Can Prime Minister Theresa May Survive the Spygate Scandal and Deliver Brexit?
Spygate in case you haven’t heard, is the biggest scandal to have hit politics on either side of the Atlantic. Surprisingly, perhaps, for us in the UK, it may well have implications for whether Theresa May survives as Prime Minister and we leave the EU with a clean Brexit once she has departed. Insiders are asking, “Can Prime Minister Theresa May Survive the Spygate Scandal and Deliver Brexit?”
Take your mind away from the current Brexit shenanigans for a moment and put your focus on Prime Minister Theresa May. Why she is so desperate for continued close ties with the EU – and why does she appear to have abandoned closer ties with the US in the future? Does she know something we do not? That our goose is well and truly cooked once the truth comes out about our interference in trying to take out candidate Trump in the 2016 US Presidential Election?
It is possible, I suppose, that the Heads of GCHQ and MI6 thought they were assisting the US to unmask a Russian puppet. Perhaps they didn’t know that their counterparts in US Intelligence, Brennan and Clapper, were rogue elements intent on fabricating a Russian collusion narrative against a Presidential candidate. Perhaps our chaps thought they were doing what was only right and proper for our American cousins, little knowing that they were acting as proxies in this dastardly deed. It didn’t help, of course, that one of our ‘retired’ spies was the go-between for, and possibly the author of, the notoriously salacious ‘Russian’ dossier on candidate Trump that led to the appointment of Special Counsel Mueller. Mueller, incidentally, is still mulling two years on and has yet to produce his final report. Whatever else he has come up with, none of it appears to have implicated President Trump.
Did the UK ask President Trump Not to Expose Their Involvement in Spygate?
The upshot of the evidence is, however, that we are heavily implicated in the Spygate scandal, the plot to take out a Presidential candidate, a President elect and now a sitting President of the United States. After issuing an order for the declassification of documents and text messages related to the Russia-collusion investigations, President Trump received phone calls from two close US allies asking him not to release the information. One of them was almost certainly the UK. Why would we do that unless it would be very damaging to us – and to Prime Minister Theresa May, in particular? She certainly would not want our role in events in 2016 to be made public.
Could this be why Theresa May is so desperate to keep us tied to the EU, to prevent us being out in the cold, having offended our closest ally? Is this why she has bent over and agreed to the EU’s every demand in the withdrawal negotiations and why she is so desperate not to anger them? So we will not be isolated and weakened on the world stage? She would never admit, of course, that this is the real reason for her increasingly alarmist rhetoric as she attempts to keep us under the EU’s umbrella. It makes sense for me, at least, of why she keeps repeating that her Withdrawal Agreement is supposedly a good deal for us in spite of all evidence to the contrary.
Is Theresa May Toast? Are Her Days Numbered?
If she is replaced tomorrow there is still a chance of a clean Brexit. Why the Tories are still clinging to her at this point, given her level of incompetence and her unfailing ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, is anyone’s guess.
The unanswered question is, when the dust has settled and the plotters have been dealt with, will Trump forgive and forget if we get rid of her?
Might we yet achieve Brexit and come in from the cold?