Why Theresa May will deliver a tougher Brexit than any Brexiteer


Blackleaf
#1
Brexit, under Mrs May, will be tougher and more uncompromising than an EU departure led by any of the Brexit original team, particularly an instinctive pro-immigration, pro-globalisation figure like Boris Johnson.

So those Brexit backers who feel that the vote has been stolen from them should not despair...

Why Theresa May will deliver a tougher Brexit than any Brexiteer


Harry de Quetteville
13 July 2016
The Telegraph


Theresa May makes a statement on Monday after her rival Andrea Leadsom pulled out of the Conservative leadership race Credit: Bloomberg

When I was a correspondent in Jerusalem, elections were fraught affairs. Many of my fellow hacks, and some of the more idealistic voters I met, took the view that a new prime minister, leading a new government, could mean the difference between war and peace. In Israel, that is no idle talk.

Bitterly partisan, each side loathed the other. Broadly, peaceniks praying for a Left-wing triumph led by Labor poured scorn on the security hawks, who dismissed them in turn as hippy lunatics and kept their fingers crossed for Likud.

Life and death seemed to hang on the outcome. Winners, inevitably, celebrated feverishly. Losers took it hard.

But then reality intervened. The winners took office. And once in power they realised that the first thing they had to do to govern the whole country was appeal precisely to those voters who had backed the other side and were still weeping into their coffee.

This led to some odd situations. Left of centre governments, whose supporters yearned for a successful conclusion to the so-called “Middle East Peace Process”, set out instead to reassure sceptical hawks and establish their security credentials. Settlements were built not dismantled.

Then when the Right got into government, the reverse became true. So Israelis were treated to the spectacle of Ariel Sharon, military hawk supreme, ordering a dramatic withdrawal of settlers from Gaza and the West Bank.


Ariel Sharon

The medical profession has a term for this: “a paradoxical reaction”. It is used to describe drugs that produce the opposite effect to the one intended – tranquillisers stimulating aggressive behaviour, for example.

Since the Brexit vote on June 23, we have seen the paradoxical reaction in astonishing effect in British politics.

A small group of people brought off the most dramatic coup in the politics of this island since 1945, garnering the support of 17.4 million people in the process – the largest single vote of support in these isles for anything, ever.

The 17.4 million might reasonably have expected their heroes to be propelled unstoppably into the corridors of power. But we all know what happened next. Murder on the Orient Express looks a logical, credible thriller by comparison.

Now we have Theresa May, a Remainer, about to take office. As she does so, she will be dogged by Brexiteer critics who suspect she will do the dirty on them, and soft-soap the UK’s departure from Europe. But I bet on the reverse.

Brexit, under Mrs May, will be tougher and more uncompromising than an EU departure led by any of the Brexit original team, particularly an instinctive pro-immigration, pro-globalisation figure like Boris Johnson.

So those Brexit backers who feel that the vote has been stolen from them should not despair. This Remain PM will do a far better job than any Brexiteer, because unlike them, she has to prove, to show in the most unequivocal terms, that she can be trusted to deliver. The paradoxical reaction compels her to be uncompromising. It is a process likely to start with the formation of her Cabinet.


Talking tough: May (shown above on Monday) says the Brexit vote means freedom of movement to the UK must end



Why Theresa May will deliver a tougher Brexit than any Brexiteer
Last edited by Blackleaf; Jul 13th, 2016 at 10:50 AM..
 
Tecumsehsbones
#2
Kool-Aid. . . drunk.
 
Kreskin
+1
#3
Her and Trump will be bringing the $1.25 per hour jobs back from China.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#4
She's Queen Elizabeth's 13th Prime Minister.

13. Damn.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#5
Another one that looks like she has more balls that her husband. Brits seem to like that in a woman.
 
Tecumsehsbones
+2
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Another one that looks like she has more balls that her husband. Brits seem to like that in a woman.

If Blackmold's any indication, a sheet of drywall has more balls than Briddish men.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
+1
#7
What do you consider to be a "tough Brexit"? You tell the Europeans that you're not going to give an inch to any of them and they'll say: "You have nothing to give, Rosbif. Au revoir et mange la merde!"

That 'll learn 'em!
 
B00Mer
No Party Affiliation
#8
The UK is becoming more, and more insignificant to the World every day.

 
Dexter Sinister
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Brexit, under Mrs May, will be tougher and more uncompromising than an EU departure led by any of the Brexit original team, particularly an instinctive pro-immigration, pro-globalisation figure like Boris Johnson... May...says the Brexit vote means freedom of movement to the UK must end

Wouldn't it also mean freedom of movement of UK citizens around the EU ends? I don't think you Brexiters understand the position you're in. You can't be tough and uncompromising in negotiating Britain's exit from the EU, you have nothing the EU particularly needs or wants, you're negotiating from a position of weakness. The EU is unlikely to be kind to you and certainly has no need to be. In fact I think it's likely to punish you, to discourage nationalist movements in other member states. Time will tell, I may be wrong and I hope I am, I'd hate to see the destruction of the UK, but Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain and I believe the Scottish nationalists could now win the referendum to leave the UK. I think you've just shot yourselves in the foot and may have sown the seeds of your own destruction.
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
#10
How did George Soros "break the Bank of England?"...
In Britain, Black Wednesday (September 16, 1992) is known as the day that speculators broke the pound.
How did George Soros "break the Bank of England"? | Investopedia

George Soros: EU exit risks 'black Friday'
https://www.theguardian.com/business...lack-wednesday

well, there you have it: a "look out!" from the man you have to "look out!" for
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Brexit, under Mrs May, will be tougher and more uncompromising than an EU departure led by any of the Brexit original team, particularly an instinctive pro-immigration, pro-globalisation figure like Boris Johnson.

So those Brexit backers who feel that the vote has been stolen from them should not despair...

Why Theresa May will deliver a tougher Brexit than any Brexiteer



Why Theresa May will deliver a tougher Brexit than any Brexiteer


We don't really give a continental f**k about that stuff out here in the colonies!
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
#12
Yes, we here in the colon are a long way from the crown
 
Dexter Sinister
No Party Affiliation
+1
#13
Some of us care. All my ancestral roots are in the UK, I have relatives and friends there, I've visited the place several times and loved it, it felt familiar and home-like in a way no other place I've been as a tourist has felt.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

What do you consider to be a "tough Brexit"? You tell the Europeans that you're not going to give an inch to any of them

Yep. The EU needs Britain more than Britain needs the EU and the EU will do as we tell them.

The new Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, has been a rabid eurosceptic for years and he will be a tough negotiator. I also expect him to tell the EU that Britain will no longer be accepting free movement of people.

 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
#15
Is Boris Johnson getting a little overwhelmed with his own perception of his self importance.....aka Asshole?
 
Blackleaf
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Quote:

Brexit, under Mrs May, will be tougher and more uncompromising than an EU departure led by any of the Brexit original team, particularly an instinctive pro-immigration, pro-globalisation figure like Boris Johnson

Wow. How spectacularly wrong I was. Seems crazy now, reading that.

Maybe the clever Mr Hoid will use this as one of his many examples that he'll soon be showing us.
 
Blackleaf
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Is Boris Johnson getting a little overwhelmed with his own perception of his self importance...………..aka Asshole?

Why's he an arsehole? For trying to honour the democratic will of the people and wanting to defeat those who are trying to thwart it?

Oh yeah, bad bad man. Terrible man. Arrogant.

Such a leader wanting to honour democracy is an undemocratic tyrant, a dictator, as those Remainers have been rightly telling us over the last seven weeks.

Unfortunately, though, we can't get rid of this despicable democracy-loving arsehole because the Remainers, who have spent weeks calling democratic Boris an "undemocratic tyrant" and a "dictator", won't let him hold a General Election!

So, unfortunately, the British people are lumbered with a PM who wants to do all he can to honour the democratic decision those British people made over three years ago.

It's a sad state of affairs...
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Blackleaf
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Quote:

Brexit, under Mrs May, will be tougher and more uncompromising than an EU departure led by any of the Brexit original team, particularly an instinctive pro-immigration, pro-globalisation figure like Boris Johnson.

https://youtu.be/bhrOG_bsNuw
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Why's he an arsehole? For trying to honour the democratic will of the people and wanting to defeat those who are trying to thwart it?

Oh yeah, bad bad man. Terrible man. Arrogant.

Such a leader wanting to honour democracy is an undemocratic tyrant, a dictator, as those Remainers have been rightly telling us over the last seven weeks.

Unfortunately, though, we can't get rid of this despicable democracy-loving arsehole because the Remainers, who have spent weeks calling democratic Boris an "undemocratic tyrant" and a "dictator", won't let him hold a General Election!

So, unfortunately, the British people are lumbered with a PM who wants to do all he can to honour the democratic decision those British people made over three years ago.

It's a sad state of affairs...


Well it looks like he'll be short lived where he can do any more damage! More guts than a slaughterhouse that boy. His learning curve is pretty steep!
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Is Boris Johnson getting a little overwhelmed with his own perception of his self importance.....aka Asshole?

We call that: "becoming Trumpified".
 
Serryah
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Wow. How spectacularly wrong I was. Seems crazy now, reading that.

Maybe the clever Mr Hoid will use this as one of his many examples that he'll soon be showing us.


So... did you learn anything from this?


Like, how your faith in BoJo might be wrong too?
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
#22
So goes the will of people and the idea of democracy too...if you think that is a victory, well...

YAY tyranny!!!! ( Holy F*cK are youze nuts? Remember the brown shirts smarty pantz!)

Next will be the part where hundreds of millions of unarmed citizens get the axe of love from their own psychotic nutbar pedo bitch MASTERS.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

We call that: "becoming Trumpified".


Trump is a Prince compared to this fcuking raving lunatic and about 6 times as smart. Trump generally stops after the "talk", this lunatic just dives right in head first and emerges looking like shit.
 
Hoid
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

https://youtu.be/bhrOG_bsNuw

no brexit under MAy at all

looks like you got that one wrong
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

no brexit under MAy at all
looks like you got that one wrong

Yeah. Spectacularly.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Trump is a Prince compared to this fcuking raving lunatic and about 6 times as smart. Trump generally stops after the "talk", this lunatic just dives right in head first and emerges looking like shit.

What policies and/or beliefs make Johnson a raving lunatic?

Do you consider it to be raving lunacy on his part for trying to deliver the British people's democratic decision?

If so, it YOU who is the raving lunatic, not Boris.

As for your comments on Johnson's supposed stupidity: this is a man who studied classics at Eton, can speak Latin and Ancient Greek and wrote a fabulous book on his hero Winston Churchill.