THE very reluctant residual support for Theresa May in the Conservative Party’s grass roots has evaporated. This was achieved by her typically capricious and quixotic volte-face to embrace Marxist Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as her next means to her holy grail quest of getting Parliament to agree to her savage WA Treaty. We hear from the polls that this desperate chicanery will give Corbyn a clear win at the next General Election. May cares not a whit. She is now an absolutist ideologue for the EU project, happy to sacrifice anything to its progress, including the self-governing democracy of the UK.
The talks are going well: the Remainers, who are really technocratic managerialists, not ‘conservative’ in a meaningful sense, love it. This pact will cement the UK remaining in the EU under the WA then a permanent customs union wanted by Labour; possibly another Labour referendum excluding a Leave option, designed to revoke article 50 and end Brexit.
Unholy alliances end badly. The Ribbentrop Pact between Hitler and Stalin is the historic example. The Conservative May and the Marxist Corbyn – oil and water don’t mix.
But hang on, come to think of it, they do.
Let me cite that devotee of Theresa, Michael Gove, who is STILL supporting her in all she does, including this pact with Labour. Remember how he wound up for the government in its defence of the no confidence motion brought by Corbyn on 16 January? This was when, only three months ago, he tore into Corbyn and in particular his defence record. As an American columnist put it: ‘Michael Gove annihilates Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership credibility’.
Gove focused on what makes Corbyn most weak: his policy positions. Gove described how Corbyn rejected NATO, seeks Britain’s unilateral nuclear disarmament, opposed military action against the Islamic State, and repeatedly deferred to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Gove asked, ‘If he cannot support our fighting men and women, who does he support? Who does he stand beside?’ Gove answered his own question by recalling Corbyn’s homage at the graves of Palestinian terrorists.
Pacing around the despatch box, Gove went on: ‘If the leader of the opposition won’t stand up against Putin when he attacks people in this country, if he won’t stand up against fascists when they are running riot in Syria, if he won’t stand up for this country when critical national security questions are being asked, how can we possibly expect him to stand up for us in European negotiations?’
Indeed, Michael, but if we replace ‘Putin’ with ‘Brussels’, and remember that May’s MoD have pencilled in plans to hand over UK military command and control to the EU Defence Force as revealed in the ‘Kit Kat’ tapes, yes, May’s basic orientation is not to ‘stand up for this country when critical national security questions are being asked’ – she cares not a whit that her WA will give the EU regulative rule over the UK economy, and pass un-repealable laws and taxes against our national interest. It would probably take an indefinitely long lease on our fisheries. Yes, Michael, your support for Theresa as she beds with Corbyn does begin to make sense and reveal a family resemblance, however surprising. A technocratic manager such as David Lidington would have little problem adapting to Mr Corbyn’s demands, as with Hammond and the Treasury. Standing up for British national interests is the last of the concerns of Mrs May. She stands up for Brussels against the interests of a sovereign UK – yes, our internationalist Marxist Corbyn is on the same sort of page here.
To return to the climax of Gove’s speech, he raised the concerns of various female Labour MPs that they have been subjected to harassment by Corbyn’s supporters online. If Corbyn couldn’t protect his own parliamentarians, asked Gove, ‘How could he possibly protect this country?’ And how, Michael, can May possibly protect the UK from the hostile demands of the EU as it now harasses the UK, as she simply gives way to them until we have no cards to play? She is happy to humiliate UK MPs as she ignores their repeated rejections of the EU WA as if they were naughty children; she never ponders why her dangerously toxic product needs to be ditched and replaced with a healthy option.
She is trying to get Corbyn to accept her product and in return she will accept his equally mad customs union to bind the UK into the EU for good. This Ribbentrop Pact is quite disgusting and May is already bringing electoral wipeout to her party as a result. Mr Gove’s speech is a real help in showing how Theresa and Jeremy really do have a great amount in common, two politicians with a shared distaste for British culture and values and a preference to place these under the control of others. One practises camouflage, the other does not.
PS: If you want to read Gove’s speech in full in Hansard, 6.49pm is when he speaks.