They're just on Brexit autopilot now. Inane waffle.
THE SUN SAYS Brussels is still playing hardball because they know the Irish backstop is their golden ticket
ITALY is in recession, Germany’s economy is nose-diving.
What a moment for Brussels’ headbangers to risk a No Deal Brexit.
We know why they’re still playing hardball.
Michel Barnier admits they could probably find an alternative to the Irish backstop — but why would they?
It’s their golden ticket. A ruse to keep us trapped indefinitely and hobble us as a newly independent trading nation.
Plus, they believe Tory Remainers may bottle out before they do — and delay or halt Brexit. But that’s a huge gamble.
No Deal won’t affect unelected, unaccountable, untouchable eurocrats with monstrous salaries and fat pension pots.
But EU politicians should be terrified.
If the chaos finally tips the eurozone into recession, and hundreds of thousands lose their jobs in Ireland and across the continent, they won’t thank national leaders for sacrificing them on the altar of the sacred backstop.
They will join the clamour to escape the EU — and elect much less moderate politicians who will make it happen.
THE day after the referendum, The Sun called for billions to be pumped into working-class communities ignored by London’s politicians.
So Theresa May’s pledges to do just that in rundown coastal towns and Labour’s former mining heartlands are very welcome.
Even if they are decades late and a ploy to win votes for her deal.
New infrastructure, NHS upgrades and skills training are just what’s needed.
But we would go further, with radical regional tax breaks to lure employers.
Rebalancing our economy towards Leave-voting areas and away from comfortably off Remain ones is what any Government should be doing.
Labour’s “people’s vote” bores are hysterical about it, of course.
The status quo suits them fine and Mrs May’s tactic could — shock, horror — secure Brexit.
The fact they are crying foul, and would rather get their way than see hard-up towns bailed out by a Tory Government, shows how warped their priorities now are.
Off you pop
THEY can’t help themselves, can they?
Remoaners, some in Cabinet, are itching to rubbish our chances of securing the legal assurances we need.
They champ at the bit to “rule out No Deal”, to surrender every last scrap of our leverage, to ensure a meaningless, supersoft Brexit or even halt it.
They cannot even keep a lid on it for two weeks while their Prime Minister and her negotiators try to secure a better deal in the national interest.
If our mediocre Business Secretary Greg Clark — and others who will never reconcile themselves to the majority’s Brexit decision — are so keen to rebel, let them get on with it.
Quit today, or back the PM and belt up.