Theresa May is set to anger thousands of Brexiteers (once again) with her latest concession to the European Union.
The Prime Minister wants to keep Britain tied to EU-run police agreements that could see Brits shipped off abroad to face foreign courts in Eastern Europen countries, along with other states.
Mrs May is expected to announce on Saturday that her government wishes to remain tied to the European Arrest Warrant as well as Europol membership.
“It has emerged that her speech in Munich on Saturday will include a declaration that the UK will keep the European Arrest Warrant as well as Europol membership.
No10 hopes a big offer on defence and security will split Eastern and Nordic states from France and Germany’s tough line on trade barriers.”
How is this supposed to be ‘taking back control’ when British nationals can be sent away and trailed by a foreign court?
WATCH | Andrew Symeou recounts his experiences locked up in a corrupt Greek jail for a crime he did not commit.
Theresa May plans to keep us in the European Arrest Warrant – and subject more Brits to the injustices faced by Andrew.
— LEAVE.EU 🇬🇧 (@LeaveEUOfficial) February 12, 2018
Former Brexit minister David Jones said: “Whatever the utility of the arrest warrant it is imperative to ensure that the jurisdiction of the ECJ does not prevail”.
Mr Rees-Mogg once described how the EU’s arrest tool means UK nationals could “have a corrupt policeman in a distant country with a foreign language insisting you’re arrested and there’s no protection”.
Theresa May SNUBS Remoaner Chancellor Philip Hammond in the most humiliating way
The Prime Minister Theresa May has dramatically snubbed her Cabinet member and Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond in one of the most humiliating ways imaginable by blocking him from making any speeches in an upcoming series of talks to try and boost the Brexit cause in Britain.
It is now common knowledge that the Remoaner Hammond has made a number of demands for Brexit that actually go against the ‘hard’ departure from Brussels that the people are calling out for, and this will be a bitter blow for the man who is actually in charge of the nation’s finances.
While there are calls for any sort of transition period to be put on the back burner, Hammond has come out and supported the idea, and to make matters worse he has also called for ‘very modest’ changes to the UK-EU trading relationship after Brexit.
According to a report in The Express:
REMOANER Philip Hammond has been frozen out by Theresa May from a number of keynote Brexit speeches as those Cabinet Ministers more optimistic about leaving the EU outline “Britain’s roadmap to Brexit”, it has been reported.
Theresa May will use a series of speeches from the Tory Brexiteers Liam Fox, David Davis and Boris Johnson before finally setting out her vision for Britain’s post-EU future.
This news comes ahead of next month’s crunch negotiations with the EU.
Mrs May has left Chancellor Philip Hammond out of the three-week process, which could cause tensions within the Conservative party.
Mr Hammond’s exclusion will unease his pro-EU supporters, who regard him as a “check” on the hard Brexiteers.
The Chancellor has been outspoken in his desire to see the UK remain as close as possible to the European Union after Brexit.
To be fair, there have been many calls for Hammond to be blocked from making any more speeches of this nature due to the detrimental effect that they may have upon the Brexit process, but all of this just demonstrates that there is a more concerning issue that needs to be dealt with.
While we may be celebrating that this high-profile voice has been silenced, how can anybody say that this sort of decision from Mrs May is an example of a ‘strong and stable’ government?
Surely if her Chancellor cannot be trusted to make a few speeches here and there, it is time for him to be relieved of his duties.
‘Chancellor of the Exchequer’ is one of the top Cabinet positions in terms of influence, and it can even be argued that the resident of 11 Downing Street is pretty much ‘second in command’ in so many ways.
Therefore, we simply don’t need this sort of disharmony at the very top.
Part of the Chancellor’s role is to give speeches that allow various institutions within the United Kingdom to make decisions about their finances accordingly, from the Bank of England itself right down to the everyday businessman and businesswoman in the street.
Therefore, if he is being denied this right, then his suitability for the role has to be questioned.