BY ALEXIA JAMES
Remoaners like Philip Hammond and Nicky Morgan still don’t get it. The country voted to leave the EU – that does not make the 17.4 Million’s true representatives in the House of Commons, personified by the ERG, “extremists” as Hammond called them, nor does it make them “likely to leave the Conservative Party” as Morgan has suggested.
Hammond now knows he is in his last days as Chancellor. After his lifeline to power – Theresa May – agreed yesterday to resign before another General Election, it is his power that is fast-ebbing and he knows it. Let’s face it, there is no longevity in his personal political future.
Nicky Morgan was a shoddy secretary of state for education and is a pompous muppet. Her recent television “how dare you” appearance, when her true self shone through, confirmed this:
Nicky Morgan’s view isn’t one arrived at as things have developed. She’s been in the same Remain position since 2016. This is despite her constituency voting to leave – hardly a democratic representation of the people who put her into parliament in the first place. Her constituency should boot her out as soon as they can, as should the constituency of traitor Anna Soubry whose Broxtowe constituency voted to the Leave the EU by 52.5 percent and are “embarrassed” and “ashamed” by her.
Let’s be honest here. In the name of equality (rather than meritocracy) – rushing to bring in more women to the party under David Cameron in 2010 – there have been some dreadful mistakes made. Soubry, Morgan and Wollaston are just some of those errors. These people are not Tories, they are as blue as the Financial Times. If anyone is going to set up a new party, it should be them.
The big news of yesterday’s vote was just how many Brexiteer MPs there are in the Conservative Party. The public perception was previously one of Remainer-domination and conspiracy. Yet yesterday 117 chose to vote for no confidence in May. That in itself is 37% of the total. This presumably does not count the number of Brexiteers on the Government payroll who would have resigned if they had decided to vote no confidence, who add dozens to the 117. In other words, Brexiteers likely have a majority of seats in the Conservative Party – add them to the DUP MPs who the Tories need to prop up a government and the picture in the light of today is worse for Remoaners like Morgan and Rudd than it was yesterday.
As Theresa May brings her dreadful deal back from the EU once again, and as her days fade away as the Japanese Knotweed Prime Minister of this great country, there is much work for the Brexiteers to be getting on with – fundraising, planning for all eventualities, preparing for unity behind one candidate the associations can vote for once May leaves, and exposing the true shenanigans of the People’s Vote movement in the Tory Party. (For example, could it now be time to ask Dominic Grieve questions about Pakistan?)
The Brexiteers alongside the DUP, backed by the Referendum result, possess one hell of a lever in Parliament. So, gloves off, ladies and gentlemen. There’s a deadlock to be broken. Who ever said Brexit would be easy?