When it comes to Brexit, my position is to favour hard Brexit because it is becoming crystal clear that there is no such thing as goodwill coming from the EU. According to
EU negotiator Michel Barnier,
Britain must 'face the
consequences' of Brexit.
I think the word that sums up the attitude from
Brussels is extortion!
Extortion is defined as the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats, the EU wants their cake and eat it so it seems, and we aren’t getting a unique deal in the trade talks, we can have what they give us.
So, why waste the time, prolong the agony, save the plane fares and say thanks but no thanks, Michel Barnier said the EU would accept Britain's desire to quit the single market, they would ‘accept’, hilarious, they aren’t getting a choice, as to be pressured into accepting one of a small number of existing models, if that doesn’t meet our needs then we should just refuse.
No is a powerful word, and it is time the UK Government made full use of it in these talks, we aren’t some backwater economy, we are the fifth largest in the world, people and countries want our goods, services and people.
EU negotiator Michel Barnier can make as many repeated warnings there would be no 'cherry picking' but the truth is the EU needs a deal with the
more than we need a deal with them.
Money in this case really talks.
One thing which Barnier hasn’t fully grasped is the concept that unless the
is happy, there will be no deal and no deal means no £39 bn or whatever the
divorce bill runs to. EU negotiator Michel Barnier seems to me to be lazy,
which is why he wants Britain
to choose between one of two broad models that already exist, based on how Norway and Canada work with the EU.
I personally doubt it; her career is rather shaky at present as election results show all too graphically. All the way through these talks the public have only gotten snippets of what is going on, it seems everything is hush hush, but at some stage, everything will have to be shown to the public.
The public voted for Brexit, we expect as an aside not to be ripped off, we can see how trade done properly can be mutually benefit both the EU and the UK, but we aren’t going to be held to ransom by unreasonable demands, the EU has shown its hand, it is holding a bluff pretending they have a royal flush, well the bluff is going to be called, at that point there are going to be several very and deeply unhappy Europeans in the room.
Finally in times like these with Europe in a mess socially and politically, we are doing the right thing by leaving the EU, Europe is heading for a dark place, the signs are clearly there, their direction of travel is wrong and conflict will eventually come whether that is a new cold war with Russia and/or the domestic variety which is why there the creation of an EU army.
These people are playing a stupid and dangerous game.
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