Theresa May wants to ‘get on’ with Brexit next week. This is what it means

The Tory Brexit policy, explained by cartoonist Dave Brown.

The nightmare continues.

According to her diary, Theresa May will return to work this week by grappling with Brexit. Here are some of the issues with which she’ll have to grapple:

She’ll have to deal with backstabbing by grandees in her own party. Michael Heseltine has already stuck his axe in, saying the Tories won’t see the process through because they’ll lose an election within the next two years:

Mrs May is facing pressure over legal advice she is said to have received, stating that she can halt Brexit at any time:

The prominent lawyer Jessica Simor QC, from Matrix chambers, has written to May asking her to release the legal advice under the Freedom of Information Act. Simor says she has been told by “two good sources” that the prime minister has been advised “that the article 50 notification can be withdrawn by the UK at any time before 29 March 2019 resulting in the UK remaining in the EU on its current favourable terms.

“Such advice would also accord with the view of Lord Kerr, who was involved in drafting article 50, of Jean-Claude Piris, former director general of the EU council’s legal service, and of Martin Selmayr, a lawyer and head of cabinet to the European commission president.” She says “there is no time to waste” and adds: “It is important that this advice is made available to the British public and their representatives in parliament as soon as possible.”

The question is pressing because questions are being asked about donations made by Vote Leave to smaller ‘Leave’ campaigns in the run-up to the EU referendum, casting doubt on the legality of the campaign and the validity of that vote:

During the EU referendum, Vote Leave made several “donations” – often into the hundreds of thousands of pounds – to smaller, pro-Brexit campaigners with a shared mission. Vote Leave chose not to register these as “referendum expenses”. Lawyers argue this was a breach of campaign spending rules, used by the official Leave campaign to overreach its £7 million spending cap.

Labour is delighted at the prospect of the Tories dropping the Brexit ball, and cannot wait to take over:

The Department for Exiting the European Union has made a bald statement on the future…

… but there’s just one problem: Nobody believes it.

One reason for that is probably the fact that trust in the person who set up that department – Theresa May – is crash-diving:

The study by ORB International  – seen by The Telegraph – found that nearly two thirds of people disapprove of the Government’s Brexitnegotiations.

The findings suggest that Mrs May‘s much trumpeted speech in Florence has failed to convince Britons that her team will make a success of the Brexit talks.

They will also throw into question the justification of Mrs May’s supporters of why she has to remain as Prime Minister.

So, with Brexit, we come back to the fact that people simply don’t believe that Theresa May is able to govern.

Ultimately, the Brexit question is the same as we were asking last week: When will Theresa May put us all out of her misery and give us the new general election we all want, so we can put all of this nonsense behind us?

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2 thoughts on “Theresa May wants to ‘get on’ with Brexit next week. This is what it means

  1. marcusdemowbray

    May’s words, printed on the front page of the Sunday Torygraph yesterday, chilled me. There are other examples in history of what she was saying. For example when Hitler and Gaddafi finally realised that they were loosing power and loosing the war they ordered that everything should be destroyed….a “scorched earth” policy. May’s words were the same, she NEEDS to stay in power to complete her task and she will see UK destroyed if she can stay in control long enough.

    Chilling proof that she is a delusional megalomaniac.

  2. Barry Davies

    It’s time the eu stopped messing about illegally demanding money they are not entitled to and pretending its our fault the talks are not progressing, they don’t stick to their own regulations but expect everyone else to. Take the Spanish government attacking its own citizens in Catalunya for example, clear breach of article 7 and the eu supports them because they could lose money. Until the remainers understand the corrupt democratically deficient eu is nothing to do with them other than the money they pay for it, we will be left with the Clegg of this world doing their utmost to protect their eu pensions.

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