BREXIT COUNTDOWN #3: About last night…

Last night, I couldn’t help but settle back, sip wistfully at my hot Ribena, and think: ‘Remember the Chequers deal?’ This was the Brexit plan that Theresa May hammered out with her ministers, amid the wood-panelled splendour of her official country residence, last July, some two years after the Brexit vote itself. There were resignations. There were tweets, posts and articles. Broadcasters jostled to discover what Jacob Rees-Mogg and Nigel Farage thought. And, in the end, it was all kind of meaningless. The Chequers deal had not, after all, been agreed with or by the European Union.

PRIME Minister ‘Jacob Rees – Mogg’?

BRITISH PRIME Minister 'Jacob Rees Mogg'? Theresa May will be forced to call a general election if she manages to push her Brexit deal through Parliament, Jacob Rees-Mogg has said. The chairman of the European Research Group of Tory MPs dismissed claims that the Prime Minister could lose by a 200 majority when MPs vote on the deal on December 11. But he warned on Chopper’s Brexit Podcast that even if Mrs May persuades enough MPs to back her deal, she would face an immediatevote of no confidence called by the Democratic Unionist Party, whose 10 MPs are supporting the Government.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Why Boris Johnson would make a good leader (and I wouldn’t) Jacob Rees-Mogg

Arlene Foster and Boris Johnson. Composite: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye Boris Johnson warned on Saturday that Britain was “on the verge of making a historic mistake”, as Theresa May arrived in Brussels to sign a Brexit deal that cabinet ministers believe will soon be blocked by parliament.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Why Theresa May has to go

In the end the only way to change the policy is to change the person, as the individual determines the direction and is rarely willing to try a different route. As I have known this quotation for decades, it was naïve of me to expect the Prime Minister to change her policy. It is not how it works: the wrong policy means the wrong person.