This is the reason Theresa May’s own MPs are stabbing her in the back over the cost of Brexit

Here’s an argument that rings true: Hardline Brexiteer Tories think they can dupe us into blaming Brussels for blackmailing Britain, when the facts betray nothing of the sort.

They must think we’re all stupider than they are.

I do hope they’re mistaken.

The so-called Brexit bill – in fact a calculation to be made of the UK’s share of projects that we have already agreed to – is something that Theresa May cannot settle because of a deliberate strategy of the hard line Brexiteers on the right wing of her party.

They are in a panic because opinion polls are showing that public opinion has not rallied, as expected, behind Brexit. If anything, it is edging the other way and could well go further as the chaos, confusion and economic damage of the Tory Brexitshambles becomes more and more apparent.

The Brexiteers therefore want to have a row about money, and keep it going as long as possible.

They calculate that this is a subject they can portray as a grasping EU trying to blackmail Britain into paying an unwarranted exit fee. They rely on the complexity of the issue which they hope will deter people from looking beyond the headlines. The tried and tested tactic of Blaming Brussels will, they hope, deflect public disquiet away from them and lessen calls for a rethink on Brexit itself.

Source: Why May can’t settle on the money  – Richard Corbett


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6 thoughts on “This is the reason Theresa May’s own MPs are stabbing her in the back over the cost of Brexit

  1. Barry Davies

    Unfortunately the eu does not accept our bill to them for our part of the superstructure which we paid to be built and other claims we have on monies form the eu so it is the eu being intransigent and demanding monies it isn’t entitled to and using this as blackmail to try to get better rights for eu citizens than for non eu citizens in the UK when we leave, a divisive and bigoted approach if ever there was one.

  2. Roy Beiley

    Nice try. But only Farage could whip up the necessary public anti-EU frenzy required and he appears to have become The Invisible Man of politics.

  3. NMac

    The cost of Tory Britain as, one way and another, they attempt to turn back the clock. In this case only half a century – but in other cases back to the 19th century.

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