I’ve been watching this little video of our Prime Minister, Theresa May:
It’s only about two and half minutes long, but there’s quite a lot packed into it. A picture is worth a thousand words.
She doesn’t seem to be reading her lines. Her eyes are focused on the camera, and there’s only one or two left-right flickers.
And the camera is hand-held. It’s always moving slightly. So she may well be speaking to whoever is holding the camera – who is almost certainly not from the BBC. She’s doing things the online internet way, using a webcam, and posting on Twitter.
And she seems quite relaxed. She even manages to laugh.
She’s perhaps a bit more pasty-faced than usual. She looked a little bit tired. But not completely shattered.
Where’s it shot? Number 10 Downing Street, I suppose. It doesn’t look like her home. It’s a bit too institutional
I came across it on James Delingpole, who wrote:
I’m afraid I couldn’t actually bear to listen to what she was actually saying.
But I listened. I listened very carefully. And watched very closely. After all, if anyone knows what’s going on with Brexit, she does.
Despite Delingpole saying she was lying, I thought she was speaking quite honestly. I thought she was authentic. I thought she’d just sat down on a sofa, and said what was happening.
She said that British people had voted to leave the EU, and parliament had a duty to deliver that.
But somehow or other she seems to think that we have to leave “with a good deal”. Why? If you’ve decided to leave a restaurant, do you have to do a deal with its management? You just pay the bill and leave. Once you’ve left, you’ve left. Maybe next week you’ll come back again.
But she was saying that we’d either leave the EU with “a (good) deal”, or we couldn’t leave at all, because parliament “has been legislating to block no deal.”
But if parliament has been legislating to block no deal, that suggests to me that parliament is in process of legislating to block no deal, and hasn’t completed the process. Because otherwise wouldn’t she have said that “parliament has legislated to block no deal”?
So my interpretation was that parliament still hadn’t actually blocked no deal. And some people say it can’t, because No Deal is what you’re automatically left with if you haven’t got a deal.
I read yesterday on ZeroHedge a piece whose author said he didn’t think a Remainer Prime Minister and a Remainer parliament would ever deliver Brexit.
I believe that the 17,410,742 people who just expressed their opinion in a democratic vote to leave the European Union are about to find themselves involved in what can only be described as the mother of all stitch ups. Brexit just isn’t going to happen!!!
That’s pretty much been my view of what was going to happen. But he said that he thought Macron would prevent any further delay, and instead parliament would vote to revoke Article 50. And I can’t see them doing that. Because to do that would stand the 2016 referendum result on its head: Parliament would override the people.
Anyway, I tried to glean as much as I possibly could from my Prime Minister’s little account. I’ve watched it several times. But I’m none the wiser.
Couldn’t she have had a G&T rather than a glass of water? And an ashtray as well.