December 17, 2018

UK: No. 10 escalates “no deal” Brexit planning

Jack BuckbyRebel Contributor

Prime Minister Theresa May has been back in Brussels after delaying the meaningful vote on her Brexit deal last week, but she has had little success. The European Union has reconfirmed that they are not willing to reopen negotiations for the Withdrawal Agreement, meaning Mrs. May has nothing to offer Members of Parliament who would be willing to support the deal if the backstop provisions were scrapped.

Instead, Mrs. May is planning on seeking reassurances, but we’ll have to wait and see whether that’s enough to sway Tory and Labour MPs. I doubt very much it will convince anyone from the DUP.

The natural response to this, of course, is planning for a No Deal Brexit. We’ve been told by the government many times before that they’ve planned for No Deal, but I suspect nobody really thought it would happen. Still, I’m not convinced it either will, or even can happen. Would our Parliament really let it happen? We have a very small group of Brexiteers who would be willing to work with a No Deal exit from the EU, and a vast majority who would use whatever power they can pull together to stop it.

Parliament has the power to vote down Mrs. May’s deal, and I suspect they’ll have the power to throw a spanner in the works and stop a No Deal exit, too.

Regardless, the government is getting ready for it. I know Theresa May has lied before, but I believe her when she says she doesn’t want another referendum. She knows it would be betraying the trust of the British people and she wouldn’t want to destroy her legacy in one fell swoop. Mrs. May also wants to avoid a “hard Brexit”, and so I know she’ll fight tooth and nail for her deal – but if it fails, I would expect her to push for No Deal.

Chancellor Philip Hammond has put together a plan to hand over £2 billion to transport, energy, law enforcement and healthcare in the event of a No Deal Brexit. Speaking to The Sun, a government source said :

“The Chancellor knows what needs to be done and if action is necessary you will see decisions very soon.”

And I think we just might.

While the cabinet discusses a second referendum, and Mrs. May continues to slam the idea, I think Hammond will make these plans in the background in case everything goes to hell.

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commented 2018-12-29 12:11:46 -0500
To Bogo, J R-Mogg and all the rest of the Brexiteers, I would say; it is time for you to show your battle flags and make a strong stand against May and her Marxist friends. Real Britain’s are getting tired of your ‘Out means Out’ and similar phrases, that all end up on the shelve. Prove to the British people that you meant what you have previously stated and get Britain out of the NWO Marxist EU / UN….Dumping May would be a good start. Or are the cushy jobs you have, going to take precedence…. Where have all the Limey’s gone?
commented 2018-12-18 12:07:17 -0500
Right on! out at any cost.
commented 2018-12-18 11:12:51 -0500
What is needed right now, is for somebody to stand up and expose the MSM for the out and out lies they tell. Newspapers are nothing but Pulp Fiction and the likes of the ‘Red’ Sky News and Communist BBC should all be taken to Court for spreading false news.
As a one time Brit, I cannot believe what is happening to once great Britain.
Where have all the British gone?
commented 2018-12-17 16:41:43 -0500
…that PM May never intended to go ahead with Brexit.
commented 2018-12-17 14:16:15 -0500
PM May is a perfect example of Monte Pythons “Upper Class Twit” . . .
commented 2018-12-17 14:05:00 -0500
The Brits should just leave and face what comes. They have faced worse.
commented 2018-12-17 13:48:31 -0500
Clean break from the EU is the only way. Problem is May dose not have a majority in the House. Labour and Lib-Dem’s are frothing at the mouth.
commented 2018-12-17 11:58:03 -0500
Note the No Deal petition has overtaken the Second Referendum petition. Now that is the UK I know.
commented 2018-12-17 11:07:02 -0500
The Conservatives had their chance to dump May. They failed. It was a last chance moment. May doesn’t want Brexit and is doing everything and anything possible to sink it. She is soooo concerned about the people who voted against it than for the people who voted for it. Maybe she should rule for the people who voted UKIP and Labour. Just watch her head explode. Well, with a bit of luck…
commented 2018-12-17 11:01:20 -0500
Hard Brexit is the only way the UK will extricate itself from the far left bureaucratic spider’s web that is the EU.