Theresa May seems hell-bent on ruining her own Brexit deal.
She’s been on a tour around the UK, allegedly drumming up support for her Brexit agreement. The only people who’ll be allowed to vote on it are MPs, so the whole junket seems pointless – unless she’s betting on members of the public calling their representatives to demand support for the deal. That’s a long shot.
Today she appeared before the Commons liaison committee to discuss her deal and, instead of providing information as requested, all she wanted to do was waffle.
Asked if she had a “plan B” if she loses the vote on her Brexit deal, all Mrs May would say was that her deal was good and this was a matter for Parliament.
At another point, she suggested that she would activate full planning for a “no deal” Brexit if MPs vote down her deal.
This assumes that she would be in a position to do so – and that is not certain at all. MPs may trigger a “no confidence” vote in her, and a general election. Given this performance, they would be justified in doing so.
The way she twisted and turned is unbelievable: “If the House were to vote down the deal that has been agreed – given that the European Union has been clear that this is the deal that has been agreed and this is the deal that is on the table – then obviously decisions would need to be taken in relation the action that would need to be taken.” What?
Mrs May also refused to say explicitly that, if she lost the vote, the UK would definitely leave the EU with no deal.
Her performance failed to convince anybody, it seems:
This isn't going well…. Theresa May is now resorting to Death Stares #LiaisonCommittee pic.twitter.com/QHMMML4RMS
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That was quite bizarre. No support in #LiaisonCommittee for May (that I heard), and she performed incredibly badly. Repetitive, intransigent, not hearing the questions? Not understanding them? Or just fingers in ears oblivious to anything other than repeating soundbites.
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What are we to make of this waffle? It seems Mrs May – and the rest of her government, considering the intransigence we’re seeing over the legal advice informing the Brexit deal – is demanding our support while refusing to provide any reason for it.
I can’t; I won’t. And I certainly wouldn’t expect any MP with an ounce of integrity to do so.
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Like Nero she plays on
I am trying to understand how we can have a no deal Brexit when there hasn’t been any preparations done if we go on WTO rules…there is simply no support in parliament for this to happen
I caught a bit of this performance this morning, more by accident than design. I tried to keep watching but, when even her own Sarah Wollaston couldn’t get more than May’s way being the only way out of the quavering wreck that is meant to be the UK’s leader, I had to give up. I really pity the MPs who had to sit through all this, trying desperately to get some iota of future plans out of her.
It’s quite obvious that she doesn’t have a clue what “brexit” is all about, to her it’s a matter of keeping her position at No 10, nothing else matters, AND she want’s to go head to head with Jeremy, how deluded can one person be?
Beneath the waffle there are serious omissions, serious deceptions and serious lies. May and her Tory cohorts are thoroughly corrupt.