What is DDIP stance on Brexit
In politics the Brexit situation is the top of the agenda for most parties but not DDIP and before you start screaming at your monitor in horror because you think we don’t care. Brexit happens to be one thing we can look at and know that regardless of if people are in favour of it or against it, the real truth of the matter is, democracy has spoken and this will happen, it would be a serious mistake for any party to go against the will of the people. All it is a case of is when and unfortunately not only are the Tories holding all the cards, they also happen to have the starting pistol as well. So we know it will happen to their time table and anyone in politics will tell you that the most important thing on the Tories mind at any given time is re-election. Once you know that it kind of explains why they have been so adamant in delaying the invoking of Article 50. They will want Brexit to happen as close to the next general election as possible, ideally they would be looking at invoking A50 in March 2017, using the full two years of exit negotiations and then hard Brexit in March 2019. They will then call a general election on May 2nd 2019 to coincide with the local elections and hopefully win a landslide victory in both because they are the party who saved Britain from the EU and they will probably succeed.
I see UKIP are going to start campaigning for the repealing of ECA 1972 and according to them they don’t need to invoke article 50 at all, apparently some Swedish lawyer as said it is not necessary. Well the Lisbon Treaty is something that we have signed up and agreed to, it is EU law and as such is independent of UK law, which kind of makes Gina Millar’s case a bit of a farce really but that is another story. The only written law in regards to leaving the EU is Article 50 in that Lisbon Treaty, should we be foolish enough to ignore that fact then we would be in breach if that treaty and thus in breach of international law. This means we would lose out WTO protection and it would allow the EU to impose limitless trade barriers on Britain, which would only be giving them the opportunity they need to punish Britain for leaving. Do you think they might jump at that opportunity?
So why do it when it really is not necessary to take such a foolish risk, the fastest, safe option would be to invoke Article 50 and as soon as negotiations start, say they have broken down and then repeal ECA 1972. That way we have complied with the terms of the Lisbon Treaty and would would still keep the protection of the WTO trade rules.
DDIP stance on Brexit:
Invoke Article 50 now and then repeal the ECA 1972 to get us out of the EU at the earliest convenience. Then start managing trade deals with the EU and the rest of the world. We would then be able to step back onto the world stage with our heads held high.