Daily Brexit Update: Saturday 7th July 2018
Many Brexiteers across the country will be waking up and wondering not if they've been sold out by the Tories, but by how much with many Conservative voters and members vowing never to vote Blue again.
But while the masses of leavers make their feelings clear, the silence from the cabinet Brexiteers is deafening! Why were none prepared to resign, have their ministerial car wrenched from them as they were reportedly threatened with and take that long walk down the drive (see picture above) to the gates and get a taxi?
Theresa May has betrayed us all – and Brexiteer ministers are letting her get away with it. https://t.co/jxw3xXKav1
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) July 7, 2018
Common rules for food & goods. EU court remains supreme. Special arrangements for EU migrants (ie open borders). How paradoxical that now only the EU can save us from this betrayal by rejecting it. pic.twitter.com/daIJ1VtNEQ
— Gerard Batten MEP (@GerardBattenMEP) July 6, 2018
— Leave Means Leave (@LeaveMnsLeave) July 6, 2018
— UKIP North Dorset (@UkipND) July 7, 2018
And the last Tweet from Jacob Rees-Mogg appears to have been from before the decision:
The future of the country and the Conservatives depends on Brexit meaning Brexit. https://t.co/GOGk9q24EQ
— Jacob Rees-Mogg (@Jacob_Rees_Mogg) July 6, 2018
But he has told BBC that he will stick to his promise (video).
And he now says more detail needs to be seen (video):
Andrea Leadsom is backing the deal:
As a passionate Brexiteer with huge optimism about future as a free trading nation, I agree with the PM that keeping the UK together is vital. Alignment on goods, with Parliament sovereign on each decision, free to trade, no more vast payments, ending free movement – good for UK https://t.co/9ZKQkxSaXc
— Andrea Leadsom MP (@andrealeadsom) July 7, 2018
And here's what it's all about – basically the PM has convinced her party to go forward with negotiating a so-called 'soft Brexit' with the EU.
Now, it is being claimed that this does not technically breach any of Theresa May's 'red lines', but this is a proposal to Brussels, not the end-game. Now the EU negotiators will sit down with David Davis and extract more concessions on top of what we've already agreed because that's what Theresa May always wants.
Anyway, the Tories know exactly what they've done, but are relying on the four years to the next planned general election to rebuild their party's reputation. In the meantime Tory politicians will redouble the usual 'Labour will tax and spend the country to death' mantra so as to keep the voters concentrating on the two party state!