The Observer leads with a piece of the most blindingly obvious scaremongering you’re likely to see. They’re telling us that the European Union – well, the Commission, that pit of federasts – is wargaming the fall of Theresa May and what that might mean for Brexit negotiations. Well, yes, and? What does anyone think wargaming is?
Wargaming being to think out well, if I do this then they might do that. Or possibly they’ll do this other. And if they do either or this third thing then what am I going to do? That is, wargaming is just another name for thinking.
Revealed: EU war-gaming for fall of May’s government
Leak shows Brussels planning for PM’s defeat and making efforts to prevent her deal being unpicked
The logic behind the process of thinking is “I’d like to achieve this. So, in the varied universe of possibilities and actions of others, how might I achieve my goals?”
The EU is war-gaming for the fall of Theresa May amid a complete collapse in confidence in the prime minister after a week of chaos over Brexit, a leaked document seen by the Observer reveals. In the run-up to a crucial summit of EU leaders where May will ask for a delay to Brexit, Brussels fears there is little hope that she will succeed in passing her deal this week and is preparing itself for a change of the guard in Downing Street.
A diplomatic note of a meeting of EU ambassadors and senior officials reveals an attempt to ensure that any new prime minister cannot immediately unpick the withdrawal agreement should May be replaced in the months ahead. Some hardline Brexiters want to replace her with a leader who will back a harder split with Brussels. According to the minutes, the European commission’s secretary general, Martin Selmayr, who is known as a master of strategy, asked: “Imagine that they have a new Brexit secretary or prime minister – what then? Article 50 has been agreed and the process has ended. It must be clear that the starting point is not a renegotiation of the withdrawal agreement.”
Yes, of course, we all agree the Commission are evil, some are drunk, all are vastly worse in that they’re federast and so on. But we’re not usually saying that they’re actively stupid. Thus the idea that they might think through the moves to gain what they desire shocks us in what manner?
A little story to illustrate. As we know on 1 April the media likes to run the fake/joke stories as a little April Fools. That TV one on the spaghetti harvest, BMW did some years of fun spoofs as ads. The White Cliffs of Dover going green from moss. One that sticks in the mind was the Telegraph.
They’d uncovered the plans the US had to invade Canada in 1939/40 etc. How we all laughed, for of course we were at the time near at least allies and they weren’t going to invade London, Ontario just because London, Middlesex fell to the Nazis. The joke being much better because of course the Americans did have plans to do just that. The military always has plans to do just about anything within the realms of physical possibility. Because that’s what the military does, makes plans for things it might have to do. The process being called wargaming.
So why would we be surprised that the EU is wargaming what might come next? Federasts and evil they are, but stupid enough not to think?