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It seems entirely likely that Theresa May will provoke another rift between the UK and the EU, making a speech that will prove to our European partners the gap between the UK prime minister and reality.

Mrs May’s speech is an attempt to warn the EU not to let ideology put its citizens at risk – but that is exactly what she is doing by insisting on pushing through the UK’s departure from the bloc.

We know now that there is no possible future in which the UK can benefit from Brexit – but Mrs May says she will go ahead with it. She is therefore hell-bent on harming her countrymen and women.

Why? Ideology.

She sees an opportunity to roll back progress and remove protections enjoyed by UK citizens, that may have been introduced by reforming UK governments but have been protected for the last four decades by the EU.

She is looking forward to stripping us of our rights as workers – and even as human beings – there is no mention of such things in the EU (Withdrawal) Bill currently crawling through Parliament.

In that way, as the country slides into Third World irrelevance, she hopes that she and her fellow Tories will be able to hog the lion’s share of the little that will be left to us – pushing the vast majority of the population into the gutter.

“You voted for it,” she’ll say.

I wonder how many Brexiters will be telling Remainers, “You lost – get over it,” as the Tories repossess their homes and send them to the new workhouses that Dominic Raab apparently wants to open.

For the EUrocrats, the hypocrisy is probably even simpler than that. They’ll look at the “deep-seated ideology” that encouraged Mrs May, as Home Secretary, to cut funding to the police and security services, creating the “rigid institutional restrictions” that allowed terrorist attacks like the Manchester Arena bombing to happen.

Consider, also:

One thing is certain:

Nobody on the Continent is going to take any lectures from the dung-plated dunce whose tenure at the top has caused the deaths of so many of her own people – those she was elected to protect.

The EU could put its citizens at risk if it allows ideology or rigid institutions to blind its leaders to the need to cooperate against terror threats, Theresa May will say on Saturday, proposing a new UK-EU treaty on intelligence and security.

The prime minister risks a rift with Europe in a speech in which she will say the UK wants to stay closely aligned with Europe on security policy, but that “rigid institutional restrictions” or “deep-seated ideology” could leave gaps that terrorists and organised criminals may seek to exploit.

Source: Theresa May to warn EU not to put ideology before citizens’ safety | Politics | The Guardian

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