Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Round and Round

Praise from all the usual suspects, such as Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker, for Theresa May's "brave" and "courageous" decision to forego Britain's rotating Presidency of the EU in the second half of 2017.

But if Britain were leaving anyway, then where would be the bravery or the courage in what would therefore be par for the course?

Behind the scenes, it will turn out that we have merely swapped with someone. Our turn will come round again, however many years hence.

When Article 50 will still never have been invoked. Still less will 326 MPs have voted to repeal the European Communities Act.

You only have to say that second part, and the point is made.


  1. You are obviously right but it's not like anybody minds. As you know, next to nobody really wanted to leave the EU or even cared very much. The Remain voters were real Remainers and still are but most the Leave voters just wanted their Old Labour areas to be noticed for a change. Job done, so never leaving the EU is beside the point.

  2. Even your mate Rod Liddle says we are never actually going to leave.