LOL – happened to check online news for once this morning and espied this at foot of a digital home page (click image for link) as though ‘confirmation’ of Veronika’s message from the Lord:
Definition of ‘mayhem’:
- violent or extreme disorder; chaos.
- as ‘May-hem’ – prime ministerial hemming-in or control of ministers [per R Barker]
- synonyms – disorganization, confusion, havoc, bedlam, pandemonium, tumult, uproar, turmoil, madness, madhouse, hullabaloo, all hell broken loose, wild disarray, maelstrom, trouble, disturbance, commotion, riot, anarchy, destruction.
PS: pertinent points from the day’s broadsheet:
- It was reported by the Spectator that Mrs May told David Davis, the former Brexit secretary with Cabinet ministers at Chequers that she could not make changes to the White Paper because “I’ve already cleared it with Mrs Merkel [Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor]”. UTTERLY OUTRAGEOUS!
- Maria Caulfield, resigned on Monday as a vice-chair of the Conservative Party and writes in the Telegraph:
- ‘Having studied the Chequers Brexit “deal” I believe I had no choice. The deal in my opinion is not right for the United Kingdom, our democracy, the Conservative Party or indeed the millions who voted to leave the EU.‘This “deal” is worse than “no deal” and ironically far worse than a deal – a Canada-type free trade agreement – that European Council President Donald Tusk himself offered, saying: “I propose that we aim for a trade agreement covering all sectors and with zero tariffs on goods. Like other free trade agreements, it should address services.”
- ‘Instead of exploring this perfectly acceptable solution, a small cabal in Downing Street has dreamt up a complex arrangement that seeks to recreate large parts of the EU’s single market. This comes with serious costs. Accepting a “Common Rule Book” sounds innocuous but means accepting EU rules over the regulation of our domestic economy with no say. (Emphasis added)
- ‘Being subject to EU laws and ruling will have major consequences for our external trade and prosperity. If we have to conform to the letter of EU law we would be unable to import goods from other states that we recognise have equally high standards but different laws.
- ‘In briefings I was told Parliament could still change these laws if it wished but there would be unspecified “consequences”. This replicates the key problem with the EU, a fig leaf of sovereignty covering the modesty of EU vassalage. We would taking dictation from Brussels….’