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The cause without a rebel

By March 26, 2018February 18th, 2021No Comments

OBSERVATIONS

Did you agree to this?

We know we may be in the minority in still fighting against a ‘transition’ deal, believing strongly that this is no more than an extension of EU membership with nothing to transition to and with even fewer powers for the UK than at present.

With no ability to prevent laws and directives, the Westminster parliament – the oldest in the world – will become a puppet government of Brussels and the United Kingdom will become an EU satellite.

Even if a proportion of voters had accepted the principle of a transition period, we thought they had not yet accepted the complete and abject surrender to the EU which is represented by the government’s deal last week. Given that the government’s deal crosses every red line which any Brexiteer could have, we had expected Mr Rees-Mogg would have come out strongly in rejecting the deal completely.

SOMETHING FISHY

It is a shame that this comes on top of the strange case of the ‘demonstration that got tossed back’.

On Wednesday last week Mr Rees-Mogg and some other Conservative MPs had been scheduled to take part in a protest organized by Fishing For Leave. There are many stories surrounding this, some involving undue pressure being brought to bear by the Chief Whip, but whatever the truth we know the outcome.

Mr Rees-Mogg and his colleagues did not throw any fish and did not even board the boat. Instead it fell to Nigel Farage to take advantage of the photo opportunity. So it was that in the middle of Mr Rees-Mogg’s article in yesterday’s Sunday Express there was a large photo of UKIP’s EU ‘parliament’ leader, ceremonially chucking over-quota fish back into the Thames.

We would simply like to know what’s going on. We have heard fighting talk from Mr Rees-Mogg for many months, and on the back of this he has risen to become the favourite to become the next Tory leader.

Is this all hot air? Now that the chips are down has Mrs May called Jacob’s bluff and won? Where is the great revolt?

Last week our editor interviewed a stalwart of the Leave and Brexit campaigns, Dr John Redwood MP. Now those messages from Dr Redwood were the kinds of robust messages we wanted to hear.

A COHERENT BREXIT FIGHT, BEHIND A STRONG LEADER

Many of our readers are asking why some of the various pro-Brexit organizations can’t come together to fight. We support that idea completely and have made numerous attempts to contact other groups in order to work together. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be the appetite for it – perhaps personal agendas are at work.

We remain open anyway. We are party neutral and no-one on the team has the slightest interest in a political or TV career, unlike so many others, so our only ‘agenda’ is a full and clean Brexit.

One unfortunate aspect of the Brexit movement is that it seems to be fragmented at the top. At one point we thought that perhaps politicians might unite around Mr Rees-Mogg. Now it seems Mr Rees-Mogg may not be as firm on a clean Brexit as we had all thought.

With fragmentation and lack of leadership in parliament, perhaps it’s not surprising that the various Brexit organizations aren’t working together. We can only hope that some sense prevails at senior levels, starting in the political parties.

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