Brexit will not happen

David Davis’ speech in Teesport on 26th January 2018 was proof, if any were needed, that Brexit is simply not going to happen. The UK Government has decided not to extend the Treaties by appeal to paragraph 3 of Article 50 which states… 3. The Treaties shall cease to apply to the State in question… Read More »

Will there be a Tory leadership contest?

Thursday 25th January 2018 was the day the Brexiters in the Conservative Party started to make their voice heard. The previous day, Jacob Rees-Mogg had questioned Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis about the transition arrangement being proposed by the UK Government. It became clear that the Government were close to agreeing… 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 »

Your generation had it all and left nothing for us

Here’s the text from a recent Tweet I saw online… “Churchill did win the war. He didn’t make any sacrifice. Your generation had everything handed to you on a plate and you’ve completely fucked it for everyone else.” Do all young people feel this way? Is there any truth to this argument? The fact is… 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 »

TRANSITION PERIOD = Conning the British People

What does ‘Brexit’ mean? It means having nobody else to blame. If you haven’t read the CIVITAS report Mitigating the impact of tariffs on UK-EU trade written by William Norton, please do. It’s a very sensible appraisal of our prospects post Brexit minus all the hysteria and hand wringing. Here are some of the points raised… Read More »