Brexit and the Future UK Government

If press reports can be believed (here), today the UK government has reached a leaving deal with the EU. At the time of writing there are no details of this deal. Apparently there’s going to be an emergency Cabinet meeting about it tomorrow. This apparent deal will later be put to Parliament for a vote.

This is historic stuff, not only from an anglo-centric point of view, but also because there’s a lot of other countries in Europe who have had quite enough of the neo-con/American Empire entity known as the European Union (EU).

It’s all a real ball of wool that is very difficult to predict.

From the UK point of view, I did think there might be a general election before this Christmas. However, because Theresa May’s government has kept kicking the Brexit can down the road a pre-Christmas general election is no longer in the time frame.

After last year’s general election Theresa May’s government lost its majority, and is now only kept in power by the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), by a measure of just six votes.

It seems highly likely that the DUP will not accept May’s Brexit deal (what with the Irish border issues) and will withdraw support of the present Conservative government. This means that the government will no longer have a majority and will not be able to function/pass laws. In this event the Queen (who as sovereign really rules the UK) will have two choices: the Queen will either have to ask the opposition party to try and form a government – something that the Queen and the Establishment are unlikely to do, because the opposition party presently consists of Corbyn & Co – or else there will have to be a general election.

To repeat, this is all incredibly difficult to predict (ie, President Trump might start WW3 in the meantime) but it looks like there will be a general election in the UK in either February or March of next year, 2019.

It will be the most historic election since 1945.

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12 Responses to Brexit and the Future UK Government

  1. freddy says:

    When this started three or so years ago, when David Cameron, agreed to hold a BREXIT Referendum, ponifs claimed the U.K. economy would fall off a cliff.
    The U.K. economy has continued to tick along nicely, slightly picking up, with huge numbers of extra people getting jobs, meanwhile Germany is on the slide.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46205805
    German economy contracts for first time since 2015

    • freddy says:

      Italy might be in the process of crashing the Euro.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Wednesday
      One saving grace for the United Kingdom was Black Wednesday.
      We were on the road to fully aligning ourselves with the E.U. and it was expected that we would engulf ourselves in Euroland.
      The horror of Black Wednesday, put a stop to any more diving into more Europe – dead.
      If Greece had not joined Euroland they would not have spent the last decade begging.

  2. freddy says:

    If Black Wednesday had not happened, probably the U.K. would have eventually joined Euroland.
    This would have made BREXIT
    even more difficult to achieve.
    If the U.K. had joined the Euro, there would now be mass unemployment in our country, probably, also keeping Ireland on the bread/potato line.

  3. freddy says:

    The Italian government has defied the European Commission by sticking
    two fingers up to it.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46203605
    The Commission’s warning to Italy, the eurozone’s third-biggest economy, is an unprecedented move with regard to an European Union member state.

    It will now decide whether to begin disciplinary measures against the Rome government.

    Well, I back the new Italian government, who are putting their own people first, something the E.U. seems incapable of doing.

    I guess the E.U. in its present guise, will be gone in less than five years!

  4. freddy says:

    Here is a question for Macron and the E.U. elite,
    if the U.K. is such a basket case of misguided numpties
    why do people from other continents scramble past France to get into the U.K.?

    A group of suspected Iranian immigrants sailed into the Port of Dover in southwestern England at midnight Tuesday aboard a large fishing trawler they had stolen from a French port.
    https://sputniknews.com/europe/201811141069788529-iranian-migrants-french-boat-theft/

  5. freddy says:

    Bids to explore for oil and gas in the United Kingdom, including the North Sea have risen by almost 50% since 2016, according to new figures.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-46200819

    Oil/Gas industry in the U.K. Booming.

    • freddy says:

      Industry body Oil and Gas UK has hailed the latest discovery in the North Sea which could contain as many as 50 million barrels.

      Azinor Catalyst said it had struck oil at Agar-Plantain in the Viking Graben area in the Northern North Sea.

      Oil and Gas UK said it showed the importance of maintaining strong investment.

      Market intelligence manager Ross Dornan said the “sizeable discovery” was “very welcome”.

      The discovery contains an estimated 15 million to 50 million barrels of recoverable resources.

      Oil and Gas UK’s Mr Dornan said: “This is further evidence that the improved competitiveness of the industry is encouraging a pick-up in investment.

      It just keeps on flowing.
      Good News for U.K. Economy

  6. freddy says:

    It is beginning to look like the President of the Rich has raised taxes to the limit of acquiescence
    of the ordinary French people?
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1045369/emmanuel-macron-protest-france-gilets-jaunes-fuel-protest

    MP Gilbert Collard, a close Le Pen ally, said the French had reached their “tax threshold”.

    He told Europe 1 radio on Wednesday: “We have reached a critical threshold – any new tax imposed by the government will inevitably irritate the French.

    “We are the most taxed country in the world … the French have had enough.”

    He suggested the government tax aircraft fuel instead.

    Is Macron for the French or against them?

  7. JOML says:

    Rob, yes, interesting times. Even the Scottish Tory MPs, including the cabinet’s Secretary of State for Scotland, have written to May warning her not to betray the fishing industry. It may just be a ploy on their part but perhaps not, as they could all lose the seats in a GE.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hUUvZMzhSB0

  8. freddy says:

    Two government ministers have resigned, so far, today, including the new BREXIT Secretary.
    If it gets to five, that’ll be the skids under her “deal”

    • freddy says:

      After Dominic Rabb has resigned
      over two points
      1) would damage the integrity of the United Kingdom
      2) EU would hold the whip hand over the U.K. for ever

      If the geezer who has been doing the deal jacks it in, what hope for Theresa May to last till Christmas?

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