Brexit – What does all this waffle mean?

Guess who wrote the piece below, even better guess what they were trying to say!

All that has been changed is that where names of political parties or the names of politicians are mentioned they have been replaced by *****

‘***** accept the referendum result and recognise that Britain is leaving the EU. But unlike the *****, we believe that jobs and the economy must come first in the negotiations. That means rejecting ‘no deal’ as a viable option, negotiating strong transitional arrangements to ensure there is no cliff-edge for the economy and putting much greater emphasis on retaining the benefits of the Single Market and the Customs Union.

This amendment would not have kept the UK in the Single Market. It was a meaningless and technical amendment that would not have addressed any of the many serious flaws in the ***** Withdrawal Bill. It also would not have had any material impact on the final Brexit deal.

***** is clear that we want a Brexit deal that keeps the UK as close as possible to the Single Market and that ensures we retain the benefits that UK businesses and workers currently enjoy from our relationship with the Single Market.

Securing that deal is really important, but it is of course part of the Brexit negotiations. A negotiated outcome cannot be achieved via delegated powers to this Bill, which is why this amendment was completely meaningless and why ***** did not support it.

The ***** ***** must now change ***** approach. ***** must drop ‘no deal’ as a viable option and put much stronger emphasis on jobs, the economy and retaining the benefits of the Single Market and the Customs Union. It is vital that Parliament is involved throughout the negotiations, including through a truly meaningful vote on the final deal.

Only a ***** Government can prevent a reckless ***** Brexit, build a close and collaborative future relationship with the EU and deliver a Brexit deal that protects jobs, the economy, rights and living standards. As we hold this weak and unstable ***** administration to account on Brexit, we stand ready to take over the negotiations and to secure the best deal for Britain.’

To which the response from an old lefty of my acquaintance was:-

Come on show some leadership, save the country, go down in history, Kinnock saved the Labour Party, you can save the Country go one better.

You’ve probably guessed by now that the piece was written to people who were contacting JC asking him and his Parliamentary Labour Party to back an Amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill going through Parliament in the past few days. Nice to know that the Official Opposition is as incoherent as the Government over Brexit, or is it!

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting

So what if Brexit does not actually happen?

www.msn.com/en-us/news/financenews/brexit-will-never-happen-according-to-the-only-analyst-to-call-the-last-general-election-correctly/ar-BBGf2b1

MSN has the story on its web site – see link above

Now for those Brexiters who still read this anti-Brexit blog site I would guess that even the suggestion of Brexit not being followed through (at any cost – the more harm the better) will require them to take to the streets demanding that the UK self-destructs itself.

But in the real world we all know that May and Corbyn and are in a right old tangle about how to deliver Brexit without flushing the UK down the economic pan of history. May’s presently got to find the impossible solutions whilst Corbyn feels the need to both back her and attack her as he does not have to find the solutions.

Let’s face it, things are not going well in any way in Brexit Britain.

With thanks to Keith Page for the lead to this posting

Brexit – Oh look a shortage of EU nurses!

www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41838426

The BBC Has the news on its web site – see link above

Sadly Brexiters are seemingly happy to see us have a nursing shortage as they desperately try to turn the UK into a nation with no friends. Of course it could also be that they did not think through the consequences of their actions as they led us towards the cliff edge.

I wonder if Brexiters would be prepared to go in a slow lane when they need to attend hospital? Just imagine being asked ‘did you vote for Brexit?’ at triage. You did, OK please go to that queue of there. It’s a much longer queue because we have ensured that there are no EU medical staff to interact with you. I bet Brexiters would soon change their tune and pretend they had not voted for Brexit!

Sadly, however, we are all in that NHS slowing down treatment lane due to the collective act of self-destruction created by the result of EU Referendum.

As Tom Brake MP tweeted recently:-

Brexiters promised to revitalise the NHS, but they’re killing it. 30,000 unfilled nursing posts, 96% drop in EU nurses registering to work.

Brexit – Labour’s been backing it but wants to stop the consequences of it – Yes I know that’s just nuts

That our Bluekip Government, propped up by the right wing DUP, have been driving us ever nearer to the Brexit cliff edge is bad enough but with Labour embarrassingly hanging on to May’s Brexit shambles of a coattail is just too much.

Yes I know Labour’s right wing working class supporters mainly voted for Brexit but the sad fact is that they, being amongst the poorest in our society, will in all probability come of worst when May (together with Corbyn?) really do jump off that Brexit cliff.

Have Labour forgotten that the Official Opposition is there to oppose – it’s what our democratic processes have been all about for donkey’s years!

But what started my latest Brexit rant? Well I don’t read newspapers much these days but I happened to come across a copy of the Sunday Mirror the other day – it was from 12th November. And here’s the headline my eyes lighted upon:-

The point being that Labour’s Keir Starmer is trying to amend Tory legislation so that workers rights are protected when Brexit hits us because those rights are under great threat from Brexiters who are using the EU Referendum result to attack them.

It’s not that Starmer is wrong to try to amend the legislation but what is wrong is that Labour continues to back Brexit which in turn presents our Bluekip/DUP Government with the opportunity to bash workers rights!

You really could not make this up, it’s as though Labour support the Brexit principle, despite the damage it’s going to do to us all (the poor in particular), but they plod on backing it whist trying to change the consequences of it. Have they not thought it’s time to stop backing the process that’s causing all the trouble in the first place?

Brexit – This piece by Nick Cohen hits the nail on the head

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/28/where-are-the-heroes-who-will-lead-brexit-retreat

The Guardian has this opinion piece on its web site – see link above

Powerful stuff indeed and Cohen could not have hit the nail more squarely on the head.

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting

Brexit – Why hide the results of investigations into the consequences of it?

www.libdems.org.uk/secret_brexit_studies_must_be_released?utm_source=Dr+Mark+Pack%27s+Digest+Emails&utm_campaign=173f96d91f-MAILCHIMP&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2483c81174-173f96d91f-312600781&goal=0_2483c81174-173f96d91f-312600781#

This Brexit lark gets odder by the day; why on earth can’t we all see what these investigations into the consequences of Brexit say? Probably because they say things that the establishment (read Tory/Bluekip and Labour/Redkip Party leaderships) do not want us to see!

We all know that in a democracy if you are denied sight of something it is in your interests to see it.