You may have noticed in the press that there was an anti Brexit march in
asking for a second vote. The march organised by the political elite was all
about attempting to keep their networking links in London Europe.
In order to do so, this would mean the staying in the EU. The EU is corrupt, some say we should have asked for reform,
over the years, we did, 72 times, we asked for specific measures and 72 times
our voices were ignored. UK
Although there is talk of a reformed EU, I doubt the people currently controlling it have the political will to do so. These people want a United States of
Europe with an
un-elected EU Commission in charge, so long as they get ‘their cut’ and a seat
at the table.
23rd June 2016, the
voted to leave, 29th March
2017, we sent in the letter to leave, this set the two year clock ticking. Now,
there is talk about extending the transition period by the Prime Minister
Theresa May. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has admitted the UK Government is
considering an extension. UK
“I’m open-minded about using a short extension of the implementation period – let’s say three months”.
I am not in favour of extension because we will find ourselves in a position were we will have shown to be weak. The
interest is not solved by extended transition, but by showing strength, we
voted to leave, we should leave. There is no pressure on the UK to agree a future
deal while we are in the EU, and we shouldn’t act like there is. I am one of
those people who favour ‘hard Brexit’, the EU wanted to punish us for leaving,
and have shown themselves to be less than agreeable to a fair solution. UK
The issue of the transition extension has put the Prime Minister at loggerheads with Scots Tories, who see an extension as a betrayal of
fishing industry. We were told that the UK would take back control of its fishing
waters on Brexit Day next March, now we get a story, no, it will now be 2020.
One thing which isn’t about Brexit is the Scottish Conservatives attempt to win
the Holyrood contest of 2021. This is the most important election ever to be
held in Holyrood history and the Scottish Conservatives see themselves in with
a chance. Scotland
Scottish Secretary David Mundell has contacted Number 10 to express his concerns, and ask that there should be an opt-out for the fishing industry from the CFP. That will not happen, if the EU ‘contract’ is extended, then all rights are extended, which could see a legal challenge from either the EU, foreign governments or foreign fishermen.
It doesn’t look like ‘opt out’ is realistic.
You can add to that scenario that the EU27 would agree to this in principle or by deed, especially those whose trawlers fish in
It only takes one to say no!
Douglas Ross MP for Moray; told the BBC's Sunday Politics Scotland programme:
“I could not support a deal that would include staying in the Common Fisheries Policy beyond December 2020.”
“What's important is that we send out a very strong signal to everyone who is negotiating on behalf of the
that this is an issue that is
extremely important for our Scottish communities that we represent. We cannot
have the CFP.” UK
Scottish Conservatives need a big boost to kick start their attempt to win Holyrood, and if you ask the question, ‘what is that got to do with the price of fish’; well getting the opt out is certainly a big win for them. One thing the Scottish Conservatives have been championing is the fishing industry, probably more so than any other political party in
Conservative Peer Ian Duncan led the charge while an MEP for years, while the
SNP under Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon were willing to sell the Scottish
fishermen down the river without a second thought. Scotland
The strength of feeling on this issue is so strong that it might lead to Scootish Conservatives being prepared to vote against the Government, even possibly voting down the Chancellor’s Budget. This then puts Theresa May in a difficult place, as if it wasn’t hard enough at present with ‘rebel talk’ all around her and tempers wearing rather thin.
Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab calling for goodwill and "a bit of oomph on both sides" to get the exit deal over the line might not happen. It seems that some people are apparently working on the leadership bid for the party from the Brexiteer camp.
Scottish Secretary David Mundell has a valid point when he stated:
“It would be rather odd if we ended up in that bridging temporary mechanism without a route out. It could be time-limited, there could be another mechanism. I probably wouldn’t call it an ejector seat but there needs to be something which allows us to control how long we are there for to avoid any sense that we are left indefinitely in a sort of customs union limbo. That wouldn’t be acceptable.”
No deal is better than a bad deal in my opinion, in relation to the Irish border, I would throw that ball back into the EU’s court and say to them, if you want a border in
, you build it, run it and
talk the flak for it. I would then sit back and watch the Irish have their
fight with the EU. Ireland
Who knows maybe they will say time up and call it a day with
The Prime Minister is said to be 95% there in getting agreements for the Brexit deal but this is a case were she needs 100 over 100, a perfect score and then sell it to her MPs and the Country.
On the border, the PM said:
“The commitment to avoiding a hard border is one that this House emphatically endorsed and enshrined in law in the Withdrawal Act earlier this year. As I set out last week, the original backstop proposal from the EU was one we could not accept, as it would mean creating a customs border down the Irish Sea and breaking up the integrity of the
. I do not believe that any UK
Prime Minister could ever accept this. And I certainly will not.” UK
So, basically we could be seeing all or nothing, nothing being hard Brexit, which is were I thought we should be right from the start. This is politics and like football, anything can happen, even if it seems bizarre and totally out of the left field.
Finally, the Brexit march in
is meaningless, the UK
government and the
people are heading towards Brexit, the elites will continue to press for
another referendum vote, but that won’t happen. When you see people like Nicola
Sturgeon and Labour MP Chuka Umunna supporting this march, you know one thing
if you voted leave, you did the right thing! UK
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