Even though the mainstream media would have you believe that MP’s prevented the UK leaving the EU on 29th March 2019, that is pure propaganda. The fact is, it was in Theresa May’s power to leave the EU on the “exit day”. That was the law and MP’s cannot change the law. However, the propaganda covers Theresa May’s intention to provide exactly what large multi-national corporations required, namely that the UK remain in a Customs Union with the EU to protect their trade. Trade between the UK and the EU is largely automotive and food. Germany alone exports £50 billion worth of vehicles to the UK each year, making the UK the largest market for their products (the USA being second). The UK exports millions of car engines to the EU each year. This trade is actually doomed to fail eventually as more countries follow the UK’s lead and ban fossil fuel from their energy mix. The future of fossil fuel transport is bleak, so it is vital that automakers make as much profit from their existing markets, while they still can.

So Theresa May tried to compromise to please all.

The backstop was brilliant as it trapped the UK in a Customs Union until the industrialists lobbying the EU decided the Customs Union was no longer useful. The UK has no unilateral exit from the backstop, which suits the EU perfectly. Just to be clear though, the UK has made no agreement with The Republic of Ireland to ensure an open border between ROI and Northern Ireland. That, again is pure propaganda.

The Withdrawal Agreement also stops free movement of people. Theresa May thought this would be enough to sell it to the people of the UK and their representatives. Her frustration, like a child at playschool to be honest, was plain to see every time she tried to get her deal through the commons. She had stopped free movement and provided a permanent customs union, what more did people want?

Well, her statement that the Withdrawal Agreement allowed an independent trade policy for the UK was just a blatant lie. In a Customs Union, trade deals could be made with nations outside the EU, but, any nation that has a free trade agreement with the EU can export their goods into the UK tariff free, if they arrive in the EU first, e.g. Rotterdam. So, why would Japan do a free trade deal with the UK, eliminating tariffs for UK imports into Japan, when Japan can already export to UK tariff free. This was the problem that Turkey woke up to when the EU was negotiating a trade deal with the USA. Turkey realised that the tariffs they levied on goods from the USA (billions in fact) would be lost once the USA exported to Turkey via the EU/Turkey Customs Union. No advantage whatsoever for Turkey in that deal.

The Withdrawal Agreement also puts the European Court of Justice in the driving seat with regard to UK law, and, there is also the small matter of EU law being written to UK statute without any UK representation whatsoever. £39 billion?

The Withdrawal Agreement was exactly what Theresa May and her Government wanted. It wasn’t foisted on them. They gladly agreed to everything the EU wanted, because that is what their sponsors, large multi-national corporations, wanted. The level of corruption here is plain for anyone to see.

In order to gain the trust of the UK electorate, the Withdrawal Agreement must now be burned on live TV (the BBC in fact). To pursue this lunatic deal is to request annihilation at the next election. Theresa May has gone, but her deal still lingers on.

 

We are stuck with “deal” or “no deal”, but, that is Theresa May’s creation. Whoever said there had to be a Withdrawal Agreement? Certainly not EU law which states that if no agreement were to be struck, then membership ceases two years from the first invocation of Article 50.

No, the Withdrawal Agreement always was a non starter. Designed simply to bog the UK down in the minutiae of EU law which we should now be free of. The UK Government would have been much better off talking trade with the USA, Australia, Japan and New Zealand. Those deals could now be done and we could be starting trade talks with the EU (if we actually wanted to that is).

The UK Government expresses a desire to be “independent” yet gives credence to the false claims of the EU designed to trap and hobble our nation in perpetuity.

For example, the backstop is a ridiculous notion which sets out to re-write an international treaty between the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Nowhere in the British Irish Agreement does it say that an open border between the Republic of Ireland and the UK must be maintained, yet you would think that the British Irish Agreement consisted of just that one clause if you were to believe main stream media. The EU states it is perfectly acceptable to trample on the rights of Unionists to protect the people of Northern Ireland from terrorists. Absolute drivel. Northern Ireland is a sovereign region of the UK, what right does a foreign power have to interfere in our sovereign rights? The EU state that their laws require border checks, well for their information, sovereign nations have border rights too. If terrorism was to become rife, we have a capable armed force to deal with it. The Irish border is literally nothing to do with the EU. It is a matter for the UK and the Republic of Ireland as the signatories of the international treaty they are bound to.

The “divorce bill” of £39 BILLION will certainly balloon to well over that amount. Yet the EU have very few legal claims to any money settlement from the UK. That is an absolute fact and, if, the EU wish to claim money from the UK, they should approach the UK as and when the payments are due. Why is the UK’s “liability” being written into an international treaty? It is quite simply ridiculous.

The EU have threatened the UK for over three years now. They have threatened to block our trucks, ground our planes and not contemplate trade with us until the ludicrous Withdrawal Treaty becomes international law. What a bunch of losers they are. If their club is so great, why do they need to make an example of any member that leaves? Surely countries should be queuing to replace us in this fantastic Supra National entity. Are they?

And what about EU law being written to the UK statute without representation from UK lawmakers. Who would even think up such a thing. In wartime, a defeated nation would possibly have such a clause forced upon them, but why would the UK Government even look at such a suggestion? Not only did they look at it, they signed up to it in November 2018 and then attempted to get it ratified in Parliament. Whatever were they thinking?

It is time to state clearly for the record that Theresa May’s “deal”, the Withdrawal Agreement, is dead and buried, never to be re-visited. Yet, all Conservative Party Leadership candidates want to re-negotiate this part or that part. How can they not see that the whole “agreement” is designed to trap the UK, forever. If the next PM was to burn a copy of the agreement on live TV, then I might have some confidence in the next Government. Until that happens, I’m voting for The Brexit Party and there are millions like me.