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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Real Drama

For John, BLUFI am for Brexit because I can't see how the British tradition of Common Law and the Rights of Englishmen can long under side beside with the Continental idea of Civil Law.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Here is the sub-headline:

Theresa May hopes to secure support for the ‘product’, but tougher challenges await

From The Guardian, by Political Editor Heather Stewart, 13 November 2018.

Here is the lede plus five:

In the two years and four months since she arrived in Downing Street, Theresa May has become adept at kicking the Brexit can down the road – postponing the inevitable confrontation with the Tory right wing, and her intransigent DUP bedfellows.

She can delay no longer. Key cabinet ministers were summoned to No 10 on Tuesday night and a reading room was set up for them to pore over what May’s deputy, David Lidington, last week called the “product”.

For some weeks now, Brussels has been signalling the key obstacle to finalising a text of the withdrawal agreement – the divorce deal between the UK and the EU – lay not in EU27 capitals, but in Westminster.

The prime minister will learn on Wednesday around the cabinet table whether she has secured the backing of her ministers for the painstakingly drafted text and, most crucially, the Irish backstop.

Leave-minded ministers, not least the Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, are known to have significant concerns about whether, and how, the UK will be able to extricate itself from what is meant to be a temporary, insurance arrangement but many fear risks becoming Britain’s de facto long-term trading relationship with the EU.

After weeks of increasingly bloodcurdling rumours about resignations and pizza plots, Downing Street is braced for resignations.  May could probably withstand losing a minister or two, as she did when David Davis and Boris Johnson walked out after Chequers.

The reason the establishment, the elite, dislikes Brexit, is because its success would indicate the hoi polloi, the common people, might, and could, take things into their own hands.

Heaven forfend.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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