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“Secrets had an immense attraction to him, because he never could keep one, and he enjoyed the sort of unhallowed thrill he experienced when he went and told another animal, after having faithfully promised not to.” 
― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

 by Crown Copyright. Prime Minister Theresa May, Chancellor Philip Hammond, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, the entire EU leadership are worrying about a no-deal Brexit. Except for Boris Johnson and few members of European Research Group (ERG) like Jacob Rees-Mogg besides their sponsors, the majority will pay the price for the no-deal move. Cabinet dropouts like Gavin Williamson (over a cabinet leak) and Priti Patel (breaking the ministerial code of conduct) are waiting for the opportunity to come back to the front bench. What a circus!…..writes Anasudhin Azeez

It is payback time for the empire. As blue on blue tussle enters the final phase, political pundits and economists are fearing the impact of no-deal Brexit on the economy and the very existence of the United Kingdom. The hustings expose the hollowness of both the candidates and there is no light at the end of the tunnel.

Gordon Brown is saying Boris Johnson will be the last prime minister of the United Kingdom. Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicting the return of recession if the country going ahead with a no-deal Brexit under a new prime minister.

LONDON, May 24, 2019 (Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street in London, Britain on May 24, 2019. Theresa May said on Friday that she will quit as Conservative leader on June 7, paving ways for contest to decide Britain's next prime minister. (Xinhua/Alberto Pezzali/IANS) by .
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street in London.

Prime Minister Theresa May, Chancellor Philip Hammond, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, the entire EU leadership are worrying about a no-deal Brexit. Except for Boris Johnson and few members of European Research Group (ERG) like Jacob Rees-Mogg besides their sponsors, the majority will pay the price for the no-deal move. Cabinet dropouts like Gavin Williamson (over a cabinet leak) and Priti Patel (breaking the ministerial code of conduct) are waiting for the opportunity to come back to the front bench. Nice to see the rise of another Desi – Rishi Sunak defending Boris on Sky News. He is rejecting all the doom predictions by experts. He is resonating the quotes of the Honourable Member for the 18th century Jacob Rees-Mogg, chairman of the European Research Group. What a circus!

The 29 bum salute by the Brexit party during a ceremony indicate how rotten we are as a society. Whether we like it or not, we respect others feelings. We respect national anthems. It is our duty as a civilised person to stand still and respect if somebody reciting national anthem at a ceremony. What else you can expect from the ilk of Nigel Farage and Ann Widecombe? Both May and Hammond are opposing the no deal but the front runners are mulling it as an option. Now the Parliament has clipped their wings.

British politics is entering the unchartered waters. The mighty empire will struggle to keep its nations in the fold. It’s payback time for the remains of an empire which practiced divide and rule to consolidate its power. Chickens are coming home to roost!

Mr Hammond said £26-27 billion “fiscal headroom” built up, and more, would be needed to respond to the immediate impacts of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. In a further nod to the pledges made by Mr Hunt and Mr Johnson during the hustings, the Chancellor said this meant there would be no cash available for long-term tax cuts or spending increases.

The Government’s analysis suggests that in a disruptive no-deal exit there will be a hit to the exchequer of about £90 billion

Government analysis suggesting a multibillion-pound “hit” to the exchequer in a no-deal scenario would also have to be factored into future decisions, Mr Hammond added.

He also said it would be “wrong” for the Government to pursue no-deal, adding it will be for the House of Commons to ensure it does not happen.

Both the front runners said that they are prepared to take the UK out of the EU without a deal. Mr Johnson has taken a more hardline approach, saying the exit must happen by the October 31 deadline “do or die”, but Mr Hunt said he would ask for a delay if a deal was in sight.

LONDON, Dec. 4, 2018 (Xinhua) -- A pro-Brexit supporter is seen outside the House of Commons in London, Britain, on Dec. 4, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May said the five day Brexit debate which started Tuesday evening in the House of Commons will set the course Britain takes for decades to come. Next Tuesday MPs will vote on whether to support or reject a deal agreed between May's government and the European Union on Britain's future relationship with Brussels. (Xinhua/Stephen Chung/IANS) by .
A pro-Brexit supporter

The country will pay the price for manipulative journalist turned politician’s life-long ambition to get into No Downing Street. The Blue brigade seems to be in favour of Boris to stem the Corbynistas. But how long and how can you trust Boris?

Here is the need of media literacy and political education. A person who threatened his first wife, her friend, also known for sharing crucial information of a fellow journalist with a crook. The latest girlfriend is accusing him of tidiness and care for money. Boris’s first editor Max Husting is saying that the former Brussels correspondent is unfit to hold any public office. Former European Commission President Jacques Delors is saying Boris is a master of fake news. He wrote stories without any facts to support it. Some stories like ‘Brussels recruit sniffers to ensure that Euro-manure smells the same’ and ‘Snails are fish, says EU’ fuelled the commoners anger on EU.

IDS is back. So as Priti and Williamson. While the dreadful IDS managing the Boris campaign, the philandering former mayor gets support from people like Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Honourable Member for the 28th century. Of course Priti, Williamson, Rishi Sunak are also pulling the strings.

Boris may fulfill his dream, but how long? What will be the fate of the government with just 311 members, that also quarreling over deal & no deal, how can he run the show? There is a chance that he could be ousted as prime minister within just one day!

Labour is planning to hold a no-confidence vote. According to The Sunday Times, two Tory MPs are also tipped to defect from the Conservatives if Mr Johnson is elected leader by party members in July. Remain supporting rebels Guto Bebb and Phillip Lee are considered at “high risk” of defecting from the party, the newspaper reports.

LONDON, Nov. 15, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Jacob Rees-Mogg, a member of the UK parliament and chairman of the European Research Group, speaks to the media outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, on Nov. 15, 2018. Brexit-supporting Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg sought a non-confidence vote over British Prime Minister Theresa May's draft agreement to leave the European Union (EU) in March 2019. (Xinhua/Stephen Chung/IANS) by .
Jacob Rees-Mogg, a member of the UK parliament and chairman of the European Research Group.

Defections, coupled with a potential by-election loss at Brecon and Radnorshire, could shatter the fragile four-seat Conservative-DUP working majority in the House of Commons and topple Mr Johnson from power. Boris is trying to woo the DUP with £20 billion bridge. But it will take some time to keep them in the fold.

May is set to officially depart as Prime Minister on 24 July, following the conclusion of the Conservative Party leadership election. A no-confidence motion is expected to be tabled by Jeremy Corbyn one day later, on 25 July, with Labour MPs already told to expect a three-line whip.

According to the newspaper, Tory chief whip Julian Smith has warned Mr Johnson’s campaign team that there is a high likelihood that he could lose the vote immediately after taking power. Even if the plot fails, Mr Johnson is likely to face another challenge in October if he seeks to take the UK out of the EU without a deal or permission from Parliament.

Former attorney general Dominic Grieve has warned Mr Johnson that MPs would be willing to bring down the government in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

“If the new prime minister announces taking the country on a magical mystery tour towards an October 31 crash-out, I don’t think that prime minister is going to survive very long,” Mr Grieve told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

British politics is entering the unchartered waters. The mighty empire will struggle to keep its nations in the fold. It’s payback time for the remains of an empire which practiced divide and rule to consolidate its power. Chickens are coming home to roost!

British Prime Minister Theresa May (R) arrives at 10 Downing street before she announces new ministerial appointments to her front bench in a Cabinet reshuffle. (Xinhua/Tim Ireland/IANS)

 

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