Further to the prophetic words recently given to Emma Stark and to Veronika West on a delay to Brexit and developments in the Backstop to PM May’s Withdrawal Agreement, this afternoon the DUP delivers a hammer blow to Theresa May… . This news reads:
‘The DUP has delivered a hammer blow to Theresa May’s chances of getting her deal agreed by MPs as the party said a one year delay would be a “better strategy” than the “prison” of the Withdrawal Agreement. [Some say recent proposals would move the UK from ‘vassalage’ to ‘slavery’: RB]
‘Sammy Wilson, the party’s Brexit spokesman, said that if Brexit was postponed for 12 months the UK would at least “have a say on the things which affect us”.
‘The support of the DUP’s 10 MPs is viewed as crucial to Mrs May’s hopes of securing a House of Commons majority for her deal which has already been crushed twice.
‘Writing for The Telegraph, Mr Wilson said: “Even if we are forced into a one-year extension, we at least would have a say on the things which affect us during that time and would have the right to unilaterally decide to leave at the end of that one-year period through the simple decision of not applying for a further extension.
“Surely this is a better strategy than volunteering to be locked into the prison of the withdrawal deal with the cell door key in the pocket of Michel Barnier?”