Giving Back Control
Members of the House of Expenses Claimants have taken due advantage of their newly-recovered sovereignty by defiantly voting down the Lords' amendment to the Article 50 bill. The amendment provided that the Government should guarantee the rights of EU citizens in advance of the formal notification; but - as we have heard so often from the woman who today lectured the fiend Sturgeon about politics not being a game - when one is playing cards for a profitable divorce it is fatal to show one's hand with a gesture of good faith. As far as the expenses claimants are concerned, any inconvenience felt by Euro-wogs on being ordered to leave the country is clearly outweighed by the mental agony of incurring the wrath of Murdoch's marauders or the Rothermere Daily Stürmer. Fortunately, the blathering prima donna in charge of national isolation predicts that everything will be fine because, given the cleansing waves of adult reasonability which have emanated from Westminster since last June, the twenty-seven enemy powers will swiftly come around to the mainland's point of view.