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That disunited Kingdom October 26, 2016

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Whatever one’s views on Brexit this surely must be of great concern, the reports back from the meeting the heads of the devolved government’s in the UK had with T. May.

Nicola Sturgeon:

“I don’t know any more now about the UK government’s approach to the EU negotiations than I did before I went in to the meeting,” she said. “At the moment, it doesn’t seem to me like there is a UK negotiating strategy, which is one of the sources of great frustration.”

Carwyn Jones:

“nothing concrete came out of the meeting and I am none the wiser as to what her proposals are”.
“The problem seems to be that they don’t know what to do next,” he said, adding that May had declined a direct opportunity to reassure him that businesses would continue to trade without tariffs with the rest of the EU.

Interestingly Martin McGuiness was focusing on the need to avoid a hard border on the island and Arlene Foster was a lot more positive in regard to the overall process.

This is class, from Sturgeon:

Earlier, the prime minister’s official spokeswoman said Ms May wanted a united negotiating position, with a single set of arrangements applying to all parts of the UK. And she warned the leaders of the devolved administrations against any actions which could undermine the UK’s negotiating position.
“I’m not seeking to undermine anyone, I don’t know what the UK’s negotiating position is, so there’s nothing there that I can see to undermine,” Ms Sturgeon said after the meeting.

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1. oldpoet56 - October 26, 2016

If what is being said here is correct and it does appear from the outside looking in that these quotes are accurate then it appears that T. May is clueless on how to be in charge of their governments affairs.

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2. oldpoet56 - October 26, 2016

Reblogged this on Truth Troubles: Why people hate the truths' of the real world and commented:
Is Prime Minister Teresa May actually clueless on how to run the government that she has been put in charge of?

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3. simonjkyte - October 26, 2016

The honeymoon period for her is over. Brexit, Heathrow etc. – will all come home to roost now.

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WorldbyStorm - October 26, 2016

+1 Heathrow is fascinating – the fallout could be very significant and if course isn’t there going to be a by election.

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simonjkyte - October 26, 2016

in Richmond you mean? The Tories are not standing; Goldsmith will be independent

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WorldbyStorm - October 26, 2016

Bah! And hel will vote with the Tories…I presume he will be reelected

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simonjkyte - October 26, 2016

Well, could be complicated.

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Liberius - October 26, 2016

He was pro-brexit though, and Richmond Park was a very pro-remain constituency, that can’t be discounted. Lib Dems are the second place lot there, so prepare for the possibility of them winning.

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simonjkyte - October 26, 2016

and that is quite possible. but he may prove quite popular on the heathrow issue

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4. eamonncork - October 26, 2016

It’s strange too to see, as Wbs, said previously the Tories acting as though there was a 99% rather a 51% vote in favour of Brexit. It’s as if the SNP had reacted to the independence referendum defeat by saying ‘bollocks to that silly Scottish nationalism idea, it’s a fair cop guv.’ Whereas in fact they’ve shown how a vote like this is just one part of the equation and you can continue to reshape the narrative even after a defeat.

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5. Phil - October 26, 2016

“Don’t undermine the impression that we may or may not have a negotiating strategy by revealing that we haven’t!”

More of the ‘poker player’ approach to negotiation. I think Theresa May must have seen Cool Hand Luke at a formative age.

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6. Alibaba - October 26, 2016

I have heard it argued that Theresa May will ruthlessly pursue the Brexit strategy, and making it known that she is doing so. This will happen to ensure that the practical consequences of this action are registering in the minds of the population and political reps of other UK nations, who driven by economic interest might reconsider prospects. May might thereafter call another referendum to consider the outcomes potentially on offer. Better still, it was suggested to me, she might use the so-called ‘royal prerogative’ which permits the Prime Minister to enact what they see fit. So May could swing either way on Brexit because she says so.

Make of that what you will.

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7. CL - October 26, 2016

It appears that quite a few of the Remain Tories were lukewarm in their position, not expecting Brexit to pass. Once it passed they quickly became supporters, Theresa May being one.
There will not be a second referendum, and this will be used as an argument against a second referendum on Scottish independence.

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