KEEPING up with Brexit news and politics is a full-time job, and there are other sites that dedicate themselves to just this. However these items caught our eye that we thought readers would appreciate:
Leavers Unite to Take the Brexit Pledge (you can too)
If you been bemused by the apparently infinite number of ‘Leave’ and ‘Brexit’ groupings you’ll pleased to hear that several have come together to take some concerted action in support of Take The Pledge. Its purpose is to instruct and put pressure on Parliament to deliver Brexit. That means delivering an ‘immediate Brexit, with or without a deal, regaining control over our trade, fishing, farming, services, defence, borders, tase, foreign policy, law and regulation’.
By signing it you will add your name to the thousands – hopefully millions – of people giving their MPs, of whichever party, this necessary kick up the backside.
The Supreme Court coup – how it wrongly seized power
Colonel Mustard on our pages and Ruth Lea on Twitter have both pointed out a very valuable critique of the Supreme Court ruling by Professor John Finnis for Policy Exchange. In case you missed it, you can find it here
It is, as Ruth tweeted, ‘great work’ by the Policy Exchange:
An excellent analysis by John Finnis on the "unconstitutionality of the Supreme Court’s prorogation judgment". Great work by Policy Exchange. https://t.co/9cBmHuI3y6
— Ruth Lea (@RuthLeaEcon) September 28, 2019
Brexit MEPs on the warpath
Brexit Party MEP Robert Rowland has been busy exposing the ever-more worrying pitfalls of Theresa May’s discredited Withdrawal Agreement. In the Telegraph yesterday in an article headed ‘Bunging the EU billions of pounds for free shows the toxic ineptitude at the heart of May’s deal’, he claims that former Chancellor Philip Hammond, also then on the Board of Governors of the European Investment Bank, gave it €7.5million of taxpayers’ money for no concessions. He goes on to unravel and explain our EIB contribution and how under the already indefensible WA the British taxpayer could be on the hook to EIB, and at billions of pounds of toxic risk exposure, for the next 12 years.
We await Mr Hammond’s response. It should be interesting if it comes.
Rupert Lowe, another Brexit Party MEP, is also up in arms – nipping at the heels of the Constitutional Affairs Committee, to whom he has been putting some awkward questions on the legal and constitutional implications of the Supreme Court’s ruling. In case, like me, you missed it last week here is his letter to Antonio Tajani, chairman of the Constitutional Affairs Committee.
Here’s the letter I’ve sent to Tajani, Chairman of the Brexit committee.
There is potentially a serious case demonstrating we have already left the EU on April 12th!
Supreme Court judgement could have made that a reality… pic.twitter.com/qY3LXbXxsh
— Rupert Lowe (@RupertLowe10) September 26, 2019
Again, we await the committee’s reply.
Scottish Tories’ no-deal U-turn
Now that Ruth Davidson has departed comes the fascinating news that the Scottish Tories have reversed their stance against no-deal Brexit. In a 180-degree U-turn, under their interim leader Jackson Carlaw, they have abandoned her opposition to a clean break to back Boris Johnson, it’s reported.
The next big question for these Tory stalwarts is how they reconfigure themselves free from the progressive Davidson’s influence? Given the support she’s had from the liberal media they may expect a rough ride. We hope it does not deter them from taking a true conservative stance.