Brexit – It seems to be going horribly wrong – Mayday will be Teresa’s call soon enough

www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/15/britain-set-to-lose-eu-crown-jewels

The Guardian has the story on its web site – see link above

Well despite Teresa May’s happy clapping things are not going at all well and it now seems almost certain that the UK will be in a far worse trading, business and economic situation than we are under the present conditions. Nice going Brexiters it really is Brexit at any cost!”

And with Labour meekly in step with this appalling right wing government of ours the prospects for the UK are looking grim indeed.

Time we all started to buy hand carts as we are surely going to economic and trading hell in one.

Thank goodness that Tim Farron is talking sense over Brexit as the two major parties have quite lost their heads.

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting.

Brexit – Now about controlling our borders!


www.independent.co.uk/voices/brexit-theresa-may-immigration-borders-closed-open-europe-eu-migrants-fantasy-a7667586.html

The Independent has the story on its web site – see link above

A well thought our piece in my view and I particularly liked this:-

‘The problem with basing your case on scaremongering, spin and out-and-out nonsense is that eventually it will come back to bite you. Just say the word “Iraq” to Tony Blair.’

My thanks to Roy Connell for spotting this article.

Carl Cashman for Mersey Metro Mayor

Carl Cashman

I love this quote from Carl as it really does sum up why our part of the world voted to remain in the EU and why should all be fighting for the EU and against the headlong Hard Brexit of May & Corbyn.

Our region has benefited massively from EU investment when Merseyside was really down at heel and Carl is right to point that out.

Time to ditch old allegiances and get behind Carl to be our first Mersey Mayor. Labour and Tories (and of course UKIP) will simply continue to press for a Hard Brexit which will ruin our economy both locally and nationally.

Why does it take the House of Lords to stand up for decent British values?

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/02/lords-brexit-expos-govenrmen-protect-eu-citizens

The Guardian has the story on its web site – see link above

I despair more deeply every day as Mrs May(hem) takes us closer to a fascist sate where reasoned humanitarian arguments stand for nothing against the will of the rich and the powerful and make no mistake that’s the direction she is taking us in in my view.

That we have to reply on the unelected House of Lords to stand up for decency beggars belief but with Corbyn hitching his wagons to Mrs May’s wagon train she has a massive majority to do pretty much as she wants.

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting

Brexit – Like Tony Blair John Major is right

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39109408

The BBC has the story on its web site – see link above

I find myself now agreeing with a Tory politician following agreeing with a former Labour one on the same issue – Brexit.

This time John Major is in effect attacking the nutters in his party, UKIP and indeed Labour who seem to think all will be rosy in the Brexit garden. He is right to say that the impression being given by Brexiters, that all will be great, is utter rubbish and that everything is likely to be very far from wonderful.

But as I took in the thoughtful comments of John Major I was also watching the BBC evening regional news programme who, for reasons best know to themselves, had taken a caravan to Blackpool to hear the views of their Brexit lovers. And what did we hear but that ridiculous and utterly untrue story about bananas! Give me strength and give the BBC some idea about how to conduct a meaningful regional news item!

Cacoathes: an urge to do something inadvisable.

Jen Robertson dug out this interesting but rarely used word because on the odd occasion I am known for saying some inadvisable things but it did make me think of recent seeming uses of it all be it without it actually being said.

The EU Remain campaigning Labour Party doing a complete U-turn and voting for Brexit? Inadvisable

The classic of Nick Clegg saying he would oppose Tuition Fees and then dropping that opposition. Inadvisable

Labour saying they were going to defend the Sefton Green Belt and then voting to build on it. Inadvisable

The Tories saying in their 2015 manifesto that they wanted to remain in the Single Market and then voting to leave the Single market. Inadvisable

The UK voting to leave the EU in the advisory referendum. Inadvisable

I could go on but I am sure you get my drift…..