Party Before Country

Actually, not even that, to my eyes. To me, it looks more like personal arrogance and hubris, as it has for more than a year.

In June 2017, after what may have been one of the silliest elections in British history, my friend and coauthor both here and at his blog, Chalcedon, wrote of The Hubris of Theresa May, saying this:

The background is that 7 weeks ago the Prime Minister, Theresa May, having a 20 point lead in the opinion polls, decided to call a General Election. She had no need to, with a majority of 17 in the Commons, and another 3 years before law would require one. The media was agreed on only one thing, she would win a crushing victory, perhaps over 100 more seats, and the Labour Party, under the Bernie Sanders sound-alike, Jeremy Corbyn, would be crushed. She asked for a mandate and a majority, she got neither. In normal circumstances such a leader would go, and it seems as though her first instinct was to do just that, but as so often, she let her advisers overrule her. Since then her advisers have ‘resigned’ – it is said before members of the Cabinet insisted on their resignation. Having wanted a strong and stable government, she has given us a weak and wobbly one. In a few days negotiations over Britain’s leaving the EU will start, and we are no closer to knowing what sort of deal she wants. The only thing for certain is she is a weakened and diminished figure whose authority dwindles daily.

The only way she can now secure a majority for crucial legislation is via a deal with Ian Paisley’s Democratic Unionist Party from Northern Ireland. As Churchill put it in his memoirs of the Great War, writing about 1922:
“The whole map of Europe has been changed … but as the deluge subsides and the waters fall short we see the dreary steeples of Fermanagh and Tyrone emerging once again.”

Leading to this conclusion

The Conservatives took the electorate for granted. Confident to the point of arrogance, they thought that could offer an uncosted manifesto with some unpopular policies, and make up for that by personal attacks on Corbyn. To his credit, he did not respond in kind, and whilst his own manifesto was full of dubious economics, it at least looked as though there was a message of hope there. The electorate have punished the hubris of Theresa May, and one thing is for certain, she will never be allowed to lead her party into another General Election. Can she carry on? Well, as long as there is no obvious successor, she can survive, but the Tory party has always been good at poleaxing failed leaders and finding new ones, so it will not be long, I suspect.

Do not take the electorate for granted or for fools.

That was good advice, which fell on ears of stone, and so now, here we are.

Where is here? David Kurten at The Conservative Woman tells us.

The whole country will remain in the single market until the end of the transition period, and then the integrity of the country will be broken as Great Britain leaves the single market, but Northern Ireland remains in it, subject to EU regulations on goods, agriculture, VAT, excise duty and state aid.

We will leave the customs union, but remain in a ‘Single Customs Territory’, which is identical in effect to the customs union.

Despite provision in the treaty for negotiating a free trade agreement, there is now no reason for the European Union ever to agree to one. Mrs May has given away £39,000,000,000 of British taxpayers’ money for absolutely nothing in return. There is thus no incentive for the EU to agree a free trade deal, as the transition period may be extended by mutual agreement, on payment of extra financial contributions from the UK for the ‘privilege’.

As a concession for a ‘backstop to the backstop’ where the whole UK remains in the customs union, rather than just Northern Ireland, she has given away control of our 200-mile exclusive economic zone, so that EU fishing fleets will continue to have access to our fishing waters in perpetuity and UK fisherman will have to obey jointly agreed quotas.

We will remain shackled to the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy but will have no say in decision-making. Thus our foreign policy and armed forces have been ceded to Brussels, and we will remain entangled in the EU’s defence architecture including the European Defence Agency, European Defence Funding, Permanent Structured Cooperation, EU Procurement and EU Battle Groups.

The UK is required to implement all the measures of the Paris Climate Agreement including carbon pricing, and to participate in the EU’s Emission Trading Scheme. There will be no escape from the scam of climate change alarmism and in the process we will have to continue to implement measures which are actively destructive of primary forests, such as burning wood pellets from North and South America in place of coal in power stations and raising the percentage of biofuel such as palm oil in petrol and diesel. Insane EU rules say that burning biomass is ‘carbon neutral’, even if whole forests are cut down as fodder for power stations.

Here is a link to the full agreement.

Essentially what it does, as near as I can tell, is turn the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland into a colony of the European Union, with no way out. And the British Armed Forces turn into cannon fodder for the Fourth Reich. Mind you with no control. Not to mention their soldiers conduct in batte=le subject to review and punishment by European courts. This is what selling your sovereignty looks like, only worse, they are paying for the privilege of becoming a colony.

Strangely, what may yet save Britain is the hubris of May (or her advisors) in calling that election 18 months ago. Why is that? Because the one group solidly against this plan is the DUP, the Northern Irish party that Chalcedon spoke of.

Jacob Rees Mogg explains

We’ll see if the Conservative Party has enough spine to vote no confidence in the Prime Minister. Frankly, I doubt it, and their cowardice will hurt the population of  Britain.

But, in the last analysis, it is their country, if they want to sell it and their people out, and pay for it besides, well I guess it’s not really any of our business

Hubris, meet Nemesis.

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5 Responses to Party Before Country

  1. Nicholas says:

    Our liberty hangs in the balance and there are a number of possible outcomes. I must trust that God will see us through and will expose the betrayers and strip those with power of their power. May he de-fang the serpents.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. the unit says:

    Their business for sure. But it’s not unusual to to do the impossible. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

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