Remember when Theresa May claimed the UK obviously wanted her and the Tories at the Brexit negotiating table – you know, being strong and stable and all that?
That went out of the window with the election result, then down the toilet when she was reduced this week to begging Jeremy Corbyn to give her some ideas – which he slapped down by telling her, as the SKWAWKBOX exclusively revealed before it happened, that she could have a copy of Labour’s manifesto. He even signed it for her:
The absolute absence in the Tory government of anything even resembling an idea, let alone any competence, was laid bare today by a statement by the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier – in which he told listeners that he was still waiting – three and a half months after Theresa May triggered Article 50 – to hear what the UK’s negotiating position is.
The language is diplomatic, but the import of his words are crystal clear and beyond argument:
- the EU, being competent, has prepared detailed position papers on what it sees as nine key issues, to create its starting position for the negotiation
- the UK has not produced one
- as a result, in the 3.5 months since Article 50 was enacted, no progress has been made
We’re almost one sixth of the way through the two-year period that will end, whether we’re ready or not, in our exit from the EU – and so far, nothing has been done in terms of negotiating the terms of our relations with the EU after we leave.
Not. One. Thing. Not only that, but we haven’t even told the EU negotiating team what we think we want.
All Theresa May has managed so far is refuse to deny that she might give US medical companies our NHS in her desperation to show some deal, any deal with a non-EU country.
Strong and stable our collective arse.
Theresa May and her ‘team’ of buffoons are making us an international laughing stock and couldn’t negotiate the price of a trinket at a car boot sale.
For the sake of our country and its standing in the world, they must step down and call a new General Election before it’s too late for a real leader and a real government to retrieve the situation.
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