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May 23, 2019

Tories Drop to 7% and Brexit Party Soars to 37% in Final Polling Before European Parliamentary Elections

Maybe that's because you're pulling the trick that American conservatives are well familiar by now, of pretending to support a position while doing everything within your power to sabotage it.

We can now spell it Failure Theatre, the British way.

Senior Ministers have asked to see the Prime Minister, which is normally a sign of impending defenestration. In response, Mrs. May shut the doors to her Downing Street bunker. Now Andrea Leadsom, probably the leading Leaver left in the Cabinet, has resigned.

Leadsom resigned in protest. Theresa May might finally be done for.

THERESA May was desperately clinging on to power tonight after Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom dramatically quit in protest at her Brexit plan.

In one of the darkest days for the isolated PM, she faced a mass revolt from her own Cabinet and Tory backbenchers - but she insisted she will not give into their demands for her to quit now.

Her Cabinet deserted her and left her alone on the front benches during PMQs earlier as rumours swirled she might finally take the advice of dozens of her MPs and resign as Prime Minister.

May wants to hold a referendum to pass her No-Exit plan, which pretends to be a Brexit while actually making the UK a permanent vassal of the EU.

Leadsom's resignation letter was direct:

I no longer believe that our approach will deliver on the referendum result.

It is therefore with great regret and with a heavy heart that I resign from the government.

...

1. I do not believe that we will be a truly sovereign United Kingdom through the deal that is now proposed.

2. I have always maintained that a second referendum would be dangerously divisive, and I do not support the Government willingly facilitating such a concession.

It would also risk undermining our Union which is something I passionately want to see strengthened.

3. There has been such a breakdown of government processes that recent Brexit-related legislative proposals have not been properly scrutinised or approved by Cabinet members.

4. The tolerance to those in Cabinet who have advocated policies contrary to the Government's position has led to a complete breakdown of collective responsibility.

The Sun further notes:

Commons boss Leadsom has been uncomfortable about the idea of staying tied to the EU with a customs union.

Failure The-a-tre.

People have had enough. Enough lies, enough betrayal, enough pretending.

Meanwhile, Devon Nunes wants Trump to ask Theresa May about her government's role in spreading the fake Hillary Clinton dossier.

Nunes asserted in his letter, which was obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation, that the report [about British intelligence chiefs being briefed on the dossier before Trump was] raises "important questions" about the British government’s role in "spreading the dossier’s false allegations and what actions they may have taken in response to the allegations."

...

"To better understand these matters, I respectfully request that you ask Prime Minster May about the British government's knowledge of the Steele dossier and whether the British government took any unilateral actions based on information provided by Steele or at the request of any U.S. departments or agencies," Nunes wrote in the letter.

Nunes listed seven areas he hopes Trump will discuss with May.

He wants to find out if any British officials tasked Steele with gathering additional information on Trump, as well as whether British intelligence discussed Steele with their American counterparts.

One question listed by Nunes could cause some stress on the U.S.-U.K. relationship.

"Is the British government aware of, did it give permission for, or did it participate in, activities by any government to surveil or otherwise target active or former associates of the Trump campaign, if any such surveillance or activities took place?" one question reads.

Uh, yeah. That almost certainly happened, and it's a big deal.

But it wouldn't be half as bad for Britain as it would be for Obama and his cronies, who asked another government to engage in extraconstitutional spying on a political rival.


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