While the Tories and their media throw around fake news and faux outrage, they’re busy trying to slip through yet more fake while people are distracted.
One piece – and possibly the key piece – is the idea being touted on BBC News and other media that Theresa May won a concession from the 27 EU leaders when they said they ‘agreed’ they would go away and ‘start internal preparations’ for the ‘next phase’ of Brexit negotiations.
This is being presented – by EU spokespeople as well as by the Establishment media – as some kind of minor victory for May in an attempt to shore up her shattered reputation. But it’s utterly meaningless.
When the details of the EU’s ‘decision’ are included, it’s absolutely plain that the situation has not moved forward an iota compared to yesterday – because the start of any ‘phase 2’ discussions is, just like it was yesterday, completely dependent on the UK putting up a cash figure EU leaders are happy with.
And the ‘concession’? It’s laughable: EU leaders have ‘voted’ to go back home and behind ‘internal preparations’ – but does anyone believe for a moment that they haven’t been making ‘internal preparations’ for months, probably since Article 50 was declared triggered in March?
So EU leaders have offered to do what they were already doing. Some concession.
And to ‘win’ even that nothingness, the word is that Mrs May had to agree privately to offer billions in extra payments – an agreement she’ll keep carefully secret from the UK’s people in the desperate hope they’ll think she’s showing some non-existent competence.
No wonder the Establishment is throwing dead cats like confetti – their only hope of saving even a tiny bit of face is so flimsy that half a second’s scrutiny makes it evaporate.
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