THERESA MAY’S searing attack on unelected Eurocrats for trying to sabotage both the general election and Brexit is unprecedented.
She said she wanted to reach a Brexit deal, and for the EU to succeed:
“But the events of the last few days have shown that whatever our wishes and however reasonable the positions of Europe’s other leaders, there are some in Brussels who do not want these talks to succeed.”
Not totally surprising you might think, given the hostile leaks and threats from that recent ‘car crash’ dinner.
What’s perhaps more surprising is that she’s going flat out and calling on voters to tool her up to ‘fight for Britain’ against Brussels at such an early stage in this election and leading in the polls.
Much was made of alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election. There are parallels domestically, too, as the EU attempts to influence with whom in the UK it negotiates.
It’s clear from recent ‘leaks’ that the EU would rather not deal with Theresa May, and certainly not if she wins a commanding majority.
They’d much prefer dealing with Corbyn or Farron, wouldn’t you?
Basically, according to Iain Duncan Smith, former Conservative leader, the EU Commission “doesn’t care if negotiations succeed, they’re obsessed with the idea of the EU: it’s where their money, jobs and power come from.”
But surely all this will backfire on them. Already former hard-nosed Remainers as well as reluctant Leavers I know have switched sides and are now pro-Brexit.
A number that will inevitably increase with time and more EU threats. So, another day, another EU threat/leak – the dirty games of a rattled European Commission.
My boots are worn out with quaking. Soon I’ll be terrified of Timmy Farron.
Finally, it’s interesting that all French politicians end speeches with ‘Vive la République’ and Americans with ‘God bless America.’ What’s the British equivalent? Well, with a stiff upper lip our politicos would probably say:
‘Mind how you go,’ ‘What a lot of weather we’re having,’ ‘Chin up’ or ‘Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a train to catch.’
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