Interesting reading the tabloids this morning!
Whereas in the past they all kicked and screamed out loudly AGAINST this deal which they called "vassalage", "slavery", "total surrender", "final deceit" etc, they now suddely seem to be backing the exact same deal and go after those MPs which stick to their conviction and voted against the same deal for a 3rd time.
We all understand the deal itself hasn't changed a bit, but TM offered her job in return for a YES vote, meaning a lot of her MPs immediately imagined themself becoming the new PM and suddely vasselage isn't such a bad situation for their country then any longer, but you got to wonder what the tabloid owners (because they pull the strings as to what is written, remember), have to win from it the sudden change of mind.
Anyway: here are some past quotes from high profile brexiteers suddely voting for the WA they previously said was inacceptable and the worst possible outcome, as soon as they see a change of becoming King of the Castle themselves, even if it is just a ruin...
Clearly no spine, no strength of conviction at all: simple pure self-interest."The EU will be our colonial masters, and there will not be a damn thing we can do about any of it. Will I vote for this backstop, as things stand? NO WAY.” Boris Johnson
He voted YES yesterday..."This withdrawal agreement condemns the United Kingdom to vassalage at a cost of £39bn and although fewer areas of British life would be affected by EU regulation than is currently the case, in several very important departments there would be even less control than there is now.”Jacob Rees-Mogg
He voted YES yesterday... "This withdrawal agreement does not respect the referendum result.”David Davis
He voted YES yesterday... in fact he already voted YES on MV2!"The withdrawal agreement makes clear the plan is to lock the UK in the EU’s Customs Union for goods and agricultural products and keep it subject to the ECJ."Iain Duncan Smith
He voted YES yesterday
But this one just hast to top it!“I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election. This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust. Ultimately, you deserve a Brexit secretary who can make the case for the deal you are pursuing with conviction. I am only sorry, in good conscience, that I cannot.”Dominic Raab
, when he resigned as Brexit Secretary, after first having negotiated the WA he suddely seemed to hate...
He voted YES yesterday for the deal he negotiated and then resigned over because it was said to be piss-poor!
And these are the guys that are supposed to take control back from Brussels? ROTFL
Can't wait for their opening positions on where they think they'll land with their FTA with Europe: make sure to save a link to their comments, because it will for sure be hilarious reading once that final trade deal with the EU is revealed.