Category Archives: EU

The advantages associated with leaving the EU

The UK pays the EU £13 billion a year to be a member. Not being a member of the EU would save the UK £13 billion a year. If the UK went to World Trade Organisation rules after March 2019, the UK would pay tariffs on goods and services it exported into the EU, but since… Read More »

The EU has called the UK to heel

“We will come to heel in the end, probably quite quickly, because it is very important to avoid the cliff edge next year. We will not avoid it, but we will postpone it.”  Lord Kerr, who as a diplomat designed article 50. The transitional arrangement deal demanded by the EU is a document designed to bring… Read More »

Remaining just isn’t an option anymore

European Union divisions over migration were brutally laid bare today after the EU’s top court ruled that member states would be forced to accept thousands of asylum seekers under a compulsory quota system. “Politics has raped European law and values,” Peter Szijjarto, Hungary’s foreign minister, told a news conference. “The Hungarian government considers today’s decision… Read More »

Article 50 of The Lisbon Treaty

1. Any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements. 2. A Member State which decides to withdraw shall notify the European Council of its intention. In the light of the guidelines provided by the European Council, the Union shall negotiate and conclude an agreement with that… Read More »

Will the transition deal destroy Theresa May?

From the exchange between Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, The Rt Hon David Davis MP and The Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, it is clear that the UK Government have agreed to a two year transition deal that changes NOTHING about our current relationship with the EU. This is not a Norway style… Read More »

Welcome to the Vassal State

Jacob Rees-Mogg was entirely correct when he stated that the UK would become a vassal state to the EU Superstate (A vassal state is any state that is subordinate to another. The vassal in these cases is the ruler, rather than the state itself). The UK Government is desperate for a “transition” period and is happy to accept the demands of the EU… Read More »

A “mistake” not a “disaster”

It is becoming apparent to a great number of people in the UK that the referendum of 23rd June 2016, in which a simple majority of 51.9% of people voted in favour of leaving the EU, is being thwarted. The UK has been offered a transition deal by the EU, laid out in the document… Brussels,… Read More »

Brexit and the NHS

Theresa May famously said “no deal is better than a bad deal”. But if we agree to a Norway style “transition” period, then that will be the worst possible deal for this country. I think this is exactly the plan. Two years of “transition” paying £10 billion (plus) a year to the EU. Free Movement… Read More »

Brexit is taking too long

Theresa May has taken far too long over Brexit. The referendum was very clear. The UK must leave The Customs Union, The Single Market and The European Court of Justice should have no jurisdiction in Britain. The CIVITAS report “Mitigating the impact of tariffs on UK-EU trade” shows that the UK would raise around £12… Read More »