Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Theresa May Gets Taken to the Woodshed

The British prime minister, beset with Brexit bungling, reminds us why Westminster truly is the Mother of all Parliaments

After enduring this drubbing, May headed to Europe for what some are calling her "Desperation Tour" trying to find someone willing to renegotiate the Brexit deal that's a non-starter in Parliament. There's some agreement on the part of the EU to "clarify" terms but no apparent appetite for yet another deal.


Toby said...

I listen to BBC quite a bit. (one of the benefits of Internet streaming) Frequently I hear Brits exclaim that the vote was to leave the EU. Dead stop. Theresa May keeps trying to renegotiate the deal and those I'm listening to want no part of it. I'm surprised that she still has her seat.

That video and the one following it are good examples of Parliament revolt. Canada could use a bit of that.

The Mound of Sound said...

Unfortunately many who voted "leave" imagined the UK would be so much more prosperous - and white. Then they discovered that they were screwed and now they've got cold feet.

Farage could tell them anything they wanted to hear. They can't vote him out of office or hold any of the "leave" faction accountable.

If they want a hard Brexit, fine. The Euros would just as soon see them gone than drag this out any longer.

Trailblazer said...

The UK and the USA have become dysfunctional.
This is a consequence of 50% +1 is a majority that governs!
Imagine walking the street where we are divided into winners and losers by one person!!


The Mound of Sound said...

For the past two days I've been scouring the web for everything I can get out of the Brit House of Commons. The debates have been extraordinary and light years beyond anything I ever saw in our HoC. Through it I've gained a new respect for Ms. May. She can really hold her own. Boris is also brilliant in debate but he's a manipulative SoB. Johnson has tried to nail a position where he has the breakaway Tories and Labour on the same side. Corbyn isn't having it. He can't. It's been more than entertaining, sometimes even a bit unsettling.