Opposition Mounts to Brexit Deal but France Has Still More Demands Already

The opposition is already set to sink Theresa May's Brexit Negotiation Deal but France has additional climate demands.

Theresa May is set to be outed as UK Prime Minister. The only question is how much further damage she is willing to inflict on UK citizens before she goes.

Lie of the Day

Here's the lie of the day: Theresa May Says Brexit Won't be Easier if I'm Ousted.

> There has been widespread criticism of the 585-page withdrawal agreement - published alongside a shorter document setting out what the UK and EU's future relationship could look like - which is set be signed off at a summit next week.

> Mrs May told Sky News's Ridge on Sunday it had been a "tough week" but that she would not be distracted. She added the next seven days "are going to be critical" for the UK's future.

> Asked whether Sir Graham Brady - chairman of the backbench 1922 committee - had received the 48 letters needed to trigger a confidence vote in her leadership, she replied: "As far as I know, no - it has not."

> And in a warning to those pushing for a change of leader, she said: "It is not going to make the negotiations any easier and it won't change the parliamentary arithmetic."

Negotiations Easier

Of course it will make negotiations easier. There won't be any if the UK does things correct.

The UK and the EU will come up with a series of mini-deals and both will be under WTO rules.

As it stands now, May has to sell this absurd package then both the UK Parliament and the EU parliament have to agree to it. Then, since it does not solve the long-term problem of Ireland, the UK will be trapped in negotiations with the EU for years if not permanently.

Looking for a taste of what's to come. Look at France for an example.

France Demands UK Climate Pledge in Return for Brexit Trade Deal

Please consider France Demands UK Climate Pledge in Return for Brexit Trade Deal

> France is pushing the UK to incorporate future European climate change directives into law automatically in return for an ambitious trade deal with the EU.

> A large number of member states fear that the UK could enjoy an economic advantage after Brexit if it were able to diverge from European laws and regulations, and they want to use their leverage now to force a commitment from future British governments.

That is just one example of the BS the UK will have to face to "solve" the Irish problem.

Not the Final Deal

Misinformation Not

Dobbie is correct that this is not the "final deal" But ...

If the UK approves this idiotic bargain, the "final deal" will be much worse. France provides a perfect example of the kinds of demands the EU will place to reach a "final" deal.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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Stuki
Stuki

Again, as with lack of communiques, lack of "deals" is certainly what the world is suffering from.....

JL1
JL1

EU wants to destroy EU countries economy through the climate change regulations demanding rapid lowering of CO2 emissions and the political promises politicians have made regarding this are completely unsustainable and will lead to economic destruction for many western EU countries that have promised the most drastic cuts to please voters who otherwise might vote for European Green Party that is completely divorced from reality and makes insane promises.

EU does all this while happily importing and consuming Chinese made crap so the total CO2 emissions from EU countries consumption are actually increasing at a rapid rate but since the CO2 emissions happen in China the incompetent politicians and ignorant consumers somehow think this does NOT count since it happens over there in China.

The incompetent Paris agreement on Climate Change also gave China a pass to increase their CO2 emissions until 2030 and since China's "cut" is keeping CO2 emissions at the 2030 level this means that China is incentivized to increase their CO2 emissions at a rapid rate and have them as high as possible by 2030 so they have to make no actual cuts.

Already China emits much more CO2 than USA and EU COMBINED and in the first quarter of 2018 China's emissions increased 4% in one freaking quarter.

UK needs to do a proper Brexit meaning a NO deal Brexit because with May's incompetent BrexNOT UK will be forced to fulfill insane demands like Macron just made.

Macron also revealed himself to also be a completely INCOMPETENT politician since Macron's idea is in essence "Hey France has made impossible promises that will destroy France's economy but I want UK to also be tied to these impossible promises so UK economy is also destroyed so the whole EU goes down in flames together with UK"

Only ones saved from this economic destruction through EU Climate change regulation are some of the Eastern EU members since they have only agreed to much smaller cuts (since NO green parties in them demanding crazy things like most Western EU countries have) and since they had huge CO2 emissions from their time as part of the Soviet Union influence and the old factories from that time that they kept going until the 2000's.

Macron is as INCOMPETENT as BrexNOT May and Open Borders Merkel.

Macron also has had strikes by hundreds of thousands of french people and many large roads completely closed for a day recently since Macron increased energy taxes including Diesel Tax heavily recently to collect more tax revenue and keep these impossible CO2 cutback promises France has made under Macron.

Once France's trade with UK collapses in a worst case scenario of a NO deal Brexit due to Macron incompetently supporting EU bureaucrat Barnier and Merkel who want to just punish UK and tie UK to EU forever the problems in France will be much larger than the energy tax/ diesel tax protests.

Kinuachdrach
Kinuachdrach

A parliamentary system is not like a Presidential system -- Mrs May could be replaced whenever her Conservative Party wants to replace her. First step would be for 1 in 5 of those Conservative Members of Parliament to call for a vote. Actually replacing here would take a much larger number of the Conservative MPs to vote against her.

Here's the rub, as Shakespeare would say -- there are not even 48 Conservative MPs with the testicular fortitude to call for that vote, even under today's circumstances. That gives a measure of how bereft of spine and leadership the English are today.

It also shows it is mere wishful thinking to imagine that the UK's leadership, once separated from the EU, will have the brains, the savvy, the determination to carve out a better place for themselves in the world. The current crop of incompetents is a far cry from the Brits of history.

caradoc-again
caradoc-again

I'm waiting for Irish tax to be determined by majority voting, against the terms of the Lisbon Treaty. France wants a flat tax field to make them as competitive comparatively to Ireland and everyone else.

Let's see what Ireland does then. Plebs will have forgotten the promises made by then so easily led where the elite want them.

Same for Brexit.

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