A view on Brexit.
Just a thought!
Democracy is a safeguard against voting that threatens views held by the Establishment. A current example being Brexit. Democracy is in the process of correcting the misguided British majority vote to leave the EU.
Nobody could negotiate so badly if they truly wished UK to legally and sensibly leave the EU. We voted to leave. We did not vote to pay a huge ransom to leave. Brexit was undermined from the result of the vote.
Here Michael Shrimpton entertains with a researched account of topics affecting the UK when getting out of the EU. The law, the power of sovereignty and the concept of omnipotence are among topics covered. What is lawful ? What is legal?
Sir Ivan Rogers, the ex ambassador to the European Union, who resigned in January, made his remarks to MPs on the Commons Treasury Committee.
He said that Theresa May’s decision to trigger the countdown to Brexit opened up Britain to being “screwed” in the negotiations with Brussels.
The former diplomat said: “I think we’ll have a row straight away in 2018 on the scope and ambit of a free trade agreement.”
He said that the language used to describe he UK’s Brexit deal by the EU was “Canada or Canada dry” but the UK’s attitude was “Canada plus, plus, plus”.
Again the opponents to Brexit are squeeling against the democratic vote to leave the EU. This time doubting the agreement with the WTO! If the EU gets awkward we walk away and immediately trade on our own. Europe need our purchasing power. And we trade under the agreement with the WTO and other independent agreements.
Sir Ivan Rogers I invite you to stay resigned and let democracy and trade run its course.