners of the BREXIT battle won’t just be decided by those listed but ALL of us hope it will be over soon and we can get a respected and responsible parliament with trustworthy MPs – fat chance?]

 

 

 

 

Disingenuous ‘Remainer’ MPs vote to AGAIN delay BREXIT – ignoring the UK public’s decision to ‘Leave the EU’ a full 3 Years 2½ Months ago?

 

The Country voted in the June 2016 Referendum to Leave the EU

ALL the Westminster political parties had campaigned for Remain – but they LOST! The ‘People’s vote’ was that the UK would Leave

The majority of MPs in the Commons had been in favour of Remain so it was rightly tagged as a ‘Remainer Parliament’. Subsequently, a General Election was held in June 2017 when the Conservatives stood on a manifesto of delivering BREXIT and were retained as the Government, while the Labour Opposition’s manifesto claimed that they would respect the decision of the Referendum.

But a large gaggle of Tory MPs and the bulk of Labour MPs were diehard Remainer lying gits who conned their constituents, as they were in fact committed Remainers so we still have a ‘Remainer Parliament’, don’t we?

Yes and consequently, it has pulled every trick in the book to delay BREXIT with an end goal of overturning the result of the Referendum and cancelling BREXIT altogether – as indeed was identified in a post here some 3 years ago!

The latest subterfuge by these wreckers is to jump on the passing bandwagon of taking a Clean Break (so-called ’No Deal’) BREXIT off the table in the UK’s negotiations with the EU, and get another pointless extension from Brussels. The base objective of this is to ensure that Brussels DOESN’T give Britain an acceptable deal at all, so that it will tie the UK to EU control FOREVERMORE – without any vote or say

To that end they have betrayed democracy and hijacked our Parliament, with advice and agreement from the EU’s legal department, to first pave the way for legislation to block a no-deal Brexit and then pass the bill, expected to come into Law tomorrow, which sets-out to delay BREXIT until 31 January 2020 or later, by forcing the prime minister to ask the European Union for a delay to Brexit to prevent the UK’s departure, if by 19 October this year MPs have not approved a new deal or voted in favour of a no-deal exit.

By their very actions the MPs responsible know full well that there is absolutely NO chance of either of those conditions being met, so the PM will be required by law to ask for an extension, which doubtless the EU will eagerly grant to increase the chances that the UK will decide to actually stay

Who are the perpetrators of this outrage you might wonder? Well, the orchestrators without doubt are a group of bloody-minded, elite Tory scoundrels from the Commons swamp, who have brought shame on their party and have humiliated Great Britain on the world stage, simply because they would not accept that the voters had a legitimate democratic right to decide who runs Britain – they innately believe that they are better educated and more knowledgeable than the ignorant masses who should never ever have been given the vote in the first place, you see?

The leader of this pack of some forty feral dogs is staunch Remainer Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer (2016–2019) – a top schemer certainly, but one of the most formidably boring speakers in British politics. In the 2016 EU referendum he was the leading-light campaigner for the Remain side and even carried the nickname “europhil”. He was so convinced the UK should have voted to remain that unlike the Conservative party itself, he didn’t unhesitatingly accept the result but immediately said he would fight it – and he has. That has included refusing adequate funds for BREXIT arrangements and also under Theresa May being collectively responsible for throwing away the UK’s strongest playing card – walking away, and he has just repeated that stupidity immediately Boris Johnson took up task of getting BREXIT done

Then there is another ex-Chancellor, ’old enough to know better’ Kenneth Clarke, avid cigarette supporter, one of the world’s leading tobacco lobbyists, mouthpiece and indeed employee of the cancerous tobacco industry. At the outset he said he would block BREXIT, and has used his status and considerable Party influence to try to do so since summer 2016.

Or, the real brain within the Tory rebels, Dominic Grieve, unceremoniously sacked as attorney general in 2014 for he believed of his unfettered support for the European Court of Human Rights, so one with a chip on his shoulder and the person able to provide the essential legal drive to their BREXIT wrecking plan. Mother is French, father worked for de Gaulle, he was educated at a London French school, seems to have more allegiance to France than Britain, is president of the Franco-British Society, a holder of the Légion d’honneur, the highest French order of merit for militart and civil merits, has a house and lives partly in Brittany France and owns building land there, he regularly broadcasts on French radio and television, is apparently in receipt of large EU grants, and he has hosted the French Europe minister and other senior French politicians to plot against the UK to get BREXIT cancelled – despite getting re-elected two years ago on a commitment of ‘the decision of the electorate in the Referendum must be respected and that I should support a reasoned process to give effect to it’.

Also we should identify BREXIT basher and proponent of Parliament’s “indicative votes” fiasco, Oliver Letwin who has been one of the leading figures in the rebel group and has had well lapsed key roles in government and is a failed policy maker, but is now just another shit-stirrer

Let’s not leave out the traitorous oldie Nicholas Soames, a heavily built political lightweight who’s only ‘claim to fame’ is that his grandfather was Winston Churchill, while his most ‘dishonorable deed’ was to disgustingly lie through his teeth about Prince Charles’ adultery and publicly criticising Diana, Princess of Wales for her accusation, and saying that it was because she was mentally ill and in the advanced stages of paranoia – he only appologised after Prince Charles owned-up. [He denied though threatening Diana and warning her, “accidents happen” in the months before she died in a car crash in Paris, eh?]

Those Europhile fanatics above are amongst 21 Tory rebels who have had the whip withdrawn by Boris Johnson for their voting decision to initially sideline the Government and then to bring it down.  [They are barred from running as Conservative candidates in future general elections]

They were warned of the consequences of such action and those which would be absolutely normal under a strong competent administration, but they still went ahead and some like Hammond are now squealing like stuck pigs about it, as are their fellow travelers like Jo Johnson and Amber Rudd both who disgracefully have jumped ship despite committing to the hard-line Government policy just weeks ago– at least all won’t now be in the next parliament to carry on with their shenanigans, eh?

Well, on the Bill to enact the deed, the Tory mutineers were joined by others using the smokescreen of blocking a no-deal Brexit to hide the undeniable truth that their objective is to overturn the Referendum result itself.

So we had 237 Labour MPs doing so when the Party has now rebadged itself as a Remain party that will ‘in government’ renegotiate a deal with the EU and will present that in a second Referendum when it will then vote AGAINST the deal it actually negotiated and campaign for Remain. Crass or what?

Also pretending to be against just no deal were 35 SNP MPs, but really these are those who want an entirely two different things – to cancel BREXIT and to leave the Union by having a rerun of the ‘once in a lifetime’ 2014 Scottish independence referendum – and Labour will allow both

The Conservatives who lost the whip voted as Independents who then totaled 29 MPs but are ones who in fact want to stay in the EU

Then there were the 15 LibDems ‘Bollocks to Brexit’ MPs, who didn’t accept the result of the Referendum, want a 2nd Referendum but the leader says it won’t accept the result of that if it’s Leave

Plus of course TIGfC 5 MPs, Plaid 4 MPs, Con 1 MP, Green 1 MP all of course who want BREXIT terminated [Originally named ‘The Independent Group’ with 11 MPs, it then became ‘Change UK’ and it is now TIGfC ‘The Independent Group for Change’ but with only 5 MPs retained. The new Tory MP rebel is Caroline Spelman]

So there you have it, 327 pathetic MPs, disgracefully determined to disrespect the vote, ensure parliament does NOT ever deliver BREXIT and thereby they ignore the fact that the people voted in the referendum to leave the EU, eh?

The hapless situation of BREXIT in the House of Commons cannot be resolved by retaining the current helpless status quo of Remainers and Leavers there, and that cannot be cleared-up at the EU unless a new deal is offered by it. If that doesn’t happen, then the only two ways forward are either leaving with Clean Break BREXIT, OR clearing the deadlock by a new parliament selected through a General Election when the public will decide which parties and which MPs they send back to Westminster, don’t you think?

[Last week PM Boris Johnson suffered severe losses in Westminster votes, but he has been adamant he will not seek an extension to stay in the EU after the current ‘Exit Day’ of Halloween, and apparently he is not willing to resign. How he can square the circle on that and get around the new Remainers’ law is debatable, but perhaps he has a Houdini escape trick worked out, eh?]

 

 

The BBC is totally unaccountable – scrap the Licence Fee?

An iconic British image – BBC Test Card F as used on television in the United Kingdom and in countries elsewhere in the world for more than four decades

The BBC is an organisation that like the EU is totally unaccountable to those that fund it, as there is no real mechanism for consumers to hold the BBC to account, and it similarly squanders its massive unearned-income budget with irresponsible and thoughtless expenditure with a spendthrift attitude that permeates throughout the organisation. Funding is wasted like water from a tap with an endless ‘meter-less’ supply with a zero analysis or concern for ‘cost benefit’. Large volumes of cash have been wasted by its bureaucrats who suffer no consequences for the reckless spending.

That is not to say that the BBC has too big an income in an age when delivery of quality TV programmes indeed involves big bucks – it does though have the second largest budget of any UK-based broadcaster. However, there is now much deep public dissatisfaction with both its current funding arrangement through tax, and moreover with its current lacklustre performance and poor value output – the days when it was a beacon of excellence for other broadcasters around the world, plus provider of bespoke quality, and when it generated truly iconic programmes are long gone – that has all been replaced by a 24/7 menu of predominately meaningless dross, don’t you think?

[The BBC had an operating expenditure of £4.722 billion in 2013/14 compared with £6.471 billion for British Sky Broadcasting in 2013/14 and just £1.843 billion for ITV in the calendar year 2013]

The availability of talent to the BBC has been decimated by other alternative employers so it is now unfeasible for the Corporation to continuously transmit decent programmes 24hrs a day. Return of the Test Card, previously shown while no programmes are being broadcast would be a welcome relief, to those of us that grew to enjoy the BBC transmissions of past decades, don’t you think?

The licence fee has been an increasing bone of contention as many viewers these days don’t bother with terrestrial TV at all, or have other alternative ‘paid-for’ service providers, or even they stream television to computers, tablets, or mobiles for free – so they don’t really see why they should have to pay ‘a tax’ to contribute to BBC channels and services they don’t necessarily use nor like. Moreover, apart from the fee paid not being related whatsoever to how much of BBC services are used by a property, it is clearly discriminatory against the poor, the old, and those isolated and reliant on television for company, because the cost is not related to household income, is it?

The utter unfairness and madness of it all though, is amply demonstrated by the fact that the BBC provides a substantial national and local Radio service, and certainly some of it is excellent with many very satisfied listeners, but the listeners don’t have to pay a penny for those expensive services at all, because these days radio users don’t require ANY licence whatsoever – television owners have to stump-up the major cost which is some fifteen percent of the total BBC budget of £5 billion

The BBC have just announced that it is to lavish another £100 million on advertising to try to attract younger listeners to its radio channels, and into the bargain the BBC is promoting an App for a radio FREE audio-book service [while Amazon provide an audiobook facility at £8 a month!] – ALL such radio, irrespective of unaffordable cost, is paid for from the TV licence fee of course!

Most galling of all and inexplicably to boot, radio presenters seem to be amongst the BBC’s highest paid elite when there can only be scant competition elsewhere for their skills and services, surely?

[Presenters solely on radio earning £1.7 million, £410 thousand, £560 thousand, £420 thousand, £410 thousand, £410 thousand, £359 thousand, £340 thousand, £340 thousand, £310 thousand, and others who have also been pulling in £300 thousand or so. HOW CAN THAT BE JUSTIFIED?

(The UKs Prime Minister’s salary is just some £150 thousand, and the average salary of UK FULL TIME workers is only £35thousand)]

That of course is the just tip of the iceberg as most BBC spending is just day-to-day ‘current’ spending, reflecting astronomical staff and procurement costs, with virtually NO investment nor capital spending.

Part of the reason is that the BBC pays both TV and Radio presenters staggeringly scandalous amounts – and those are only the ones we know about as it won’t disclose information about TWO THIRDS of its BIGGEST earners who scandalously are paid “off the books” so to speak, through personal service companies, or payments made through BBC Studios [£74million in payments dished out over 4 years, where payment via a company allows the BBC to ‘avoid’ national insurance while the performer ‘avoids’ income tax at source of up to 45% and instead pays corporate tax of just 19%]

[£1.75 million paid to a football presenter supported by analysts themselves on £420 thousand (covering matches already played!), £610 thousand to a radio presenter and TV chat show host, £530 thousand to a TV newsreader and elections presenter, £450 thousand to a radio and TV presenter, £410 thousand to a radio presenter with some TV work, £410 thousand to a TV presenter, £380 thousand to a radio presenter and TV host, and many others on TV and Radio who have also been pulling in £300 thousand or so

The BBC Director General not only ALREADY draws BBC pension but ALSO gets a BBC salary AS WELL – so is on £530 thousand].

Moreover, increasing numbers of people are dissatisfied with the BBC’s somewhat staid and slanted service output, which is targeted at quite a restricted audience, and some would say that for a supposedly ‘neutral’ public service broadcaster [an utter pretence of impartiality of course], that at times it lacks objectivity and it stands accused of bias in its approach to controversial topics [and that would specifically include BREXIT where it unfairly has clearly been supportive of the establishment’s and Cameron government’s original Remain line – it continues to paddle an anti-BREXIT canoe].

Also, these days one can find much better programmes elsewhere, and often its output lacks quality of thought and professionalism [exampled by the insensitive format, the extraordinary debate bias, and the series of appalling blunders the BBC exhibited in its chaotic ‘gate-crash’ Tory leadership broadcast in mid-July (scheduled after 90% members had already voted as it was just 6 days before voting closed) is a glaring case in point], while in general its output descends to the lowest common denominator in its apparent quest to match the garbage of the worst commercial channels.

Inexplicably the BBC seems to believe that its viewers (predominately intelligent, discerning people], want a never-ending programme regime of cookery & food, house hunting & relocation, bric-à-brac & antique sales, outdated & irrelevant chat shows, incomprehensible & meaningless game shows, medical dramas & old soaps seemingly used solely to promote relationship & diversity issues, repeats & re-runs of past quality items galore, low-interest sports events & with just post-time reviews of major sport goings-on, etc, eh? It is difficult to think of any current BBC programme that would be described as ‘unmissable’ or memorable – has all the good talent gone to Netflix, eh? [One of the few remaining BBC successes is its natural history series]

The bottom line is that it is now time to scrap the criminal law enforced Licence Fee funding for the BBC, as there is no longer any justification for an unscrutinised universal public service broadcaster in the UK, proving diverse free services funded by a TV tax.

The BBC claims that the licence fee is the ‘cheapest’ way of providing ‘existing’ BBC services – and that may be ‘right’ but it is certainly NOT the fairest’ way and certainly doesn’t mean that the Corporation shouldn’t ‘cutback’ on the services it provides, eh?

The BBC needs to move to directly fund its output from those viewers who are prepared to pay for it – if it is delivering the ‘quality output’ and ‘great programmes’ that it regularly (falsely?) claims then it will thrive, when then operating on a level playing field with the likes of Netflix and Sky – it will be able within its means to spend its income on expensive over-rated staff, be as biased as it likes, all with no questions asked by the tax-payer, eh?

The BBC can and must progressively move to a subscription service for Radio1, Radio2, Radio3, Radio4, Radio Five live, Radio London, audio-books, TV, HD services, BBC Red button services, TV streaming, news, current affairs and documentary programmes, soaps, drama, iPlayer, children services, etc.

The licence fee should be progressively phased out over a few years to give the BBC time to reorganise its funding arrangements on a normal commercial and business basis to compete with other providers – then we will see if it can really pull-in the many millions of pounds needed to support its loaded staff and presenters. If the government NEEDS a future and limited [TV and radio single channels] state public service broadcaster to peddle its messages or to meet perceived social needs, then it needs to fund it from general taxation.

 

[When the BBC has to control its own income opportunities Britain might see a resurrection of the long-lost creativity and control of costs that is badly needed from the organisation]

The three little pigs ‘PMs’ when the Big Bad Wolf ‘EU’ blows down two of their houses – but NOT the third?

 

In the updated fable of Three Little Pigs, three Tory UK Prime Ministers pigs build three houses of different policy materials.

The 1st Little Pig ‘PM’ was Remainer David Cameron, a smart-arsed lazy little pig, who made his house only of straw, so the Big Bad Wolf ‘EU’ huffed and puffed and blew his house down, whence he was dead to politics

The 2nd Little Pig ‘PM’ was Remainer Theresa May. a deceitful self-centred little pig, who made her house of weak sticks, so the Big Bad Wolf ‘EU’ huffed and puffed and blew her house down, whence she was dead to politics but held on for another 6 torturous months

The 3rd Little Pig ‘PM’ was Head Leaver Boris Johnson, a popular charismatic little pig, who made his house of stronger than concrete bricks, so the Big Bad Wolf ‘EU’ is huffing and puffing in an attempt to destroy the third pig’s house. The Big Bad Wolf ‘EU’ is being helped by saboteur neighbours who are trying to knock-down his house’s internal supporting walls, and if they succeed then his house will be also blown down, whence he will be dead to politics, British democracy will be in the gutter, the United Kingdom Union will disintegrate, and the Conservative and Unionist party will be consigned to history

[If the UK is still in the EU on 1st November 2019, then the Brexit party’s star will be top of the tree at the next General Election]

 

 

 

 

 

BREXIT on 31st October 2019 ‘DEAL’ or ‘NO DEAL’ – just a Boris Johnson negotiating ploy?

 

Boris Johnson won the Conservative leadership election last month and took office as British Prime Minister on 24 July 2019 on a hustings platform of taking the UK out of the EU on October 31 this year, come hell or high water.

However, there is a massive campaign afoot to completely rubbish that commitment and say it is just a bargaining tool with no legs – no doubt because the powers-that-be controlling our media [like the BBC, HuffPost, Guardian, Observer, Independent, Mirror, Financial Times, Mail on Sunday, Times] are innately biasedly anti-BREXIT so are mega-anti-‘No Deal’ BREXIT.

Now, that wouldn’t really matter so much, except that the problem with those theories that it is all an elaborate wind-up and Johnson is bluffing over a no-deal Brexit, dramatically undermine the UK Government’s ability to get the EU to renegotiate our departure by this year’s Halloween. The media, the anti-Brexit activists, and the plotting Tory MP village idiots, who are falsely talking-up the ability of the current parliament to block no deal, or bring down the government to force a General Election vote, or being able to create a Government of national unity, all before the end of October to stop Britain exiting the EU without a deal, are in reality ensuring the shit hits the fan and No Deal is not just a possibility but becomes a reality

Boris Johnson has been in power just 18 days, but since the very first moment of his premiership he has altered the whole BREXIT ball game, hasn’t he? Just look above at the powerful hardline Cabinet of ‘October-committed’ Leavers that he has appointed, whence the May’s diehard Remainers blockers have bitten the dust.

He has also set-up a so-called war cabinet of six cabinet ministers with the declared mission of delivering Brexit within the 100 days before exit date [which is now just 82 days away]

He has also tabled his intensions, backed with funding, to deal with the Country’s out of control crime situation [caused by his predecessors it has to be said] with restoration of police and prison officer numbers, building many more prisons and banging-up felons behind bars in accordance with the law and judges’ sentencing – all essential and well overdue criminal toughness measures and a breath of fresh air, don’t you think?

While parliament is now in recess, the bulk of MPs are naturally intent on taking advantage of the holiday season, but conversely the level of Cabinet activity is unprecedented, enormous funding has been now released by the Treasury for BREXIT, major consultations inside and outside of government on BREXIT are underway, all ministers’ political advisers (SpAds) have had holidays banned until November, and the civil service have been priority refocused on exit day preparations  – all sounds like serious stuff then, but some say only just window dressing, eh?

Whereas there are some reports that because of Johnson’s pronouncements and the ramping up of the UK’s no-deal planning attempts to intimidate the other EU27 countries, that important EU leaders are on edge, it is equally said that others in Brussels claim that his no-deal Brexit threat strategy is merely an obvious tactic to spook them, which will cut no ice either in Europe or in Britain, and that the threat of a no-deal Brexit would not break EU unity– who knows which view will prevail, eh?

Certainly, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is reiterating his view that a no-deal Brexit would hurt Britain more than the rest of Europe – but nevertheless alarmed Irish businesses are furiously demanding that the EU go back to the negotiating table, as the blind pursuit of EU unity is fatally endangering their country’s economy.

Realists amongst us know full well that it takes time for political effort and money to work itself through the system to deliver the intended results, so you don’t have to be a haulier expert to appreciate that the BREXIT plan to suddenly recruit say many hundreds of extra port customs staff to prevent lorry hold-ups at Dover in November is unrealistic, but it will indeed shorten and reduce the ongoing impact of a no deal departure from the EU, if that is the outcome. While Johnson has declared that the UK was much ready on March 29, will be ready by October 31, and it was vital that our EU partners saw that, we don’t have to rely on that optimism absolutely – Britain will muddle through with flying colours as usual.

[The UK were barred from making such adequate preparations, which should have been enacted a long while ago by our anti-BREXIT, arch-Europhile, ‘Philip Hammond’, who as Chancellor knowingly refused the funds in order to thwart us leaving the EU (over a year ago, Calais port authorities make preparations in case there was no Brexit deal, which included hiring hundreds of additional customs officers and extra border control facilities, so to avoid potential logistical chaos over there)].

Those of us who want a no deal exit with a clean break from the EU, do so because we know that any short-term pain is better than being tied-up long-term in the EU and under Brussels’ control without even any say.

In truth, betting wise it’s even stevens about the UK leaving the EU this year, but the prospects of doing so are at least now realistic, whereas a month ago they certainty were not.

 

[The political crisis and public diversive turmoil that has paralysed Britain for 3 years now has been directly caused by a losing side’s unprecedented refusal to accept defeat in a democratic national voting decision. The effect has been just like ‘a rotten apple spoils the barrel’, when we now see the SNP both rejecting the result of their ‘once in a lifetime’ independent referendum of 5 years ago as well as the United Kingdom Union’s decision on the 2016 EU referendum, and with the LibDems’, the Labour party, the Green party, Plaid Cymru all fighting dirty against BREXIT]

 

The UK’s threat to the EU of a ‘No Deal’ BREXIT – has it suddenly become ‘real’?

The official campaign in favour of leaving the European Union in the 2016 Referendum

 

It is a well know fact that Theresa May, while pretending to the British public that her view was that “No Deal is better than a Bad Deal”, at no stage ever attempted to threaten the EU with a no-deal BREXIT exit during withdrawal negotiations. That’s why they would only offer Britain a bum deal that tied us into the EU forever, when it required the UK to sign-up to a new never-ending binding Treaty, whereas the Lisbon Treaty at least had Article 50, the legal process for leaving the EU in a couple of years.

It is a lesser know fact that Theresa May, while pretending to the British public she was forced by the Cooper-Letwin bill to extend the BREXIT date to 31 October 2019, in reality had NO OBLIGATION whatsoever to accept an extension to October when the requested date of June was rejected by the EU. That’s why they refused to make changes to the crap Withdrawal Agreement as they thought Britain could be forced into staying in the EU until it was approved or indeed Article 50 withdrawn.

However, the EU hierarchy [Michel Barnier, Jean-Claude Juncker, Donald Tusk] clearly have overplayed their hand as they are now up against PM Boris Johnson who has made a ‘do or die’ Brexit pledge for Britain to leave the EU by Halloween – with or without a Deal.

Whereas, conciliatory  ‘Remainer’ May stuffed her cabinet with Remainers and surrounded herself with similar like-minded aides, hardball  ‘Leaver’ Johnson has turned his Cabinet into a Remainer no-go area where everyone had signed-up to leaving in October, and he has supported them by gathering a formidable backroom team of experienced Brexiteers and campaigners led by a rottweiler-type ‘enforcer’ [joint founder of ‘Vote Leave’]

Now, Johnson explains that he is NOT aiming for a no-deal exit and wants to negotiate a Deal with the EU, but many of us believe that that will prove impossible, not least because a hoard of past and present MPs are telling the EU that parliament WILL block a no deal BREXIT and stop the UK leaving this Halloween – they will undermine Johnson’s insistence that the EU must capitulate and renegotiate, won’t they? [Perhaps alternatively, Johnson could obtain an interim  ‘free-trade deal?]

[The likes of Europhiles: Philip Hammond (ex-Chancellor), Dominic Grieve (a former- Attorney General), David Gauke (ex-Justice Secretary), Rory Stewart (ex-International Development Secretary), Greg Clark (ex-Business Secretary) Stephen Hammond (ex-health minister), Sir Alan Duncan (ex-foreign office minister), Anne Milton (ex-skills minister), Sir Nicholas Soames, Sir Peter Bottomley, Damian Green, Kenneth Clarke (a former chancellor), Michael Heseltine, Oliver Letwin, John Major (a former PM), Tony Blair (a former PM), Gordon Brown (a former PM), Anna Soubry (a former minister)

Moreover, a group of 24 parliamentarians include LibDems and SNP MPs has started a legal action in Scotland aimed at preventing the shutting down Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit – they won’t succeed but they will boost the impression that BREXIT without a deal is the most likely scenario

Well, the bad news for those backbenchers and others driving the EU towards a no-deal BREXIT, is that there is snowball’s chance in hell of them stopping no-deal at this stage, or forcing Johnson to ask for a further extension, or indeed getting rid of PM Johnson and forming an interim government before the October leave date.

You see, the insurmountable problem that the wreckers face is that in February 2017, by a massive majority (votes 494 to 122) Parliament put into law empowerment of the government to implement the decision of the 2016 referendum and withdraw from the EU on the ‘exit day’ [now reset from 29 March 2019 to 31 October 2019], with OR WITHOUT a deal.

[That Bill extends, and applies in relation to, England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and does not contain any provision which gives rise to the need for a legislative consent motion in the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales or the Northern Ireland Assembly]

Johnson has insisted that, come hell or high water, there will be no further extensions – only the PM can ask for one and even if one was requested all 27 EU countries would have to agree, so there’s no way can our parliament ensure there is an extension of the exit day. Furthermore, there are significant financial implications which would ‘normally’ require government support

New legislation will be required to enact any Deal agreed with the EU, or undeniably to prevent a no-deal Brexit. It cannot be claimed that the latter is denying the will of parliament since indeed it WAS parliament that created the current Bill in the first place, and any new motion or expression of current parliamentary opinion, has no legal effect whatsoever, does it?

The only realistic way that parliament itself can stop no deal happening, if Johnson is forced by EU intransigence to go that route, is by it snatching control of the legislative process from the Executive. There is little or no likelihood of that occurring or of new legislation being successfully passed, when faced by a determined Government, is there? No, the practical difficulties would be insurmountable as untrained rebel backbench MPs would themselves have to draft and navigate new ’error-free’ relevant bills through both Houses, wouldn’t they? Those who might raise however the example of last April’s Cooper-Letwin rubbish bill, which did precisely that, should be aware that Theresa May’s wishy-washy administration simply collaborated in that process as it could easily have been halted in its tracks – she ignored the will of her Cabinet by ruling out a no deal Brexit and actually needed another BREXIT delay [and as is her forte she wanted to dodge responsibility for it, having promised a 108 times to leave the EU on March 29].

The alternative course of action for the EU lovers to crash no-deal, is to bring down the Johnson Government, and Hammond has vowed to do just that, as apparently he believes it is in the national interest so surpasses Conservative party interest, hence he is already plotting with Labour to achieve that end – by working through the summer recess with Labour’s Keir Starmer, and Tories Letwin, Grieve, and others who oppose no deal

Well, they are pissing the wind because it won’t work, will it? Nope, a ‘no-confidence vote’ can only be moved by the leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn. Even if successful, it doesn’t mean an immediate dissolution of parliament, but instead, a stay of execution for 2 weeks to establish if there is a government capable of securing the confidence of the Commons – and there wouldn’t be one, nor a government of national unity, that would satisfy the Crown, would there?

Most certainly Boris Johnson would remain as Prime Minister throughout, as is his perfect legal right, although a General Election would be automatically triggered. The date of such an election would though be decided-on by Johnson himself (by advising the Monarch), and although following a dissolution there must be a minimum of 25 working days before the election, there is no maximum. Johnson would most certainly hold the election in November 2019 so AFTER the UK had left the EU in accordance with the existing legislation.

Oh, the Remainers are already squealing like stuck pigs at that prospect, as they claim it would be unconstitutional when convention dictates that no alteration of policy should occur during the pre-election period. But we don’t have a constitution do we, and conversely it would be wrong for the PM to introduce a change that circumvents the 2016 Referendum or the existing legislation on leaving the EU, wouldn’t you say?

Doubtless the wild shrieking will intensify if and when that time comes, but it will fall on death ears because it would not be unlawful and there is no way that Johnson will call an Election BEFORE the UK have left the EU, when he knows full well that it is a lost cause because there is widespread anger and distrust in the Conservatives who had abjectly failed to exit the EU after 3 years – they cannot do anything in government until that issue is put to bed. Neither Tory or Labour will get a majority in Westminster until Britain is out of Europe, eh?

If BREXIT is delivered as now scheduled, there can be no question about it that Johnson will call a general Election regardless, but that will be next year by preference so that he can re-establish a working majority which is essential to effective governance [the current situation is a majority of only one despite the support of the Irish DUP

While the British people have the highest regard for our nearest European neighbours, though they may be a bit more circumspect about those further afield in the EU, but there is generally utter loathing for the EU organisation itself which was doomed when set up to be undemocratic and when it prioritised an overriding objective to destroy the individuality of its member nations

 

[Those intent on a dirty deeds onslaught on the new Boris Johnson Government ought to be aware of how the House of Commons’ timetable significantly constrains their opportunities. The House is currently in Summer Recess until the first week in September and apparently after just 8 working days it shuts up shop again and goes into an over 3 weeks Recess for party conferences, till it returns in October, a short 18 working days before ‘exit day’ – not much time for skulduggery]

Note: there is sparse appetite in the Commons for revoking Article 50 to cancel BREXIT and so the result of the Referendum [less than a couple of hundred] – the anti-democracy ‘LibDems’ of course, the dissociative identity disorder ‘SNP’ who want independence but to be controlled by the EU, and a chunk of memory challenged ‘Labourites’ who don’t know they lost the vote

 

A devastatingly and destructive role was played by the BBC in the BREXIT situation – time to hold a judicial Public Inquiry?

Over the past four years, the BBC has consistently played a pivotal but ‘biased’ political role on BREXIT, don’t you think? That is why its dealings on BREXIT now requires an immediate judicial public inquiry to be set-up into the culture, practices and ethics of the British Broadcasting Corporation on what has been a critical milestone matter for the UK

The BBC commenced an anti-BREXIT campaign on behalf of the elite and the Conservative government in early 2016 when PM  David Cameron announced he would campaign for Britain to remain in the EU after he falsely claimed he had secured a good deal that would give Britain “special status” in the 28-nation EU bloc

Doubtless though, that was a ‘quid pro quo’ for six months previously the BBC being granted future licence fee increases in line with inflation until 2022 [the fee beforehand having being frozen since 2010]

So, the BBC became a willing promotional participant in the government’s ‘Project Fear’ in its attempt to coerce the population to vote ‘Remain’.

When the Referendum’s outcome turned-out to be ‘Leave’, it was generally expected that all Parties, MPs, organisations and voters, who had previously supported staying in the EU, would accept the result, and get behind the process of extracting the UK from the bloc. However, instead of that, some including the likes of the disgusting LibDems, diehard Europhile Tory MPs [including grandees], and even discredited ex PMs and past and present Cabinet ministers, defied British democracy and set out to thwart BREXIT as best they could

The ‘respected’ BBC itself became the prime vehicle for the anti-BREXIT elite establishment and big business to undermine the Referendum result, as it unashamedly provided an unwarranted platform over the past three years for countless political nobodies to become powerful and peddle their bile against a genuine BREXIT, aided and abetted by its over-paid presenters and programme makers. This is all done of course under the guise of being fair, neutral, and covering both sides of the debate – when in the first place there should NOT have been any debate when a democratic decision had already been clearly made – it’s not something that happens after a General Election, is it?]

The BBC, a public service broadcaster and the largest broadcaster in the world, supposedly is objective and independent of government or commercial influence, so has an obligation solely to its audiences and when reportedly it employs journalists who exercise independence of decision-making on broadcast content (albeit under the guidance of managers).

Some doubt must be cast on both of those matters in light of it and its staff’s biased behaviour on BREXIT, and moreover since the government has a stranglehold influence over the BBC, when the glaring fact is that it as an organisation is sycophantically-dependent on the government’s licence fee for ‘three-quarters’ of its funding of well over £5billion

[For example the BBC was forced to take on extra funding commitments including the World Service and Welsh-language S4C in 2010, while a potential killer blow of shifting the cost of paying for free TV licences for over-75s from general taxation to the BBC was only dodged by the Trust chairman jumping-ship – but the government subsequently got its way on that ‘welfare social costs’ burden in 2015 (a commitment made which surprisingly the BBC has now four years later performed a U-turn and reneged on)]

Because of its actions, it is the BBC which must be held ‘most’ accountable amongst the others for the Country’s failure to extract itself from the EU after over 3 full years, despite the people having voted to do just that, and had fully expected full control to have been taken back by the UK after just 2 years. Moreover, this has resulted in massive anger and polarisation of the population, uncertainty with untold strains on commerce, as well as unnecessary unbelievable cost – that is why there has to be an inquiry into how and why this has happened, and those responsible brought to task, eh?

 

[Such an Inquiry can be set up on the lines of the Leveson inquiry into the British press]

An irresistible force meets an immovable object – BREXIT?

Boris’ first full day as PM

Most of us know of the ‘irresistible force paradox’, though few of us will actually appreciate the answer to the question of “what happens when an irresistible force collides with an immovable object”, do we?

Well, we are all about to experience first-hand that very encounter, because we are about to witness the irresistible force of the Boris Johnson government hitting the immovable object of the unaccountable EU Juncker executive.

Neither can Johnson continue as Prime Minister nor the Conservative Party survive in future, if the UK does not leave the EU by the end of October 2019. He has made it crystal that if the EU refuses to renegotiate and offer an acceptable Deal, that Britain WILL leave on time WITHOUT a Deal, and he will NOT ask the EU for an extension of time [unlike May who disgustingly sought and obtained 2 such extensions] – so it is indeed DO OR DIE for Johnson, isn’t it?.

On the other side of the Channel and the argument, we have of course the European Commission (EC) led by President Jean-Claude Juncker and First Vice President Frans Timmermans, who have taken a hardline position on BREXIT and who have repeatedly said that the Withdrawal Agreement deal negotiated with Theresa May is a “done-deal” and that it will NOT be changed, enhanced, nor renegotiated.

The ONLY way that the immovable object of the EU becomes ‘movable’ is if it becomes ‘convinced’ that Britain is intent on leaving with No Deal in October – solely if necessitated because a deal has not been agreed.

The ONLY way that the irresistible force of the Boris Johnson government becomes resistible is if the inborn diehard, anti-democratic Remainers, both in Westminster and without, persuade the EU hierarchy that those in Parliament can block a No Deal outcome – which what they were clearly able to do under Theresa May because she was a weak, indecisive, conciliatory, and obtuse Prime Minister – Boris Johnson is anything but, eh?

That said, it is already on the cards that the second of those scenarios is the most likely result, isn’t it? Yep, seven days ago the anti-democratic, Referendum denier, fanatical hardcore Remainers caucus, have attempted again to booby trap BREXIT and do so a week before Boris Johnson was elected as Prime Minister – a bill about NI was hijacked and bizarrely amended in a move to prevent September/October ‘prorogation’ [ending the current parliamentary session – which was due to end as has already run for 2 years instead of 1].

The 36 Tory rebels who either abstained or voted against the Government on a 3-line Whip, were orchestrated by text messages and led unbelievably by one Philip Hammond, May’s bloody in-post Chancellor no less. [The Government was defeated by a majority of 41]

May’s behaviours on the issue are utterly inexplicable as not only did she ‘ignore’ advice to pull the Bill to thwart this predictable outturn, but in a final act of weakness she failed to sack the Chancellor, or the four Cabinet ministers, or three other ministers who were part of the rebellion – Hammond is the first chancellor ever to defy a three-line whip and get away with it, eh?

[Abstainers: CABINET Philip Hammond (Chancellor), David Gauke (Justice Secretary), Rory Stewart (International Development Secretary), Greg Clark (Business Secretary); MINISTERS Stephen Hammond (health minister), Sir Alan Duncan (Foreign Office minister), Anne Milton (skills minister); OTHERS Gillian Keegan (parliamentary private secretary), Richard Benyon, Simon Hoare, Julian Sturdy, Sir Nicholas Soames, Vicky Ford, Sir Peter Bottomley, Damian Green, Sir John Hayes, Huw Merriman, Tom Tugendhat;

Jeremy Hunt (May’Foreign Secretary) also ABSTAINED but he says ‘by mistake’)

Kenneth Clarke (Former chancellor, EU lover, rebels on every BREXIT vote, and the only Conservative MP to vote against the triggering of Article 50) had permission from the Conservative whips not to vote(?)]

Chancellor Hammond has compounded that treachery by widely briefing here and abroad that he’s confident that he and his gang of wreckers will block No Deal and that he will if necessary, even bring-down the Johnson government to do so.

[No doubt he expects to be helped by Speaker John Bercow, eh? They will fail though, because the Commons’ dynamics have dramatically changed – Labour will have lost the votes of their Leaver supporting MPs as it has now declared itself as a Remainer party; and the LibDems now have no credibility as it refused to accept the result of the 2016 Referendum, and are campaigning for a second one (a so called ‘People’s Vote), but say they won’t accept the result of that either if it’s Leave]

Oh yes, there are many out there including past and guilty figureheads who have embarked over the past three years to strangle BREXIT at birth, and they have been aided and abetting by the media (not least by the ‘biased’ BBC doing the Cameron government’s business, and ever since providing a springboard platform for them to promote dumping BREXIT)

[like Dominic Grieve, Kenneth Clarke, Michael Heseltine, Oliver Letwin, John Major Tony Blair, Anna Soubry, Guto Bebb, etc]

The totally unencrypted message the irresponsible Remainer idiots are sending to the EU is that it DOESN’T in fact need to make any deal amendments as the Europhiles in Parliament will block a No Deal outcome, so Johnson’s irresistible force has become fully resistible by the EU immovable object

The EU’s treatment of a major player like UK on BREXIT has simply reinforced the Eurosceptics in other countries, so in the next decade don’t be surprised to see more referendums [GREXIT, ITEXIT, SPEXIT, FREXIT, followed by EU Administration, will you

 

[The consequence of all that is of course the clear certainty that Boris Johnson WILL proceed with a NO DEAL departure on Halloween, meaning that all that the Remainer BREXIT troublemakers have forced precisely the outcome they were trying desperately to thwart]

 

ANSWER Irresistible force paradox – the paradox arises because it rests on two incompatible premises: that there can exist simultaneously such things as irresistible forces and immovable objects. The “paradox” is flawed because if there exists an unstoppable force, it follows logically that there cannot be any such thing as an immovable object and vice versa

 

 

 

 

The Hundred Days’ War – ‘Boris’ has now won the Tory Leadership, but will he win the war that’s about to start?

The Hundred Days’ War will be a series of conflicts waged from 24 July 2019 to 31 October 2019 by the House of Downing Street, leaders of the United Kingdom of Britain, against the European House of Union, over the right to rule the Kingdom of Britain. Each side will draw scarce allies into the war however

This will be one of the most notable conflicts in history and will mark the subsequent decline of the EU, and the redevelopment of strong national identities in both the UK and Europe. Make no mistake about it, but the disastrous EU project will be entering the end game this year– and the unelected, unaccountable, spendthrift, Brussels hierarchy completely understand that, so will fight the UK’s successful departure tooth and nail, won’t they? Moreover, they will be aided and abetted by the imbedded British fifth columnists to boot, eh?

Tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon we will have a new Prime Minister, one Boris Johnson – indeed the 77th prime minister of Britain. Before even appointed by the Queen, he is a man already maligned as being an incompetent PM – BY SOME OF THOSE IN THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY ITSELF [‘Remainers’ of course), despite the fact that he has been chosen in landslide votes both by the Tory MPs in Parliament AND by the grass- root constituency membership [in both Johnson got double the votes of Hunt].

The reason for that denegation of the man BEFORE he has actually entered the door of Number 10, is that he is a committed BREXITEER [unlike the booted-out Theresa May, or the U.K.’s Brexit pro-EU civil servant negotiator Olly Robbins] and Johnson knows that the Conservative Party has no future unless the UK leaves the EU by 31 October 2019, so his approach will be totally different to his predecessor. Furthermore, [unlike the booted-out Theresa May, or the U.K.’s Brexit pro-EU civil servant negotiator Olly Robbins] he has the will and the guts to face-down the likes of EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Council President Donald Tusk, and the commission’s top civil servant, Martin Selmayr [the Machiavellian “puppet-master”] – who in reality personally had control of the European Union side of the Brexit talks departure.

Johnson has said that there is a 1,000,000:1 chance that he will be successful, so will get a new and acceptable deal out of the EU clowns – unfortunately he is an outstanding journalistic politician but certainly no competent bookmaker, is he? No, and many of us think that perversely he has got the odds absolutely the wrong way around, indeed? [The bookies offer 2/1 against us leaving the EU on time whether WITH or WITHOUT a Deal].

You see, financial and jobs stability issues dictates that the EU needs to capitulate on its unacceptable basic demands entrenched in the current withdrawal agreement, which May unsuccessfully tried to get the Westminster Parliament to sign-up to – as the impact of a ‘disorderly’ No-Deal BREXIT will seriously damage the EU itself [as well as hurt the UK in the short term] when it and its biggest players are already in the mire so will be unable to cope with further setbacks, surely?

[Germany (Europe’s largest economy) registered zero growth during the fourth quarter of 2018 so narrowly avoided recession, and will now face an instant slump in business regarding automobiles, pharmaceuticals, chemical and petroleum products; while Belgium will be hit with huge losses and drop 2.35% of its GDP; Ireland faces grim economic prospects with a short-term drop in GDP and a dramatic long-term drop, together with increasing losses of jobs, major exports drop offs, and significant investment curtailment; ; France’s working and middle classes’ revolutionary ‘yellow vest’ protests (motivated by rising fuel prices, high cost of living, and disproportionate burden of government’s tax reforms), will now be reenergised by significant job losses; Italy’s unsolvable and mounting debt crisis will be hit when it is already likely to sink the eurozone and spark a financial catastrophe in stock markets across the world (It’s economy is the eighth largest in the world, and 10 times as big as that of Greece, which a decade ago, with a spiralling spending deficit, had to be bailed-out and financially rescued by the EU and IMF three times (£259bn; $330bn).ITALY IS TOO BIG TO BALE-OUT ]

None of this will matter of course to those in power at the EU though, as in Brussels, crass principle will overrule functional logic, wont it? Yep, it seems that they would rather see the whole building crash about their ears than to soften their stupid position on insisting that the single market needs to be ‘protected’ at all costs and that it would be compromised if there wasn’t a customs border between Ireland and Northern Ireland when the UK leaves the EU [and that’s NOT going to happen, is it?].

The most likely outcome over the next 100 days (3 months and 8 days) is a No Deal exit, and is one that Johnson has clearly said WILL be the result if the EU doesn’t reopen negotiations and offer him a sensible deal, wouldn’t you think? That said, many of us believed from the very outset that there was no prospect of Britain ever leaving with a Deal, and certainly that May’s BIG BUSINESS placatory proposal of Britain being tied to EU regulations for many future years without any say whatsoever was nothing short of utterly scandalous and did not deliver the BREXIT the people had voted for in the Referendum 3 years ago, did it?

The perpetuation of Project Fear with its dire and negative predictions of ominous consequences if the UK simple just leaves the EU immediately, is based on the Treasury mandarins’ use of a dubious financial model blighted by even more stupid assumptions [rubbish-in rubbish out], while other models [like developed by Cambridge or Brighten universities] and different more realistic base suppositions predict a positive economic outcome from BREXIT – it’s wait and see time, isn’t it?

The rats are leaving the ship they have tried to scuttle – Chancellor Philip Hammond, Justice Secretary David Gauke, International Development Secretary Rory Stewart, Education Skills and Apprenticeships minister Anne Milton, and Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan. They knew full well that under a Johnson led government they were heading for the sack anyway, but they pre-announced their impending departure tomorrow – one has to ask just why they have done so before the result of the leadership battle has been announced, eh? That is simply down to self-publicity as they know full well that they will get zilch press attention after today because the media will be fully occupied with the other more important events at Westminster and around the World.

Disgracefully May herself is hanging on until tomorrow and indeed doing a pointless PMQs, before seeing the Queen and telling her that Boris Johnson should take-over

 

 

[The expectation is that further government resignations and sackings of die-hard Remainers and ‘No Deal’ blockers, will inevitably follow in the next week as an optimistic Boris Johnson assembles a new Cabinet intent on delivering BREXIT by Halloween – will the likes of Hunt who has questioned Boris’ character, or Rudd who helped screw-up Theresa May’s government, themselves survive?]

 

 

 

The endemic existence of British ‘soft justice’ – an epidemic impossible to control?

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The ongoing problems of the Criminal Justice System (CJS) in the UK have been highlighted in a number of previous posts on this blog, and indeed it will have been obvious to all and sundry in Britain that the whole system broke down a long long time ago, don’t you think?

Now there are multiple reasons for that, but it all started primarily perhaps with the liberalising ‘do-gooders’ [including the likes of the intellectual pontificators of the Howard League for Penal Reform?], who somehow have convinced our society’s lawmakers and enforcers that any harsh punishment dished-out to criminals needed to be avoided at all costs – while it is clear that the ongoing debilitating heavy penalties are indeed those paid by the innocent victims of crime, isn’t it?

You see, there are a number of elements involved in a justice system which includes having laws to clearly define what crimes are and what consequences follow for those convicted of them, provision of a force to police the community against criminals and enforce the law by investigating crimes to identify the perpetrators, employment of fair and efficient facilities to try the accused and quickly convict the guilty, ensure due and effective appropriate punishment follows, attempt to rehabilitate offenders so they abandon a life of crime, and indeed deter them and all others from committing any criminal offences

For hundreds of years here in Britain, understandably there has been debate and dispute on the relative importance of all those various fundamentals of crime handling in the UK, hasn’t there? Well, there need be no further critical focused attention on that, because every single bloody element involved is now ‘up-the-creek-without-a paddle’ as the idiom goes, which has left the UK justice system in disarray, on its knees and in total meltdown, wouldn’t you say?

That is a dreadful state of affairs, but what is even more disgusting though is that our government is STILL doing absolutely SOD-ALL about it – as the good ship Justice is being scuttled.

Now, the biggest reason for that, by a long chalk, is MONEY, or to be more precise the lack of it, because the entire system has been financially starved to near death, hasn’t it? Oh yes, and that started long before cretin George Osborne dreamt-up the age of austerity that has now destroyed the basic framework of British society. [The justice ministry as a whole is being cut by 40% over the current decade].

While it is said that the rule of law demands that justice be separated at arm’s length from politics, it is not as simple as all that, is it? No, it is the politicians who initially control what the law says [judges make case law adjustments] and significantly they also determine how effectively it is implemented by exercising financial control over and availability of operational facilities,

However, not only are UK’s criminal laws in terms of crime designation and punishments both utterly inadequate and predominately archaically antiquated so often don’t cope with current-day criminality [like fraud/ hacking/ international gangs/ etc], and when furthermore our laws are constrained by Britain’s membership of the EU [or get overruled by it or not allowed to represent the will of the British people – capital punishment/life sentences/etc?], but our Westminster so called Parliament is so diverted by energy spent on fiddling expenses, bullying, and sexual harassment, that it has no time left to enact the much needed laws [for example 5 years have past and the law change to deny parole to killers who won’t disclose the whereabouts of victims’ bodies is STILL not on the statute book, eh?]

These days, successfully meeting the UK’s current demand for law enforcement is nothing short of a joke, because there’s insufficient money to deal with major criminals let alone protect the public and patrol the streets of our towns & Cities. While the ongoing threat of national & international terrorism is an increasing haemorrhage on budgets for both security and police resources, we see that because of funding cuts our outstanding and resilient police forces can no longer do the job required of them when numbers and resources have been decimated over the past decade.

Consequently, even in a climate of rising violence & knife-crime, unbelievably some 60% of crimes are no longer fully investigated, while in the large forces [like London’s MET (the largest force) and say Manchester], thousands of termed ‘low-level’ offences [say thefts, car crime, shoplifting, criminal damage] are not being pursued at all because the police simply don’t have enough officers to do so, eh? [It is NOT as if the police have developed a ‘casual attitude’ to crime, as some would have it, is it? However, unless officers are out of their Stations investigating crimes then clear-up rates will continue to be abysmal]

All of that of course has a horrendous impact on the victims of such offences [that including burglary and car theft], as well as having a destructive debilitating impact on the worst affected communities around the UK

Victims of burglary are certainly ones who are rightly aggrieved about matters, as they feel particularly ‘violated’ and insecure in that someone has been in their home and rummaged through their most private stuff, as well as looted their treasured property – but they then get little comfort knowing that nothing is done to corral the evil burglars, do they? No, the police have basically increasingly ‘given-up’ on investigating burglary let alone catching perpetrators, so we can’t sleep easy in our own beds, can we? Consequently, people now don’t always report burglary because they know that generally only one in twenty reports actually result in someone being even charged [let alone convicted], and in some areas that falls to much less than half of that.

[THE WORSE PERFORMING POLICE AREAS ON BURGLARY (reported burglaries resulting in a ‘charge’): – South Yorkshire 1.8%/ Northamptonshire 3%/ Gwent 3.1%/ Cambridgeshire 3.4%/ Gloucestershire 3.4%/ West Yorkshire 3.4%/ Kent 3.4%/ Avon & Somerset 3.6%/ Derbyshire 3.6%/ South Yorkshire 3.6%]

Even when criminals ARE caught, they regularly don’t face their day in open Court because the oppressive pressures on the system, deter all those involved in gathering evidence and getting charges laid, so it doesn’t happen. Those accused actually charged aren’t then banged-up awaiting trial but are given unsupervised bail, often unconditional bail [even sex offenders] – is it any wonder then that they go on to commit further offences when on bail [but that is only known about IF they get caught AGAIN so the disturbing stats on that are the tip of the iceberg]

Drastic cuts have also dragged the impoverished creaking court and prison systems into crisis, whence the straightjacket constraints on and the tools employable by the prosecutors, immensely favour the criminals at every stage, who then escape justice in their droves to pursue their lives of crime

Despite the indisputable fact that 98% of burglars get off scot-free, even those convicted can laugh-out-loud at the criminal justice system because sentences these days are so bloody light that burglars just return to their disgusting trade of creating misery with a slap on the wrist simply to become serial offenders, don’t they? [Just remember, theft of property used to be punishment by death in the 18th Century (the “bloody code”), eh?].

The whole system is skewed at every level, because of the glaring fact that there are by a long chalk insufficient prisons in the UK, so no place to lock-up the criminal bastards when they are caught, or when they are awaiting trial, or when they are convicted – therefore there is an incentive not even to apprehend them, a necessity to bail them, a desire to avoid banging them up on conviction, extreme pressure to give them light sentences, and a need to parole even some of the worst criminals who have committed serious violence or sexual offences when they have only served HALF of the jail term deemed ‘required’ by the Trial judge, as well as parole for dangerous manipulative prisoners who have been jailed indefinitely because they pose a serious ongoing danger to the public – all under a failed parole service resulting from a botched semi-privatisation four years ago.

Prison punishment nowadays is anything but punishment in the UK, when prisoners are more subjected to abject boredom than unforgiving punishment, incarcerated maybe but in an ever more indulgent environment with massive perks so ultimately more a training school for crooks than a rehabilitation unit, and where it’s easier to score drugs there in a jail than on a city centre street. Is it any surprise then that criminals come out of prison better equipped than ever for continuing a life of crime? The government’s drastic swingeing cuts to prison budgets has chopped staff to such an extent that prisons have become seriously dangerous places for both staff [assaults at unprecedented levels] and prisoners alike [assaults plus prisoner suicides escalating disturbingly], so many prisons are in crisis and basically are controlled by violent criminals and gangs.

Until criminals believe that the chances are that they are going to get caught and severely punished, they will carry on offending regardless, won’t they?

The latest crass ‘reform’ idea of the village idiot Justice Secretary is to wipe clean the criminal records of those who have been over four years in jail, even if for murder, manslaughter, rape, sex offences, assault, robbery, fraud, drug-dealing, or anything bloody else – the only provision apparently being that they haven’t offended ‘recently’ [does that mean they qualify if they come out of prison after say 20 years, do you think?].

The bizarre thinking behind this proposal is that it will make it easier for them to get a job – now doesn’t the nincompoop know that the reasons criminals with un-spent records can’t get jobs is because employers wishing to make safe recruitment decisions DON’T WANT such criminals in their midst? So the grand strategy is to hoodwink employers into thinking they are giving jobs to normal law-abiding citizens?

No doubt the ‘plan’ will have to be backed-up by a massive budget to pay compensation to employers, employees, and general public, who then are severely harmed by those incognito serious criminals allowed to masquerade as lawful, trustworthy, reliable, honest workers, wouldn’t you say? [Currently, someone if asked MUST tell an employer about past crimes IF the conviction is ‘un-spent’ (with a prison sentence of more than 4 years the conviction is NEVER ‘spent’). However, it’s against the law to refuse someone a job because they’ve got a spent conviction except if a disclosure and barring service record check shows that they are unsuitable]

So the idea is no longer to actually ‘rehabilitate’ criminals in prison [i.e. train them not to BE criminals] and do so before they commit major crimes, but to ‘pretend’ they are NOT criminals to be wary of downstream, eh?

 

[This Country needs to restore its past reputation for law and order competence, and to do so needs a major prison build programme and adequate funding to put back 7000 prison officers lost , an immediate increase in police funding with an extra 20,000 police officers recruited just to match on previous staffing, and full refunding of the criminal justice system to allow it to resume effective operation]