Monday, July 04, 2016

The Big Theresa May I Want To Be Prime Minister Gallery

Theresa May for Prime Minister?

Bad enough that you have overseen this appalling McCann travesty for years, rubbed shoulders with the protagonists, thrown millions down the drain in order to further the sham Operation Grange, and now, to further your own political aspirations, are prepared to risk as potential Prime Minister, throwing the country into further chaos and turmoil when the truth inevitably comes out and your duplicity is exposed for what it is.

Not if I can help it Madam.


su said...

Brilliant, especially the shark one with Bernard , Theresa and Gerry.
Me thinks this should go to a paper not particularly fond of her.

Jill Havern - CMOMM said...

One of your finest galleries, Himself!


Anonymous said...

‘Watching me watching you…’


The Big Theresa May I Want To Be Prime Minister Gallery
Get'emGon├žalo Yesterday at 9:28 pm

The Big Theresa May I Want To Be Prime Minister Gallery

5 July 2016 at 08:58

Anonymous said...

Not about St Theresa....but fitting as Chilcott is v soon......

At the end of May, Tony Blair argued that a government led by Jeremy Corbyn would be a “dangerous experiment”. But with the former prime minister’s own destructive record set to be judged this week with the release of the Chilcot inquiry into the invasion of Iraq, the irony of such a statement has been lost on no-one. In particular, it’s well worth watching the poignant points made about Blair recently by parody newsreader Jonathan Pie.

Pie begins with a response to Blair’s concerns about Corbyn, asking:

What’s more dangerous? Having a socialist in charge of a supposedly socialist party? Or lying to the public and taking the country to a catastrophic war in the Middle East?
Calling the ex-PM a “sociopath” and a liar, Pie continues:

As far as I’m aware, Jeremy Corbyn is responsible for zero deaths, whereas Blair is responsible for half a million. And yet he calls Corbyn dangerous. Is that supposed to be some sort of joke?

And then, then he leaves office and literally makes millions of pounds by becoming a ‘peace envoy’ to the Middle East. I mean the man is either a psychopath or a comedy genius

Anonymous said...

Sorry above by me....


Himself said...

Democracy, dontcha love it?

Himself said...

Thank you all.

Banpots, nice one, I have tucked the vid on the end of the comments dump.

Anonymous said...

Thing is the largest part of the English remain camp is in the home counties and London....Scotland andd Northern Ireland contain few whom the Conservative party would wish to impress add to that London which isnt exactly a blue hotbed of tory support and you must conclude that to ignore brexit and legislate to remain could be one sophistacated suicide cocktail for Theresa.... ..


Anonymous said...

Himself @10:56

"The law firm said in a statement that its clients were a group of concerned British citizens, but it did not name them or say who was paying for the legal action."


Anonymous said...

Himself said...

I'm all for correct constitutional processes, but you cannot call it such if said process ignores the mandate of the people.

Not much point in holding a referendum in the first place. This isn't one of Cameron's numerous inquiries, only to be rejected if he don't like the outcome. And heaven knows, we've seen enough of those.

Himself said...

Bampots 5 July 2016 at 11:49

As Martin rightly pointed out, this was a United Kingdom referendum with the result being 48-52, end of, finished, curtains.

Scottish devolution is a different matter entirely.

and you must conclude that to ignore brexit and legislate to remain could be one sophisticated suicide cocktail for Theresa.... ..

That's as maybe, but I fancy it could well be the behind the scenes shenanigans that carry the day. I think that's how it works in this illusion we call democracy.

Martin Roberts said...

Ah, the Law...

First (according to the Attorney General) the war against Iraq was not legally justifiable. Then it was.

Rather like a DNA analysis we've since heard about, where the vestiges were consistent with that of Madeleine McCann. Then they were not.

(Is there a trend developing here?)

"The outcome of the Referendum itself is not legally binding and for the current or future Prime Minister to invoke Article 50 without the approval of Parliament is unlawful," Kasra Nouroozi, a partner Mishcon de Reya, said in the statement.


DC entered into a verbal contract with the electorate (see my comment at the link dump 28.6, 17:16) which he articulated in Parliament and to Parliament. It was not challenged. It must therefore be construed that it met with Parliament's tacet approval at the time he entered into it, which, I should imagine, is (or should be)a more influential decision in the eyes of the law than any change of heart subsequently. What's more the pledge to hold a referendum formed part of the Conservative manifesto prior to the general election of 2015:

"8 May 2015: The Conservatives win a majority in the House of Commons in the general election and immediately pledge to make good on their election manifesto promise to hold a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU by the end of 2017"

For Parliament to agree to a referendum only to decline acceptance of the result would be an absurdity. Whether or not the EU referendum result is legally binding in and of itself, the sitting Prime Minister had already been accorded the power of veto/enactment and, in Cameron's case, had made perfectly clear, publicly, what his course of action should be in the event of the electorate's voting to leave.

One might suggest, in retrospect, that he ought not to have done so but he did. And that is what counts IMO.

Himself said...

Thank you Martin, all noted.

I'm not getting too excited over it all at present, I think there will be months of wriggling and slithering yet to come by those with vested interests.

Jill Havern - CMOMM said...

Petition: Invoke Article 50 of The Lisbon Treaty immediately.

"The British people have spoken. We have voted to leave the EU. We want article 50 of the Lisbon treaty to be invoked immediately. We still have two years to discuss our exit from the EU, but we do not wish to delay it any further."

61,409 signatures so far.

Anonymous said...

MPs voted by 544 to 53 in favour of the bill.

Himself said...

What's that Sir Humphrey?

Himself said...

5 July 2016 at 18:15

Wriggling and slithering.

Martin Roberts said...

One law for the rich...

Q: How many Eurocrats does it take to change a light-bulb?

A: 101. (One to hold the bulb in place, the other hundred to rotate the ceiling)

There is a serious point in there however.

Messrs. Mishcon de Reya seem to be of the opinion that invoking article 50 of the Lisbon treaty, as an outcome of the EU referendum, requires an act of Parliament. Yet it is but one article of many (at least 50, obviously) comprising a treaty that was signed first, ratified by Parliament second. Nor did that require 50 or more separate acts to accomplish.

"2008: The UK ratifies the Lisbon Treaty. The High Court rejects calls for a judicial review of the decision by Tory MP Bill Cash and businessman Stuart Wheeler. They claim ratification without a referendum was illegal"

Clearly, as far as the High Court was concerned, the vox populi was irrelevant in this instance. Mishcon de Reya would have us believe it still is.

But back to article 50, a single aspect of a treaty ratified en bloc by a parliament legally entitled to remain oblivious to the will of the people.

The invocation of article 50 is not tantamount to revocation of the treaty, but an exercising of one of its provisions.

Would Mishcon de Reya wish to argue, I wonder, that each and every such provision within the treaty of Lisbon required an act of Parliament to enable? Or that the precedent of first signing a treaty then ratifying (legalising) it subsequently should in this single instance be inverted, an already acknowledged/delegated Prime Ministerial responsibility having to be ratified in law before it is discharged?

The very name Mishcon de Reya provokes the question of quite who is behind this attempt at special pleading, eh, Sir Humphrey?

Anonymous said...

Mishcon de Reya is said to be Cherie Blair's law firm.

Martin Roberts said...

Anonymous @20:45

I believe CB's outfit is actually Matrix Chambers. No matter, one of their number has been 'instructed' by MdR:

Small world innit?

Himself said...

Ah so!
40secs But is anyone old enough?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Martin Roberts said...

Anonymous @21:31

Of course the judgement of someone quick to underwrite the McCann cause is to be trusted implicitly.

Himself said...

Jill Havern 5 July 2016 at 17:03

Not this kiddy, apart from not signing petitions, I don't furnish the government with my details.

But thank you nonetheless.

oooxxx for old time's sake.

Himself said...

M R 5 July 2016 at 22:04

Mais uoi!