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Thursday, 9 August 2018

"British sovereign self-government must be restored"

"British sovereign self-government must be restored". So writes AEP in the Telegraph this morning (£). The gist of the piece is
1. The EU is essentially a lawless criminal cabal with an ethos of rule-breaking utterly antithetical to more honest, principled Brits; a sclerotic Empire focused solely on its own interests. There is no international law, no solemn contract, no bilateral treaty and no legal obligation that they will not breach, ignore, twist or pervert to their own ends, using their corrupt Freisler-court the ECJ to whitewash the crime scenes.

2. Theresa May is a wet hen without the nous to run a whelk stall. The 1922 committee should ditch her pronto and select a Leader willing to fight for Britain. Boris fits the bill.
'The cold reality for Brexiteers is that if they do not like Chequers [the Robbins Plan - Ed], they must mobilise and fight. Shanker Singham, a former WTO negotiator at the Institute of Economic Affairs, says nothing can be achieved as long as Britain clings to the EU’s regulatory structure and the perennial Acquis.  “We’re prevented from doing any deals until we have clearly taken the customs union and the single market off the table. Nobody wants to talk to us. The moment Chequers came out we ceased to be of any relevance to the US,” he said.

“We need a leader who is willing to get out of this halfway house, blast through the barriers, and play hardball with the EU. At that point the cohesion in Europe will break down,” he said.'
Well, Tory remainers have shown already how much they are spooked by Boris. The well-concerted efforts supported by May yesterday over his innocuous Burqa comments. And there could be no greater vote of confidence in Boris' ability than Dominic Grieves's promise to quit the party if Boris wins. I'd love to be a bluebottle on Anna Soubry's gin glass to catch her response.

And though Michael Gove will be back next month with his colon newly pressure-washed, his zits squeezed and forty new words in his vocabulary book, Boris has learnt his lesson and will keep the Govelet at arm-plus-dagger length. Particularly when his back is turned.

This is turning out to be a duck-August after all; the turbid waters beneath the surface of Tory tranquillity may well break, to our nation's benefit. 

13 comments:

Nick Drew said...

Martin Kettle thinks you are right, Mr R

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/09/boris-johnson-lead-grim-insular-britain-trump

(in his own sweet way)

DeeDee99 said...

It's the LibCons who are screaming blue murder about Boris' fairly innocuous remarks about the appearance of burka-clad women; the same LibCons who are trying to actually overturn the result of the EU Referendum, or at the very least render it meaningless via Treason May's Chequers Plan.

So this isn't about Muslims or the burka. It's about the future of the Conservative Party.

Is it to be the LibCon version, so beloved of Cameron, which is barely indistinguishable from Blair's Labour. Or is it to be a more robustly conservative version.

A majority of the Party Members want a real Brexit and a conservative PM; which is why the LibCons are so desperate to trash BoJo and keep his name off the ballot paper.

Whether they are prepared to lose a General Election (and probably more than one) in order to achieve their aims, remains to be seen.

Budgie said...

DeeDee99, Of course the "LibCons" in the Tory party are prepared to lose a general election. Grieve for example has said he would leave the Tories if Boris became leader, for example, so losing a few elections is not an issue with them.

rapscallion said...

"Dominic Grieves's promise to quit the party if Boris wins"

. . . and that tells you all you need to know about Grieve and his ilk. Hopefully Soubry and the rest of the Remoaner filth can follow suit.

Hectgor Drummond, Vile Novelist said...

"The EU are essentially a lawless criminal cabal with an ethos of rule-breaking utterly antithetical to more honest, principled Brits; a sclerotic Empire focused solely on its own interests. There is no international law, no solemn contract, no bilateral treaty and no legal obligation that they will not breach, ignore, twist or pervert to their own ends, using their corrupt Freisler-court the ECJ to whitewash the crime scenes."

An excellent summary of the EU, Raedwald.

Bill Quango MP said...

Old Pot Kettle is right on many points.
But he skates over the Trump successes. Trump, for his many failures, has reached a core number of voters. Maybe even enough to retain the Presidency.
And Trump is a far looser cannon than Boris.

I think he could certainly give the Brexit vision that is so lacking in May.
But he would need to do an awful lot to win back his former London supporters if he did.

John Dub said...

And Trump is a far looser cannon than Boris.

Maybe, but the wily old bugger is effective. Remains to be seen if Boris can actually lead.

Gary C. Sawyer said...

Kindly do not compare me to Theresa May.

A. Wet Hen, The Whelk Stall, Market Deeping.

Anonymous said...

Advise to Boris J - dont ever apologise. Once you apologise, there will be your blood in the water. Best way to deal with leftists, and that includes the tories, is to hit hard, then hit back harder. If Boris J acts like a man, most women will vote for him. Thats the way it is.

According to Pres Trump, Boris J will make an excellent PM.

DP111

anon 2 said...

Of course I won't, Gary C. Sawyer @ 15:57!!! Thank you so much for pointing out insult :) :) :)

John Vasc said...

Wouldn't it be piquant if the result of the attacks on Boris were a national wave of protest resulting in the burqa and niqab being banned in the UK - just as it is in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, parts of Italy, Spain, Russia and Germany, Cameroon, Niger, the Congo and Gabon. India doesn't need to ban

Nobody at all should be allowed to cover or disguise their face in a public place - on grounds of security, and basic politeness. Whatever other bits they cover are their own business. But not their face. All the excuses given by the usual suspects (koranic stipulation, fear of islamaphobia etc) have no basis in reality. Face covering is not required by islam, and is a political statement, and very often a deliberate disguise. (One of the 2005 London bombers wore a burqa, for this very purpose.)



John Vasc said...

delete: 'India doesn't need to ban' - India has in fact considered banning it for several years now, also on security grounds.

G. Tingey said...

Wall-to-wall bollocks
I can remember how well "Sovereign self-government worked in both 1955 & 1975 - Suez & the IMF crisi respectively.
It's a myth