First the good news: Germany is out of the World Cup. Germany just doesn’t prosper in Russia! Now the first of the bad news: Ms Merkel will – probably – stay, which is not what many Germans hoped for. And finally the depressing news: at today’s EU Summit Ms May will, we can surmise, sell Brexit out.
However, finally some opinion makers and some Tories are going on a last-minute attack. Better late than never – and never mind that we peasants have been pointing out the sabotage of our vote ever since Cameron broke his promise by resigning as PM on June 24. That promise, stated in the infamous Government leaflet, was:
“This is your decision. The government will implement what you decide.”
Strange, isn’t it, how Remainers have apparently never read that Government pamphlet!
But amidst the increasingly vociferous clamour of Remainers, inside Parliament and outside, supported by Soros-funded ‘organisations’, supported by ‘Project Fear’ announcements from industry, banks and MPs, some more weighty voices are suddenly heard. There’s for example the report of Jacob Rees-Mogg stating that members of the cabinet are cooperating with Big Business in fuelling Project Fear:
“I think there is cooperation between the Remainers in the cabinet and some businesses, some of the more politicised businesses,” he told Sky News on a visit to the Irish border town of Blacklion. Asked who in the cabinet, specifically, Mr Rees-Mogg replied: “Oh, the chancellor. Boris Johnson was quite right when he said the Treasury is the beating heart of remain, that’s obvious.”
Yes, well, we peasants have known this ever since the campaign for the EU Referendum kicked off. Just as the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, a certain George Osborne, promoted ‘Project Fear’, so now his successor keeps doing it. If anyone needed any more proof that the Whitehall Mandarins are the actual Brexit wreckers, then this is it: a continuity of thwarting and betraying the will of the people.
Then there’s Ms May’s former chief of staff, Nick Timothy, who now warns his former boss Ms May that some of her colleagues in Cabinet and Parliament are undermining her to such an extent that she is driven to produce the worst possible Brexit and tells her to ‘toughen up’. He writes:
“This is ridiculous, and it has to stop,” Mr Timothy writes. “The EU showed last December – when the talks faltered over Northern Ireland – that they want a deal. But they want a deal on the best terms for them, and the very worst for Britain. As things stand, they might well succeed.” He adds: “There is little point complaining, but we should listen and our strategy should change… The time for sincere cooperation with a partner that does not want to sincerely cooperate is over.”
Yes, well – that’s a pious wish! None of us can imagine Ms May suddenly growing a spine, never mind balls, to take a principled stand against the Brussels Brexit Bullies! But perhaps one or the other of her colleagues in Cabinet might find it in them to lift their heads out of the trough and realise that for them, the gravy train will surely come to an end should they not heed the warnings but prefer to fall for the Soros-paid siren voices of Tony Blair and Gina Miller.
Also today, the senior columnists, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, lays out a proposal of how to get out of the Brexit mess which is astonishingly radical (see here). I am quoting at length because the article is behind a paywall.
He starts with this scenario:
“Germany risks an economic war on three fronts at once. The combined shocks would endanger the post-War miracle, and expose the underlying fragility of an ageing nation with 20th Century industries.”
These three fronts are Trump’s new tariffs, the threat from the new Italian government for the EU budget, and a possible ‘no deal’ Brexit in October. He then writes:
“Eurointelligence says the combined effect of Trumpian tariffs and a Brexit bust-up would amount to “cardiac arrest” for the core industry of the German economy, already reeling from the diesel scandal and struggling to keep up on electric cars. Of the three threats, Brexit is by far the easiest to defuse. Theresa May is bending over backwards to avoid a clash. Yet Berlin has chosen to take a maximalist ideological position despite the enormous risk. The German elites have come to believe their own rhetoric about the sacral qualities of the single market and the EU Project, even if a cynic might think it cover for mercantilist advantage.”
Fulminating against ‘imperialistic’ statements from Germany’s industry bosses, he writes:
“The high-decibel warnings by European businesses – the German BDI, Airbus, BMW, Siemens – are coordinated and are intended to scare Britain into “compliance” at the Brussels summit this week. On the EU side the push is coming from the European Commission’s taskforce on Article 50, controlled by Martin Selmayr. On the British side it is being fanned by a nexus of Remain interests with an eye on the Chequers battle over the Brexit white paper in early July.”
and sees Ms May boxed into a corner:
“She decided before last December’s EU summit to pursue a friendship policy hoping that it would unlock a tolerable deal, even pledging total solidarity in defence and security regardless of Brexit talks. This strategy has failed. The gestures were pocketed. The December pledge to move on “Phase II” talks has come to nothing. Propitiation has emboldened Selmayr and the Franco-German axis to push harder.”
He then comes up with this brilliant proposal:
“My answer to this is to outflank the entire Selmayr structure. We should not negotiate at all with people who have demonstrated an intent to harm us. The only way to achieve this safely at such a late stage is to rip down our entire tariff wall and declare unilateral free trade (UFT) from March 2019. […] Professor Patrick Minford proposed this idea long ago. Parliament told the Treasury to examine it. Nothing serious was done. But UFT is still there as an intriguing possibility, and would change global narrative of Brexit overnight.”
“Not a penny of the £39bn exit fee should be paid unless the EU acts in a civilized fashion over Euratom, landing rights, visas, and a long list of house-keeping issues. We should be the judge of that, they the demandeur.”
So will this happen? Will UKIP take up this ball and run with it? Will UKIP use this economic argument to counter the economic wails of the professional remainers?
It’s well past time for the establishment Brexiteers to recognise that without UKIP they will fail. They will be played by the usual suspects here and in Brussels. It’s time for them to recognise that by trying to shoot the UKIP fox they have shot themselves in the knee. And it’s time for us to recognise that we must redouble our efforts to work for Brexit.
If South Korea can kick Germany out of the World Cup, we surely can kick the Soros-funded Brexit wreckers off the Brexit playing field!