Hypocrite Theresa May in Bed With the EU While Chastising the UK Parliament

Theresa May chastised the UK parliament to "listen to constituents." She should do just that, herself.

The Prime Minister said in her recent statement to Parliament that MPs in the House of Commons had a “duty to listen to their constituents before taking a decision in the national interest”.

What an excellent idea!

With that, let's turn our attention to New Polling Shows the Public Kicking Back Against Theresa May’s Brexit Deal.

The first question asked: “Whether or not you agree that the only options open to the UK now are Theresa May’s deal, no deal or no Brexit, out of those options only, which would you prefer as the outcome for Britain’s negotiations with the EU?” The responses were 25% for Theresa May’s deal; 32% for No Deal 32%, and 41% for No Brexit with the UK staying in the EU, with 3% Don’t Knows.

<When next asked to choose between Theresa May’s Deal or No Deal – and No Brexit– the responses hardened, delivering 57% for Leaving deal or no deal and 41% for No Brexit, with again 3% Don’t Knows.

Bottom Line

  • Only 41% favored staying in the EU.
  • Only 25% favored Theresa May's plan.
  • Only 32% favored hard Brexit.

Clearly, those polled do not want to stay in the EU. But they also do not like May's plan.

Some Labour and some Tory MPs want a Norway or Canada option but the poll did not allow that.

Why? May ruled it out.

Binary Options

The Guardian reports Theresa May rules out Norway-style Brexit compromise with Labour.

Theresa May has ruled out any plan B involving a Norway-style compromise deal with the Labour party in order to deliver a parliamentary consensus on Brexit, saying the opposition party’s refusal to accept the backstop arrangement put the UK on a course for no deal.

Influential backbenchers, including former Tory minister Nick Boles and Labour’s Stephen Kinnock, have been developing a compromise proposal based on membership of the European Economic Area plus a negotiated customs union, believing it is the only version of Brexit that could attract enough Labour and Tory votes to deliver a parliamentary majority.

Some cabinet ministers are understood to be attracted to the plans as an alternative if May’s negotiated deal fails to pass the House of Commons.

In Bed with the EU

Meanwhile it is clear May has been in bed, politically speaking, with the EU. They both press for the same binary option. "No changes" to the deal.

Hypocrite of First Magnitude

May accuses Labour of doing anything to force another election.

Meanwhile, she is willing to screw her own constituents while hopping in bed with Michel Barnier and the EU to not have one.

Is there a practical difference?

Rotten Kettle of Fish

May tells the House of Commons they have a “duty to listen to their constituents before taking a decision in the national interest”.

This deal is such a rotten kettle of fish that even the public sees clearly sees it.

What an amazing hypocrite.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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caradoc-again
caradoc-again

They've spent over 2 years to get to a point that could have been arrived at in 2 months.

Lack of planning for no deal is almost as if the establishment wanted to offer no real exit option & over-ride the referendum result. Hoping older voters died off and others changed their minds.

Who knows what is for the best? Expect fewer plebicites in future, the plebs opinion is of no value except when it lines up with that of the establishment.

Ron Cataldi
Ron Cataldi

I don't get why you care so much Mish... you're not a brit, you're not a european... what dog do you have in this fight? I can't rassle up enough care to get so angry about it... what's your trick?

Kinuachdrach
Kinuachdrach

The separatists who want out of the EU can talk all they want about Canada deals, or Canada Plus, or Norway deal, or whatever. The question is whether the other party to the negotiations -- the EU -- is prepared to put those deals on the table.

Under most of the proposed deals, the UK goes from a Bilateral Zero Tariff world with its main European trading partners, to a tariffed world. Some people would tell us that is a bad move. Consumers will be worse off, etc.

Looking down the road to a post-separation UK -- the same feckless politicians who made such a mess of separation from the EU are supposed then to do a superb job of negotiating new trade agreements around the world? Seriously, what are the chances of them being able to do that successfully? What are the chances of the UK Political Class even being able to replace Mrs. May?

WildBull
WildBull

It is the same all over the West. The US Congress will not pass a rational immigration law. No one stops the flow of capital (as in plant and equipment) and intellectual property to Communist China as the hole in the economy is plastered over with freshly printed dollars. Obama helped to incite the upheavals in MENA that caused the flood of immigrants to the EU.

It is all about disrupting and destroying western culture to the point that nothing else is heard except the Gospel according to Brother Karl Marx(with interpretation). This is all about One World Socialist Government/One World Market. 80 years ago it was called Fascism. It is pervasive and more associated with economic class than political affiliation.

Prepare to be skinned to the bone.

sunny129
sunny129

I have been following Brexit saga through many blogs. Each of the factions involved have their own agenda. Unfortunately every one of them want to have the 'cake and eat it too' ! this is manifested through all the revised statements from each party buy alas all of them clueless about the reality!