Even as Theresa May stood in front of the nation and lied about the abject surrender to EU bullying that she is trying to see to British voters as a good deal when it will mean surrendering our sovereignty and lawmaking powers to unelected bureaucrats in Brussels, it looks as if the EU itself is not as united as we are being told.
As both sides prepare for a summit to finalise the deal, scheduled for Sunday, there are claims Angela Merkel is threatening to pull the plug on the gathering unless the outstanding issues are solved by tomorrow. EU Commission President Jean Claude Drunkard’s deputy Valdis Dombrovskis warned that the summit would not definitely go ahead. ‘For that we will need to have agreed beforehand on the political declaration on the future relationship and we are not there yet,’ he said.
Asked if Mrs May was still going, her spokesman said: ‘A summit has been called, an agenda has been published and we look forward to attending.’
Mrs May thought she had managed to quell a Cabinet mutiny over the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement – albeit at the cost of two big resignations. A backbench coup attempt led by Jacob Rees-Mogg was also reported to have collapsed. However what actually happened is the conservative rebels understood May’s deal, or betrayal as we should call it for the sake of honesty, has no chance of being approved by Parliament, so why trigger a vote of confidence which they might lose, when in the event of May’s deal being defeated in The House Of Commons, the opposition parties will demand a vote of confidence in the government. The government would lose, May would resign, there would be a General Election and who knows what reult that would throw up.
May still thinks she can get her deal through of course, the woman is nothing if not stupid.
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