AT last. At long last. Theresa May’s stunning slap for the EU, furiously defiant and remorselessly logical, was the rebuke she should have dished out over a year ago.
It was blindingly obvious then that Brussels would not negotiate in good faith. On Thursday they proved it, with their squalid ambush and the infantile taunting online.
The Sun says we cannot keep making sacrifices and proposing solutions only for Brussels to reject them[/caption]
Mrs May has always treated EU leaders with respect. But these bullying egomaniacs, these swaggering posers in designer suits, lack the common decency to respect Britain, our Prime Minister and our democratic choice.
So yesterday, on behalf of her position and the nation, she bit back. It was the best speech of her life. And her arguments were as unassailable as her welcome new tone was hostile.
We CANNOT remain part of the EU’s institutions — and make a mockery of the referendum verdict. We WILL NOT split the UK. We WILL NOT annul the Brexit vote because they don’t like it.
We CANNOT keep making sacrifices and proposing solutions only for Brussels to reject them without any sensible counter offer. That’s not a negotiation.
Mrs May says it is not longer a negotiation, it’s a stalemate[/caption]
So, as Mrs May says, it’s stalemate. If, as The Sun expects, their response is more of the same, she should tell them this: “Here’s one final offer… not Chequers, but a simple free trade deal, plus security co-operation, that respects our referendum and your principles.
“And since Michel Barnier now accepts that technology CAN police borders, let’s use it between Northern Ireland and Ireland.” If they spurn that, we’ll know they aren’t serious.We can leave with no deal, bank our £39billion divorce payment and mitigate short-term damage by slashing taxes.
These bullying egomaniacs, these swaggering posers in designer suits, lack the common decency to respect Britain, our Prime Minister and our democratic choice
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We will lure businesses and talent from the continent and embrace those already here, as Mrs May has promised.
And we will be free from the clutches of the Brussels club and the posturing pygmies running it.
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The losers’ vote
IS anyone more delusional or dishonest than the laughably-named People’s Vote campaign?
These Remainiac losers pretend a second referendum is in the nation’s interests when it plainly only serves theirs.
The Prime Minister has always been respectful towards EU leaders but she felt the need to bite back in her latest speech[/caption]
To get their way they would risk hideous disorder and the annihilation of trust in democracy. And they are utterly deluded about their chances of victory.
Almost all Leavers would vote the same way, alongside many ex-Remainers who know the first vote must be honoured and now see the EU for what it truly is, especially after Thursday.
But even if Remain won, why should anyone respect THEIR victory?
It would never be sustainable. The fury at an EU which bullied us into a rerun would never subside. Nor would the rage at Remain diehards who colluded with Brussels to bring it about.
The genie is out of the bottle.