Editor: Another morning has revealed fresh treachery from the British ruling class, with a motion passed in the the House of Commons ruling out a no-deal Brexit.
From the Australian:
In an astonishing result that has completely undermined the authority of Prime Minister Theresa May, the House of Commons has voted to take a no-deal Brexit off the table in any circumstance.
As it emerged that among 17 rebel Tories four were cabinet minister who abstained in the vote, Mrs May now faces the dilemma of whether to sack them or not.
In an hour of high drama and amid pressure from fellow MPs the movers of the amendment to Mrs May’s main motion – to reject a no-deal Brexit – Conservative Caroline Spelman and Labour’s Jack Dromey tried to withdraw their ‘no circumstances’ motion, but Speaker John Bercow allowed another signatory, Labour’s Yvette Cooper, to move it.
The amendment vote was won 312 to 308, which ruled out a no-deal unilaterally, without including a qualification from the original motion.
Shortly afterward, when the amendment became the motion and was put to the House again, the vote was 321 to 278, a majority of 43. A breakdown of the vote showed 17 Conservative MPs had voted for the motion.
The decision leaves the government in a quandary: the parliamentary vote is not legislated and can be ignored, yet Environment Secretary Michael Gove, speaking for the Prime Minister, had earlier promised parliament that they would legislate the no-deal vote.
Speaking immediately after the vote, Mrs May put a series of bleak options to the House.
“The legal default in UK and EU law remains that the UK will leave the EU without a deal unless something else is agreed.
“The onus is now on every one of us in this House to find out what that is. The options before us are the same as they always have been.
“We could leave with the deal this government has negotiated over the past two years. We could leave with a deal we have negotiated but subject to a second referendum but that would risk no Brexit at all, damaging the fragile trust between the British public and the members of this House.
“We could seek to negotiate a different deal, however, the EU has been clear the deal on the table is indeed the only deal available.”
Mrs May added that on Friday (AEDT) the government would bring forward a motion on whether the House supports seeking to agree an extension to Article 50 with the EU.
The system is powerful and impersonal. It would not matter who is there, as long as the people who do hold power are able, step by step, to delay, obfuscate and frustrate the formal exit of Britain from the EU. The plan is simply to do this for long enough that the British people eventually give up and accept that they will never be free.
Meanwhile, Kevin Rudd has continued the propaganda from Britain’s colony. He implies that Britain would lose access to the entire economy of the European mainland – which is complete nonsense. He also argues that the boogeyman of nationalism and protectionism in the US will hinder trade between the UK and the US, despite a commitment from Donald Trump to the contrary.
KRudd gives the game away when he points out that rising nationalism within the EU’s biggest countries is threatening the political survival of the EU – the European Union actually needs Great Britain far more than Great Britain needs the European Union.
In the video below, Matty’s Modern Life dissects this doublespeak from the duplicitous globalist Kevin Rudd.