BREXIT UPDATE: COMMONS VOTES OVERWHELMINGLY TO PROCEED WITH BREXIT

BREXIT UPDATE: COMMONS VOTES OVERWHELMINGLY TO PROCEED WITH BREXIT

Well in case you haven't heard, there's been some grumbling of shocked defeat across the pond in the United Kingdom, where globaloneyist sore losers are trying to pull rabbits out of their increasingly threadbare hats to try to get Great Britain to remain in the European (dis)Union. In Britain they started off calling these "remainers", which quickly became "remoaners,"  doubtless because the moaning chorus has been led by M. Jean-Claude Juncker (apparently no relation - other than common shared concepts and attitudes - to the Prussian landowners of yesteryear). Juncker, of course, has about as much warmth and charm as a black mamba and has been moaning ever since the results of the BREXIT referendum. His latest opus of tyranny was to urge European leaders not to allow BREXIT-like referenda in their various countries, because, as he put it in between hisses, if they should do so, everyone would vote to leave the EU, leaving poor M. Juncker to slither back to whatever technocratic paradise that hatched him. Life is so very difficult, and it is so hard to be an unimaginative bureaucratic tyrant these days... moan moan moan.

You may recall that just a few weeks ago, a British court handed down a "defeat" for the BREXITers, ruling that the referendum was non-binding, and that Parliament itself would have to formally vote to invoke article 50 of the Lisbon treaty. Of course, there were discussions and debates about something called the "crown prerogative" and whether or not Mrs. May could invoke it and bypass Parliament, but this discussion, like the British constitution itself, remains obscure, located somewhere between the perukes in the Old Bailey and afternoon tea, and accessible only to the mandarins of the Inner Temple with post-graduate degrees in Advanced Jurisprudential Obscurontology(See Charles Dickens, Bleak House).

It seems, however, that Prime Minister May has other ideas about moving things along, and may have pulled a fast one on the remoaners, according to various versions of this story that many readers of this website in the United Kingdom sent me:

BREXIT VICTORY: Remoaner plot CRUSHED as MPs vote to APPROVE triggering of Article 50

The story is simple enough: May called the bluff of the remoaners:

In a landslide victory for Brexiteers a Government amendment binding MPs to respect the prime minister's Brexit timetable in return for a greater role in the negotiations passed by 461 votes to 89.

The history defining paragraph states that parliament "calls on the Government to invoke Article 50 by 31 March 2017"  - effectively ending any Remoaner plot to indefinity delay divorce talks with Brussels.

It also basically makes the current Supreme Court proceedings over whether or not Mrs May can trigger Article 50 without parliament's consent redundant, because MPs are now signed up to starting the process anyway.

Government insiders were tonight hailing the passing of the motion as a huge success, with senior Brexiteers saying Labour and rebel europhiles "had their bluff called" and chose to respect the will of the people.

As the article also notes, all of this was achieved by a "compromise" that the May Government would have to inform members of Parliament of its negotiating strategy.

But then we have a bit - well, not so much a bit, but an entire opera - of a waffle in these statements by Robin Walker, Minister for Exiting the European Union:

Just before the decision was taken Robin Walker, the Minister for Exiting the European Union, urged MPs to back the amendment, which he said would make sure Government was "scrutinished" over its Brexit approach without "binding its hands" in negotiations with Brussels.

He told the House: "The Government is getting on with the job of delivering on the mandate delivered by the British people. We are taking our time to get the details right. We are moving on from 40 years of EU membership doing this properly and effectively is a complex challenge with a wide range of outcomes. (Emphasis added)

Now I have no doubt that the May Government is serious about moving forward with the BREXIT, and I have no doubt that Mr. Walker simply committed one of those mistakes we all make when we are under pressure and speaking more or less ex tempore in a public venue, when he said "we are moving on from 40 years of EU membership..." &c. But the fact of the matter is, Britain became a member of the Common Market; the EU itself, in its current monstrous bureaucratic form, wasn't fobbed off on Europe until the Maastricht amd Lisbon treaties(1993 and 2007 respectively). It was the Heath Government which first tried to bring Britain into the European Economic Community in the early 197os and eventually succeeded in 1973. But this entry was a far cry from the arrangements that obtained under Maastricht and Lisbon. Under the new "arrangements", power shifted to the un-elected bureaucrats of Brussels, black mambas like M. Juncker, and away from the national legislatures themselves.

So what's my high octane speculation for the next strategy the Europhiles and "remoaners" might pursue to delay and weaken BREXIT? Watch for Brussels and Berlin to press even more strongly for a common European military, and for a British role in it, as a way to keep the upstarts in London under their scaley thumbs. The key here is how Britain will respond to such pressures, and I fully expect that it will (for the moment) continue its relationship with NATO, while trying to dodge the idea of a common "European military" for the simple reason that this would mean, ultimately, that the real center of command would remain in you-all-know-what-country's hands. But there is an outside chance that Britain might also attempt to revive the broader defense arrangements implicit in the Commonwealth in their own right, and quasi-independently of NATO. That would be a huge (and dramatic) undertaking, but Britain also has long experience in playing the soft power culture card. If that happens, watch for bi-lateral meetings on "security matters and issues" between Great Britain and Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and of course, the USA, dressed up behind the usual rhetoric about international order, "special relationships," and so on. And while all that's going on, Britain will continue its presence and participation in China's Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank.

Time, in other words, will tell.

See you on the flip side...

 

 

34 thoughts on “BREXIT UPDATE: COMMONS VOTES OVERWHELMINGLY TO PROCEED WITH BREXIT”

  1. JPF: “…under their scaley thumbs.”

    Is Joseph coming-out with some hidden knowledge?? (grin)

    On the Brexit front, I tend to be focused on the high banksters. I believe that Brexit would not occur without their ‘consent’, if not subrosa help. So, what benefit do the PTB gain from Brexit? That should be where folks should be looking; not staying fixated on the political drama…

    1. Robert Barricklow

      Goshawks,
      I look at it through that same London City lens.
      One of the most corrupt centers
      in the intl’ Bankster syndicates’ criminal empire.
      Crime That Pays, Is Crime Stays
      & Shots Brexit.

  2. Robert Barricklow

    attempted long detailed post with no spelling errors and other typos, and straight for the EU jugular. Too harsh for our sensitive corporate bot. In the corporate bot’s defense, I ripped her employers like its infamous namesake – Jack.
    Too detailed without broken-up posts. Therefore easily moderated to the corporate memory hole.

  3. Robert Barricklow

    The European Union is basically dressed up in pretentious democracy trappings. It is a slight variation of the 3rd world development program. You see the definition of development being successful is that a previously self-reliant people have now been reduced to conditions of involuntary servitude to international bankster and transnational corporation[the EU is an updated version/a 2.0 development model]. As governments are induced by the developing meme, their governments run up foreign debts. On the nicely paved road to development there are sign post written in IMF bureaucratic speak as structural adjustment policies that cut off roads accessing any social programs for the old, weak and destitute. The oframp is provided by selling off anything left by the Nation State; in others words, anything publically owned is transferred to foreign investors[buddies of the banksters]. The national resources are expropriated by hocus pocus known as legally facilitated theft. This third world development program was tested out primarily in in South America & the Caribbean. It Greeced the way[literally] for the 2.0 EU model. If almost succeeded in the USSR and is currently being set-up in the US of A. Will the Donald be in charge of the liquidation. At least he’s not a drunk like Yeltsin.

    1. VERY well put, and the analogy with 3rd world development programmes is very apt: huge self-serving bureaucracies launching initiatives where profit making is closely entwined with an ideological agenda.

  4. Anyone besides me interested in what Dr. Farrell thinks of that recent cryptic tweet from Buzz Aldrin? You know, the one where he said, “We are all in danger. It is evil itself”, accompanied by a picture of an Antarctic pyramid?

      1. No, because I don’t link. I invite all to avail themselves of the same resource I use…an internet search engine.

    1. I’ve checked his twitter account, no such tweet exists, unless it has been removed. He does mention that he is in quarantine. Now why do you suppose that may be?

      1. Most likely this is a fake post/psyop meant to be played up by the alternate media in order to “prove” the alt media is “fake news”.

    2. It was probably a hacked tweet. Mr Aldrin isnt particularly known for his disclosure and giving out info.. I doubt it’s real. (even though I’m convinced that there are original pyramids (even if its just the sacred mound of Osiris) under that Ice.. and now.. Our children wil be able to step foot on Antactican Soil… (in 20-100 years depending on how fast Lake Vostok can melt the rest of the continent….

      1. Several internet news sites reported the tweet to be from B. A.’s “verified Twitter account”, only to be removed about an hour later. If it was meant to be a fear bomb, I think it was a pretty good one. I agree with the people who say, provide full disclosure and we’ll decide for ourselves what is “evil”. The Serpent told Eve that her eyes would be “opened” and she would “know good and evil.” That, to me, sounds like an invitation to perceive reality as a dualistic realm, where every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and–for example–the virtues of a Russian President would need the vices of, uh, “world hegemonists”.

  5. Britain is sick in the same bed as the USA, lust for power thru imperialism. The EU did not give them that even worse it is such a debacle they rightly opted out.

    I don’t think they will bind themselves thru an EU army that would be stupid, reviving the commonwealth and be the main power behind it is more their style.

    As a Belgian, I can only hope that the EU negotiator for Brexit Verhofstad is humiliated and chokes in his own hubris. That I would pay money for. Hope most British citizens refuse that silly special EU citizenship for commuting between the continents if the EU decides to vote this into reality.

  6. Robert Barricklow

    How they even joined is quite obvious. Traitors R Us is an organization whose members are finacialized, securitized, and branded internationalist extraordinaire with a deadly penchant for bureaucratizing everything under the sun.
    First and foremost is they’re calling called to financially neuter said nation’s currency ASAP.

      1. Yep. it’s very close to an open declaration of war against the American people and American values. And oddly it seems to be led by the Republicans. I guess they didn’t pay attention to what happened to the Democrats over just talking about taking our rights from us. More democrats voted against this than Republicans. Just proof that there is no real differences in the two parties after all.

        1. Robert Barricklow

          Yes Roger,
          I look ate as a war between
          the Public and Corporate Robots;
          one human,
          the other inhuman.

  7. Either Europe believes in the election and democratic process. Or admit the European Union is the resurrection of the Third Reich re dux. What is Europe is the question is what the people and especially the elites have to answer for themselves if a united Europe is to become a reality.

  8. Over in Mish’s web site he has an interesting take. Since the EU exports more to Briton especially Germany, if Brussels attempts to place high costs on the country, it should just break off the negotiations and close off trade from Europe as this will cost them more than Briton. With most of Europe still feeling the effects of the Russian sanctions this would cause the EU and its member countries to collapse quicker than it is already. Also since London is the financial capital of the world especially in currencies and capital formation, the EU would be cut off from capital markets. Lights out!

  9. Well, if the continental Europeans demand that Great Britain pony up conscripts for their NATO army, I could think of a few million swarthy dead beats raucously urinating on street corners across Britain in the name of allah that would fit the bill. The muslim females could be left behind for the time being until they are fully indoctrinated into western feminism, refitted with nightclubbing outfits, and then sent back to their own countries with one hundred thousand dollars a piece so they can buy their own homes, cars, computers, and bodyguards. Every year a hundred of these women will be selected to be MTV’s muslim woman of the year and will be given a million dollars but they would be required to watch MTV daily to find out if they won, as the reward will not be announced beforehand and they will only have fifteen minutes to contact MTV and accept the prize.

    1. VB:

      Public urination is hardly a Muslim thing in the UK. It’s standard behavior for your basic soccer fan of a certain age.

      You should travel a bit before commenting.

      Also a $100,000 doesn’t go real far, especially if you’re not legally allowed to direct its spending.

      1. Lost,

        You seem to know quite a bit public urination. Methinks you might have a fetish that involves soccer hooligans. I’ll save you a trip to the psychiatrist and let you know that kind of fantasy is pretty standard for people from your background. Considering you have traveled so much and have this fetish, you ought to write a guidebook about urination voyeurism in foreign lands.

        $100,000 doesn’t go far in Pakistan? I once bought my own ski resort in the Swat valley including the four elephants needed to run the ski lift.

      2. Well travelled? No one calls it soccer other than yanks who think well travelled is a holiday to the neighbouring state.

        1. LOL .. this conversation is too funny .. I am Australian and we call it soccer too .. Football is an entirely different species .. Both involve 2 balls .. but one is spherical .. the other is oval .. and as for the rules … you couldn’t get anything much more opposed .. Soccer = the ball is kicked into the net .. Football = the ball is kicked between four sticks but the two middle ones are the prime objective .. And as for holidays .. we are all too broke down here to go anywhere … An Australian holiday constitutes pitching a tent beneath the Hills Hoist in the your own backyard .. but we travel well .. 🙂

    2. Hey, I resemble that remark. LOL. I urinate in my backyard quite often, but then I live in the country with no neighbors within a quarter mile and I’m no fan of soccer.

  10. About the only hope I see for those involved in the EU is to rid themselves of this monstrosity before it self destructs. It should be readily apparent by now that this unelected and unrepresentative bureaucracy has been the bane of those involved and is but a tool of the globalony crowd.

  11. This has NOT been well reported in most European media that are increasingly looking like purveyors of fake news. But they’ll have to get used to the new direction things are taking, and they will have a really hard task in supporting the almost universally disliked Chancellor Merkel if, as she has said, she really does intend to make a bid for another term of office.
    In any case, the vote in London has put a stop to those High Court shenannigans about the Crown Prerogative. Somebody must have realised that meddling in these manners could prove to be a double-edged sword.

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