The Prime Minister, Teresa May, has had a hard time of it. MP’s calling her this and that and an unholy state of unrequited political get up and go. As far as I’m concerned, this is just a political impasse. Nothing more, nothing less. I spent a long time reading various books on the European Union – long before the referendum – and came to a conclusion that it would be complicated triangle of negotiated point scoring if we had voted to get out. No surprises then.
And what did we do? Pass the ‘Finish’ line and keep our fingers crossed.
Any Prime Minister is faced with problems that cannot be foreseen. This is just politics for you. If anyone thought it would be easy to pass the EU by, then more fool you. The Commissioners would make a tough game of it, make no mistake. Since the Marshall Plan back in the 1940’s they have hung on the EU as a sovereign state and woe betide anyone who tries to leave it. The EU chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, shines on intransigence and all the rest are with him.
But how long for?
Italy and Bavaria are hanging in the balance and other states are not far behind, where immigration is concerned. It won’t be long before all hell breaks loose. And as for our White Paper, well let’s see. We have come up with a solution on our leaving (despite all the media getting their underwear in a twist, May must go etc etc) but will Barnier accept it? I think not but who knows.
The Prime Minister has done well. I doubt if Jeremy Corbyn would do better – he would give the UK away no problem and to hell with the money makers and so on. Theresa May has had the inglorious task of keeping her Cabinet together and this she has achieved despite a resignation or two (on policy, do note). Why don’t the wingers just shut up and let her get on with the job, it’s hard enough as it is. Not since the Second World War have we had to make such a trying decision.
So, all (and I mean everybody) of us had better be silent and wait for the final delivery of an exit from the European Union. We’ll just have to get a grip and hope. Hope that we don’t be cast into a financial wilderness!