November 06, 2018

Labour Won’t Vote for May’s Brexit Deal

Jack BuckbyRebel Contributor

The Brexit deal that the Prime Minister was claimed to have made in secret with the EU won’t be supported by Labour, it turns out. The deal that Downing Street has called “speculation” appeared to be an attempt by the Prime Minister to bring together Remainers and Brexiteers alike, essentially encouraging MPs to vote for a deal that keeps the UK temporarily inside the Customs Union, to avoid a border between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

Of course, the deal doesn’t actually solve anything. It just kicks the can down the road and means we can technically leave the EU in March, while buying some extra time to work out those pesky…details. But Labour isn’t on board, potentially throwing May’s plans into the air.

Shadow chancellor and unapologetic socialist, John McDonnell, told Newsnight last night that the Labour Party would reject any customs arrangement with the EU…unless it was permanent. Amazing, isn’t it? Labour have been so vague on their position on Brexit, but this really sets it in stone for us. They want Britain to be a vassal state and a colony of the EU. They want us to be bound to Customs Union rules and regulations without having any say on the matter. It’s the worst case of political masochism I’ve ever seen.

If this is true, though, it means that Parliament is significantly more likely to reject her deal with the European Union when the crunch day comes. There ain’t much time left, either! An agreement with the European Union needs to be made no later than the last week of November, and then it needs to go to Parliament. The news that Labour isn’t on board with her policy will no doubt be troubling to Mrs. May – as will the news that Brexiteers in the Tories are unlikely to agree to the proposal either.

Boris Johnson is clearly leading a revolt in the Tories against the proposal, and even moderate Brexiteer columnists and activists are speaking out against the deal. Iain Martin, columnist for The Times, wrote on Twitter:

“Still necessary to repeat this, it seems. No country, certainly not the UK, would sign up to have its territory divided by a foreign power, or to be locked in someone else’s customs union in perpetuity with no rights to leave.”

Well I’m sorry to say, but it seems like the Prime Minister is willing to do exactly that.

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commented 2018-11-08 10:43:39 -0500
Boris Johnson is Britains only hope for sanity in leadership
commented 2018-11-07 04:05:22 -0500
It will all eventually come out into the open… One hopes sooner than later… This “little missus” has been spinning lies to the British people for years… One can only hope that the hard “reality” of the Churchill years will kick in sooner than later… Whatever happened to the character of the British people of those years? Too much dope smoking? Too many easy “pints”? Too many people living off “mummy’s” inheritance?
commented 2018-11-06 20:04:37 -0500
Keith Barnes—-At least I found out what is wrong with one of them. Nigel interviewed Boris Johnson’s dad, one of the Greenest of the Greens; he makes Elizabeth May look Far Right. Even if Boris doesn’t follow suit, some strange things have to rub off with a father like him.
commented 2018-11-06 17:58:18 -0500
Theresa May and her fellow Remainers are nothing more than Traitors to their Country, they are the people who believed the Marxist Teachers that brainwashed them during their educational years. To show there true colors they would be better of with Corbyn and his merry deadbeats.
Where are Rees-Mogg, Johnson and Davis? Their silence is LOUD.