February 05, 2019

UK: May confirms she’s seeking to change the Brexit backstop, not remove it

Jack BuckbyRebel Contributor

The Prime Minister travelled to Northern Ireland today. She gave a speech in Belfast, where she reconfirmed her commitment to avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland. Theresa May used the opportunity to thank businesses who had supported her initial backstop plans, and to explain her plan to win over the EU and the Commons.

Given that the Commons has already voted in favour of the government finding “alternative arrangements” to the backstop, you could be forgiven for assuming that Theresa May was going to Northern Ireland to discuss the potential alternatives to the backstop. But, in her speech today, the Prime Minister explained that she is instead seeking changes to the backstop, and is not planning on removing it from her Brexit deal.

Mrs. May is no doubt giving in to the stubborn nature of the European Union after being told that the backstop is a necessity. I wonder whether her working group back in London know about that. Possibly not, given the press reported today that Downing Street had said the government is still considering alternatives.

In a bid to try and prove UK-Irish relations are as strong as ever, the Prime Minister also used her trip to Northern Ireland to float the possibility of a joint UK and Ireland bid for the 2030 World Cup. May said that the ties of “family and friendship” between the UK and Ireland are more important than ever, and that she would work with Irish leader Leo Varadkar to get the respective football associations to approve the idea.

So all in all, a bizarre kind of day for the Prime Minister. She stood up in front of the UK press, announced that she wouldn’t be seeking to remove the backstop despite what the Commons has already told her, and that she wants to improve UK-Irish relations through football.

Weird.

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commented 2019-02-06 02:52:03 -0500
The antics in today’s “Mother Of Parliaments” should remind even the most clueless amongst us as to how democracies can quickly devolve given the race to the bottom among feckless politicians… I did however just find the quote I had sought for several weeks now… It was indeed from Alan Paton’s “Cry The Beloved Country”… in part… "I need for the rest of my journey a star that will not play false to me… " And for each of us, that is ultimately the choice to be made…
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commented 2019-02-05 22:04:20 -0500
Keith, Vera Lynn is 102, her birthday is Mar.20 so she will be 103 . I hope she is still with us when the UK leaves on Mar 31. Maybe she will sing a song.
commented 2019-02-05 19:25:34 -0500
It is unfortunate but never the less a fact. All political party’s are infested by false flag politicians, they fly the flag of whatever party they join but are in fact NWO Marxist scum. It is these people who are doing everything in their power to keep the UK in the control of the EU. Theresa May is one of them.
The current, so called, Conservative Government truly is the worst Government in the history of Democracy. They are ignoring the will of the democratic vote, made by the citizens of the UK, in exchange for gold and Carl Marx. If Britain dose not make a clean break, away from the EU, on the 29th of March at 11pm then there will no longer be an England and Vera Lynn lied.
commented 2019-02-05 18:44:42 -0500
The main story isn’t about Brexit anymore, it’s about the incompetence 500 British Members of Parliament. Going on 3 years!