Post by Incubus Post by The Todal
The Commons has been accused of denying the will of the people and
somehow acting unconstitutionally in doing this. We have done no such
thing. All of us were elected on manifestos that either promised “a
smooth, orderly Brexit” (the Conservative manifesto); or promised to
block no deal (Labour manifesto); or promised “to get the best deal for
Northern Ireland, recognising that we share a land frontier with the
Republic” (the DUP); or supported the UK’s continued membership of the
EU. Any MP who facilitated a no-deal exit would have been tearing up
their manifesto promises.
Anyone who thinks Boris' ultimate aim was facilitating a no-deal exit is
utterly clueless. Any MP who doesn't agree that no deal has to be the default
position in any negotiation is equally clueleless. It is no secret that the
people who object to leaving without a deal are all Remainers. In their
reluctance to do what is necessary, they are absolutely denying the will of the
Northern Ireland has become a political totem for Remainers whose underlying
assumption is that what is best for Northern Ireland is to effectively remain
part of the EU in all but name. The EU has cynically exploited the Good Friday
agreement by rejecting all proposals that don't leave Britain in an even weaker
position. It seems to me that the best deal for Northern Ireland, in the
absence of anything suitable, is to leave with no deal and work with Ireland to
put pressure on the EU to come to an arrangement.
billion - and he could do what he liked with it.