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A LESSON FROM THE CHESS BOARD
Play to Win!
On one side of the board – the Tory Old Guard – Michael Heseltine, John Major, Ken Clarke, along with George Osborne’s Evening Standard and the Labour Old Guard – Tony Blair, Peter Mandelson, the Kinnocks, aided and abetted by the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg (Ms Negativity) and Jeremy Paxman who soft balled Jeremy Corbyn on the Monarchy and hard balled Theresa May with every brickbat he could lay his hands on – They are the Remainers and they have won the first game.
To do this they let Jeremy Corbyn suggest that money grew on rhododendron trees and that you can talk peace to evil men. All the UK needed was a nice honest guy like him! They never reminded anyone that the last time Labour was in office they ran out of money.
With total cynicism they used him – in his younger days red in tooth and claw – in the same way that Germany used Lenin in 1917 to further their War ends when they transported Lenin in a sealed train from Switzerland into Russia, in that instance with disastrous consequences for the whole of Europe for a century.
The second game is about to start.
Golden Oldies like me recall the 1940 Narvik Debate in the early part of World War II when Parliament realised that the established order under Neville Chamberlain was short-sighted, defeatist, thinking only of themselves and felt that what put the greatness into Britain was under threat, and had to be defended come what may.
Today the threats are very different. We are not dealing with the Third Reich. But we are dealing with the EC with the following real risks:
- Dominated by its power hungry, bully boy bureaucracy <Greece >, its protectionism, and its seriously flawed economy. Its expense culture a scandal in the making,
- Its line of travel to have a common Budget – same tax rates across Europe.
- Denying the UK the ability to control its own borders
- Denying the UK the right to buy and sell at the best prices in the world’s markets unless they approve
- With Germany and France in the driving seat, the UK a powerless backseat passenger
THE UK DOES NOT SHARE THE POST-WAR DREAM OF A FEDERAL UNITED STATES OF EUROPE LIKE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
IT NEEDS A PARTNERSHIP WITH IT
When you negotiate you should start tough, and then you can make concessions as you go along. That is what Theresa May wanted to do. She has been scuppered. Leastways her opening bargaining position has been. She is still PM with the power that gives.
The Second Game is about to start. Your move, Prime Minister
The Universe is Infinite. God, its Maker is infinite. There are an infinite ways to find God.
Respect is a two-way street. There is no good reason to respect someone who does not respect you.
Human Rights lawyers need to grasp here and elsewhere:
Human Rights are not equal and absolute. They are relative and different. And they are sometimes in conflict with each other.
If someone does not respect your human right to lead your life – abuses it, murders it, you have no good reason to respect his.
Daesh and other Religious fanatics have their Human Rights, but Self Defense will always be your Human Right denying them theirs.