They won’t do it of course

Michel Barnier has said a no-deal Brexit is becoming more likely by the day after the Commons rejected all the alternative solutions to Theresa May’s deal.

Speaking in Brussels, the EU’s chief negotiator said there had to be a “positive vote” by MPs in order to avoid a cliff-edge Brexit on 12 April.

But wouldn’t it be Huzzah if they did?

29 thoughts on “They won’t do it of course”

  1. @PJF: The EU won’t chuck us out on a No Deal, which would be a bit like the miracle of Dunkirk. They’ll want some sort of stitch up with the Remain Quislings in the HoC. But you never know, miracles do happen…….maybe they’ll be so blinded by their own cleverness that they’ll think a No Deal is as bad as all the usual suspects say it would be, and think thats the very worst thing they could do to us.

    ‘No No Brer Fox, don’t throw me in the briar patch!’

  2. It’s about time the Frogs repaid us for liberating them in 1944. C’mon, Macron – get off your gran-wife and just say “Non!” to another extension.

    BTW – How prescient was CDG?

  3. Looks like they’re going to rig the vote procedures so that something rather than nothing has to be the outcome. “No deal” difficult in those circumstances.

  4. ‘EU negotiator says strong justification needed to extend article 50 beyond 22 May’

    Does this mean the EU is going to expel Britain? Wouldn’t that be delicious!

    Britain can leave any day they want to. They don’t need EU permission.

    ‘Negotiation’ is treason. Should Britain leave the EU with no ‘deal,’ hopefully sooner rather than later, I hope people will then realize that negotiation was treasonous. The people voted to leave. Period. ‘Deal’ was a fabrication of May et al.

  5. As an aside, we’ve already left the EU haven’t we? Act of Parliament said on the 29th. Royal Assent & all that. Yes, I know the May bint asked for an extension. But she’s only a politician. Do we recognise politicians as responsible adults since they’ve fucked over the Referendum result’s clear instructions? Is there some action the private individual could take that could only be done if the UK has left the EU & what? EU regs are incorporated in British legislation so there’s no point flouting any of them.

  6. Its not crashing out with no deal, its leaving under WTO rules, which is what the UK voted for in 2016. Dodgy Dave was quite clear about what Leaving the EU meant.

  7. Jim,

    And how long is that going to last? How many times have the British people been stitched-up and given up?

    The Conservatives are frankly, fucking bonkers at this point. It’s like watching a gambler who keeps raising the stakes to get his money back. Grieve lied to voters and members of the local association so they punished him. So, May backs Grieve and overturns it. Does she think they’re just going to swallow that shit? Keep walking the streets for him, keep doing raffles for local party funds? And what about the rest of the associations?

  8. May did what? Lol, how can she overturn that they have no confidence? It’s not like they didn’t say it.

  9. EU says that they have completed No Deal preparation and so has the U.K. so why waste the money spent and just get on with no deal

  10. “And how long is that going to last? How many times have the British people been stitched-up and given up?”

    I think this is the final straw to be honest. If my experience (as a life long Tory voter) is anything to go by, then the Tories are toast regardless of what they do now, unless by some miracle they pull a No Deal Brexit out of the hat. I’m so enraged by them that I’d vote for Corbyn and Co rather than vote for the shower of shit that is the ‘Conervative’ party nowadays. At least with Grandpa Death you know what you’re going to get. I’m fed up of the Tories pretending to be the party of freedom and liberty, low taxes and small government, all the while behaving like petty small minded authoritarian arseholes. Pissing in the face of the 17.4 million, the majority of whom are probably their core vote is just the icing on the cake.

    There is a silver lining to all this, you can’t always see who the enemy is – Brexit has made it VERY clear who the enemy is, and who needs to be destroyed.

  11. @Jim
    “pretending to be the party of freedom and liberty, low taxes and small government, all the while behaving like petty small minded authoritarian arseholes”
    You’ve nailed it!

  12. When Jim starts to sound like Ecks, it’s a sign of change.

    I’m already prepared to vote UKIP (Tommy Robinson) in order to send a message to the establishment. We can do “populist” here too, motherfuckers.

  13. @ PJF
    Bercow just *did* rig the vote procedures, only choosing the resolutions that he wanted – all of them failed!

  14. Unless I get a Brexit supporting candidate in my constituency, I shall have to spoil my vote with a red pen. I’ve signed up for postal votes for a period to make it easier. And if TPTB want to do a little ‘vote investigation’, bring it on.

  15. This…

    “There is a silver lining to all this, you can’t always see who the enemy is – Brexit has made it VERY clear who the enemy is, and who needs to be destroyed.”
    …to the power of infinity…

    That’s the one good thing about this horrendous mess – we know who to give a fucking immense kicking to (at the ballot box or – perhaps literally) in the future. We know what questions to ask of anyone wanting to be elected to office in the future. We know what lies to look out for in the future. We know the tactics they will use in the future.

    But – perhaps most importantly – as somebody else either here or in another place pointed out a while ago – politicians and populations in other nations, who may choose to leave the EU in the future, will know what strategy and tactics to expect to have to deal with. Hopefully successfully leaving, and bringing the whole EU rotten house of cards down.

  16. What about this latest “coup” attempt, then? A bill to force the government to seek an extension to Article 50. Kills “no deal”, doesn’t require an actual decision on how to (remain). Seems a likely majority for that. Game over for Brexit?

  17. Whole heartedly agree with Jim & others. And it’s the entire 650 of the bastards. There are no innocent parties. Any self respecting Leave minded MP from a Leave constituency, when they saw which way this was going, should have resigned from their party & sat as an independent. Then, at least they’d be sitting on the basis of the manifesto their constituency voters elected them on.
    The whole bloody lot of ’em. Every single one. Needs to go.

  18. Actually I’ll take that back. Not the DUP. Only honourable examples amongst the lot. But I’m not excluding the SNP ‘coz their Jocks. ‘Bout time they fucked & were independent scroungers at the teat of the EU, like they want.

  19. Bloke in North Dorset

    What about this latest “coup” attempt, then? A bill to force the government to seek an extension to Article 50. Kills “no deal”, doesn’t require an actual decision on how to (remain). Seems a likely majority for that. Game over for Brexit?

    If we’d had a decent PM who stuck to her word about she’d go go to Brussels and sit on her hands.

    I think that some/most of this posturing is self serving. They’ve convinced themselves that No Deal means “crashing out” and there will be chaos. In the unlikely event that comes to pass they’ll be able to claim “told you so”. And no matter how much preparation is done there will be lots of stories about short term problems so they will have something to feed off.

    Most of them can’t bring themselves to revoke A50, even thought that’s what they really want, and so are having to find ways to give us Brino – of which a Customs Union is the most odious. This lot are moral cowards and I’ve more respect for open Federasts.

    I wonder if the EU really does want us half way in, or even back in after a revoked A50. As we saw in the run up to Cameron making his promise on a referendum, there’s enough anti EU feeling in the country to frighten both main parties. All it needs is one of the parties to elect and anti EU leader and we could create havoc in the Commission. Not forgetting that UKIP was the largest UK party in the EU parliament – that certainly won’t change.

    Patrick Maguire argues in the NS that the latest attempt might even raise the odds of No Deal.

  20. Vote UKIP even if only the one time.

    How about you Theo? The “my Dad voted Labour” white working class are spitting mad about Corbyn’s double betrayal –esp his plan to import millions of beards to ensure he can’t be voted out again. He won’t win. So are you smarter than a my Dad etc or even more hidebound? UKIP it is even if one time only. If you would rather have Jizz than UKIP your sanity is called into question.

  21. PJF–If they vote that Boles /Ballbag Cooper piece of shite in they are declaring war on democracy and committing suicide–knowingly. The silly shite can’t believe they will get re-elected and the conspiracy theories about EU payoffs waiting for them are just hot air. Why should the EU pay mental case traitors?

  22. Bloke in North Dorset

    Well, I didn’t see that one coming. May looking like she’ll sign up to Labour’s CU or at least discuss CU to get her deal through.

  23. I seem to remember our government, the US Government and the EU all supporting a violent coup in Ukraine to oust the democratically elected executive on the basis he was cosying up to a foreign power by doing a deal which many of the population disapproved of.

    We seem to be in a comparable situation.

    Just saying.

    The one possible silver lining in this is that it may finally kill the Tory Party, and then it might be replaced by an actual non-proggie party.

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