Brexit – Behind closed doors

This video of Steve Baker former Brexit minister, with responsibility for delivering the EU withdrawal bill, reporting to Bill Cash.

It will give you an insight into what has been going on behind closed doors at No.10.

It is worth watching the first 5 mins at least.

Steve Baker says

“The constant refrain throughout my time in government was an atmosphere of reluctance to leave. The entire approach of the Government is sufficed by a reluctance to deliver what the public voted for, namely us controlling our rules in our parliament, with all that that means.  It is difficult to be too damning about the attitude that has been brought by the Government to the negotiation”

Basically Theresa May and Phillip Hammond, despite, the Referendum, The Manifesto upon which they were elected and the overwhelming Article 50 Vote, have to put it politely, not been pulling completely in the same direction.

What price Democracy?

It is worth a watch and gives great insights into the workings of the Conservative party and the people we elect and trust to represent us.

Bottom line is that they think they know better. Either that or they are just looking after their future careers. Probably both.

Whichever way you look at it, it appears that they are saying one thing, and doing another.

Difficult to stomach that kind of behaviour.

 

Nick

 

2 Responses

  1. Mark Smith

    Watching Steve Baker in this Committee will be shocking for those of you who still believe that we still live in a Democracy.

    • nick brown

      Mark hi,
      Democracy (Greek. δημοκρατία dēmokratía, literally “Rule by ‘People'”) is a system of government where the citizens exercise power by voting.

      Whichever side of the Brexit debate you sit, this behaviour goes against all the long-established values of the UK.
      The failure of the leadership challenge in December 2018, by 200 votes to 117, has clearly demonstrated a complete lack of Integrity from nearly 2/3 of Conservative MP’s.

      My understanding is that the 200 are the ones on the payroll. If so, this was not putting the party before the Nation, it was putting their self-interest and careers before the Nation. It was even a secret vote. Where is the transparency and accountability in that?

      I would not want to be a Conservative MP at the next election.

      Nick

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