SIGNAL from the front line . . . Downing Street surrounded. Remainers screaming at the gate. All exits blocked. SNAFU, as they say in the Army.
Situation Normal: All F****d Up.
Yet amid this barrage of incoming fire, Boris Johnson and his Cabinet high command seem remarkably relaxed. Almost as if everything is going to plan.
Britain will leave the European Union as promised on October 31 — with or without a deal. And since Brussels has branded our latest offer “insane”,
No Deal is odds on.
Boris was born lucky
It could all go terribly wrong. There are minefields to clear, not least the Rogue Parliament “law” specifically banning No Deal, and a Supreme Court ruling in the next 48 hours.
But if Napoleon was right about armies needing “lucky generals”, Boris Johnson was born lucky.
Look at the barmy battalions arrayed against him . . . Luxembourg’s pip-squeak Prime Minister, shouty Speaker John Bercow, deluded ex-PM John Major, the referendum-smashing Lib Dems.
And, best of all, bewildered Communist fellow-traveller Jeremy Corbyn, now officially the most unpopular Opposition leader of all time, whose party is disintegrating beneath his feet. No wonder the Tories have raced up to 15 points ahead in the polls just eight weeks after Boris entered Number 10.
Jeremy Corbyn, now officially the most unpopular Opposition leader of all time[/caption]
BoJo’s 17.4million-strong Leavers’ army has been reinforced by Remainers appalled at bellowing, fist-shaking mobs bent on sabotaging a democratic referendum. Across the country, far from London’s metropolitan elite, Nigel Farage is drawing capacity crowds to his Brexit Party rallies. Most will vote Tory if Boris does the deed, perhaps including Nigel himself.
And if the Supreme Court blunders into this political snake pit by slapping down an elected government, tot up a few more bonus points for the Tories. We must hope judges will reject claims the PM “lied” to the Queen in a conversation nobody else could possibly have heard.
Otherwise, despite protestations of impartiality, they will thwart a democratic vote backed by MPs and peers in both Houses of Parliament and light a fuse with unpredictable consequences.
Britain needs a democratic election, not a judge-backed Remainer coup against half the country.
Nigel Farage is drawing capacity crowds to his Brexit Party rallies. Most will vote Tory if Boris does the deed[/caption]
So far, most of the swearing, shouting and egg-throwing has come from rent-a-mob Remainers who provide a whining, non-stop soundtrack to every news bulletin.
No one on the Brexit side is waving severed heads or issuing blood-curdling threats to execute Jeremy Corbyn, because nobody deploys vicious smear tactics quite like the self-righteous Left.
Unless Brexit is delivered within 38 days, there will be a bitter sense of betrayal. I don’t predict violence in this non-violent country, but trust will certainly take a beating.
Contempt for Brexit voters is endemic, from lawyers, quangos and civil servants to showbiz luvvies and the BBC and its “institutional liberal bias” — to quote veteran broadcaster John Humphrys.
Contempt for Brexit voters is endemic, especially from the BBC and its ‘institutional liberal bias’ says broadcaster John Humphrys[/caption]
But the silent majority is biting back. For the first time, BBC Question Time audiences are taking on the Remainer-stacked panels who treat them like fools.
Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry won hoots of derision for her hypocritical have-it-both-ways stance on Brexit.
Deputy Lib Dem leader Ed Davey got the bird after his party voted to overturn the referendum and ditch Brexit altogether.
Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry won hoots of derision for her hypocritical have-it-both-ways stance on Brexit[/caption]
It might turn ugly
This blowback from ordinary punters is refreshing. But it might turn ugly if the court and the Commons really do end up vetoing the express wishes of the British people.
Boris is trying to win a deal. Brussels won’t budge.
The Tories are finished unless Britain is out of the EU on November 1. Nigel Farage is licking his lips.
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Speaker Bercow has vowed to block No Deal in all circumstances. He is spending the parliamentary break weighing up his options. So is Downing Street.
But there is only one option for this Government — a Halloween Brexit by any means possible.
Followed by a hefty Tory election victory and the last chance of putting Brexit behind us.
DAVID CAMERON’S memoirs have crashed in flames, not just because of his blinkered failure as PM to spot flashing red hazard warnings – both on Brussels and private chats with the Queen.
I would cite his determination to blame ex-pal Michael Gove for sticking to his lifelong Eurosceptic principles. For three years, Mr Gove has been primed to expect a special bucketload of bile.
It came as promised, with knobs on, amid charges of betrayal and lies from a “foam-flecked Faragist”.
Now, having been exposed as a self-pitying sham, Cameron is hinting he might wish to make up and be friends again.
Perhaps Michael Gove will keep him waiting.
David Camerons memoirs have crashed in flames[/caption]
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