Theresa May plans Brexit speech to ‘assist’ her negotiating team. IT WON’T

Mrs May is expected to give European dignitaries her view on the state of Brexit talks.

How deluded can one person be?

It seems This Writer was being hopelessly optimistic when I speculated that the forthcoming speech by Theresa May (pushed back one day to September 22, I notice) might be both her own resignation and that of her ridiculous attempt at forming a minority government.

Alas, with the votes this week to transform the UK into a functioning dictatorship, she doesn’t seem all that desperate to do the decent thing.

That leaves us with the bizarre possibility that the crazy squatter in 10 Downing Street might actually be serious about trying to influence the Brexit negotiations – talks that have fallen flat on their backside thanks to the efforts (if you can call them that) of her crack(pot) team headed by David Davis.

Is she so demented that she doesn’t realise the UK is the weaker party in these negotiations and any attempt by her to strongarm the EU negotiators will be met with blank indifference?

If Michel Barnier bothers to lift a finger in response, it will probably be to make a rude gesture. What an embarrassment Theresa May really is.

Theresa May will travel to Florence next week to make a major speech on Brexit, in a bid to kickstart stalled talks with the EU.

She is expected to give European dignitaries her view on the state of Brexit talks and “assist” her negotiating team in nudging discussion on to critical future trading relations.

Government sources told The Independent the speech on September 22 should be seen as a “curtain raiser” to both the next round of Brexit talks and the October meeting of Europe’s national leaders, which will decide if “sufficient progress” has been made to begin trade talks.

The Prime Minister’s intervention in the historic Italian merchant city comes after the last round of talks ended with the EU, claiming Britain was “backtracking” on commitments and as Ms May’s negotiators continue to push for talks to advance on from withdrawal issues – inducing the settling of the UK’s financial obligations.

Read more: Theresa May to deliver major speech on Brexit after talks with EU stall


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6 thoughts on “Theresa May plans Brexit speech to ‘assist’ her negotiating team. IT WON’T

  1. Justin

    Just get Boris up there, cracking jokes with the bunch from the vote leave bus, they could tell the eu how strong and stable they are,how they saved the nhs, how silly professionals from the un are in telling them that our track record on disability is appalling or perhaps they should admit that the vote leave campaign backed up by their prominent smiling bunch was a pack of lies and all involved should resign and get a job pushing leaflets through doors on commission only.

  2. NMac

    Not only an embarrassment, but a danger to the vast majority of the population. These people have done more to harm the UK’s interests than any other government in recent history. However, they are so full of arrogance and their own self-importance that they will not loosen their grip on power easily.

  3. Barry Davies

    I doubt anything would have any effect on, the arrogant eurofederalist, that the eu have decided should be their person to make illegal demands on their behalf. Anyone who bothered to listen to or read the transcript of the State of the Union speech by Junker should now realise we are leaving the progressively less democratic would be superstate before it is to late.

  4. nikkiwilliamsyork

    To compound the craziness that only causes disruption to the economy – and the Tories are supposed to be safe hands when it comes to those – I have read two articles yesterday that imply in that speech on 22 September she is going to take her ball away and crash out of Europe with no deal at all.

    How that affects the Irish border beats me. Could the DUP open up talks with the Republic’s leaders with a deal to leave UK and become part of Ireland with loads of assurances that mirror the Good Friday Agreement? Part of that Agreement is the Province CAN have a referendum to leave UK and if it is a Yes to leave the UK has to allow it.

    Cats and pigeons come to mind.

    If May walks away on the 22nd, how many Tory MPs will vote with Labour in a vote of No Confidence?

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      The DUP won’t be holding an independence referendum; they’re unionists.
      If there’s no EU deal, then the Irish border question becomes a matter of reneging on the Good Friday Agreement and Mrs May risks going back to Troubled times. If that happens, I think we would be very deep inside Vote of No Confidence territory, although I can’t say I have any confidence that Conservative backbenchers would ever have the spine to vote against their own government.
      I don’t think she’ll walk away on September 22. I just don’t think she’ll help either.

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