Well the debate on Brexit is still getting hotter and hotter and following the Gina Millar case in the High Court and now the ongoing long case in the Supreme Court, I really do dread to think how much of taxpayers money is being wasted on what I personally believe is nothing more than a deliberate Tory delay tactic. Of course this is my own personal opinion but if you consider what I am about to say, I would be interested in knowing if you think I am right or wrong on this important issue, that we the people have no real control over now.
The one thing I do know about the Tory party is the one thing that is always at the forefront of their thinking on any matter, is how will this improve our chances of re-election. Of course they were none to happy with the outcome of the EU referendum, considering they had control of both IN and OUT designated campaign teams how could they possibly lose, well to the surprise of many they actually did lose and that is really a clear demonstration of their own disconnect form the people they are supposed to be representing. They know that they must comply with the will of the people or fear never getting elected ever again. So I have no doubts whatsoever that Brexit will happen and I also think it will be a Brexit without any agreed EU deal at the end of the negotiations.
The Tories will want to ensure they get the most out of Brexit and that can only mean their thinking will be on re-election at the next General Election, but that is such a long way off, so they need to delay things and also find someway of getting round that Fixed Term Parliament Act, so David Cameron resigns so he isn’t forced to keep his word on that leaflet he spent £9 million of Taxpayers money on which clearly stated “We the government will do what you the people decide”, theoretically he should have invoked Article 50 on June the 24th and the only way he could avoid doing so was to resign. So the smart cookies in the Tory party will have time to work out the best return possible they can get from a Brexit they never really wanted and that would be to hold a General Election just after Brexit, if they can arrange this for May 2nd 2019 on the same day as the local elections, they should win a landslide victory in both for being the party that took Britain out of the EU. Now to make this happen it would mean that they would need to Invoke Article 50 in March 2017 and then use the full two years of the exit negotiations so Brexit will occur in March 2019, then feed misinformation to cause a vote of no confidence in government to get over the Fixed Term Bill and then hold a General Election on that May 2nd 2019. It is the only logical conclusion for all this nonsense we are seeing now.
However there are some, UKIP being one of them that feel that repealing ECA 1972 and simply ignoring Article 50 is the right way forward, however that could not be further from the truth and I spoke with Gerald Batten about this not so long ago. What this plan doesn’t take into account is the consequences of breaching an international treaty. The only legal means of leaving the EU is by invoking Article 50, this is part of the Lisbon Treaty that we have signed and agreed to abide by. Should we try to just ignore that we risk breaching a treaty which would also breach international law. This would mean we would lose our WTO trade rules protection and the EU would be able to implement limitless trade barriers on Britain to punish us for leaving the EU and we all know just how much they would love to have the opportunity to do that. I’m sure some will be thinking, well that would just be cutting off their nose to spite their face but if you are thinking that you haven’t realised what great disdain the top tier of the EU have for all the countries in it, they do not really care about anything other than the EU dream. Because of this we must Invoke Article 50 first and foremost before doing anything else. Once that is done there would be nothing stopping Parliament revoking ECA for a quick Brexit but as I have pointed out that is not part of the Tory plan.
Of course this is only my own personal view of things and at the moment there is only one thing I am absolutely sure about, nothing that we the people do now will make the blind bit of difference to what happens in regards to Brexit. We have had our referendum and we have voted, I have no doubts whatsoever that we are leaving the EU and so I think it is time to think about what happens after we do leave, making sure that after we Brexit the people have a real voice in British politics is what I will be concentrating my time on now, because in all fairness at this moment the Tories do hold all the cards and we have little to no chance of making them do anything, we simply have to try to keep people informed of the facts and not let them get distracted by the smoke and mirrors of politics.
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