“We are with Europe but not of it; we are linked but not compromised. We are associated but not absorbed. If Britain must choose between Europe and the open sea, she must always choose the open sea” Winston Churchill
“We decide on something, leave it lying around and wait to see what happens. If no one kicks up a fuss, because most people don’t know what has been decided, we continue step by step until there is no turning back” Jean-Claude Junker
It is clear that a large number of politicians are unaware how angry the electorate has become regarding the Brexit negotiations. It is not just the growing loss of patience driven by the anti-democratic activities of many MPs and establishment figures; the flames are also being fanned by continual anti-British government propaganda in the mainstream media and this only adds to the intransigence of the EU negotiating team. And the ongoing threats from the EU that the electorate should be punished for deigning to leave only add to the British peoples’ resolve – “the sooner we are out the better”.
The United Kingdom has been repeatedly told that unless it pays an unspecified huge sum of taxpayers’ money to the EU, there can be no free trade agreement post March 2019. If this is the bottom line, then so be it – there will be no free trade deal and both sides will lose out. It is infuriating and embarassing for the citizens of this great country to see this total disrespect for the UK and its importance as a trading partner go unchallenged. The two major UK political parties promised Brexit in their manifestos and that is what the electorate voted for. In order to regain the initiative, this is what the government must do:
- Cease the quest for a free trade agreement forthwith
- Make urgent preparations for trading under WTO rules post March 2019
- Ensure businesses and areas of the economy facing commercial loss as a result are properly indemnified
- Appoint an effective communications team to ensure the electorate are kept informed of developments and of the real benefits to all of being an independent United Kingdom
Many in the EU and vested interests here believe that by repeatedly running down the strengths of the UK, the British will cave in and hand the keys to Westminster over to Brussels. Neither group understands the British people. We are staunch believers in democracy and we demand strong leadership and fairness.
“If, however, we leave the European Union without an agreement the default position is that we would have to trade on World Trade Organisation terms…” The Prime Minister’s letter to Donald Tusk giving notice of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU
They can’t say they weren’t warned – time to plan for a bright future for the people of the UK, and that time is now. The government and the United Kingdom can only gain from seizing the initiative and moving forward – a vote winner for sanity.