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Brexit: The Draft Withdrawal Agreement, is that the UK is about leave, but not really leaving!

The charade is up and the draft agreement was released. The hard bargain is that the United Kingdom would lose finalizing this agreement that is made now. Because of the predicament they are already in. they want to trade, but don’t want membership. They want to control the movement, but has to consider the Northern Ireland. Therefore, the Republic of Ireland vote in the European Union has values. Still, the ones who thought the UK would be sovereign by leaving the EU is wrong. They are still connected, but losing their vote and say in the Union. While they have to follow the Union, that they just left.

Brussels won this one. They really took the cake and ate it, but they just used the EU Regulations and Rules, the set-up and configured landscape that is made the EU Member States, which again control the Third States towards the Union; if they want to trade and be incorporated with the Union. In this regard the UK.

The UK and Tories was bound to loose, they have promised an easy road, but everyone on the outside knew they would loose. They just waited to reveal it, until the Withdrawal Agreement Draft was published.

Now, people want to distance themselves from it, the Cabinet and fellow MPs. Who has been solid Brexiteers and wanting to leave the Union. Because that would make the sovereign UK so much better. However, this deal that are delivering the protocols and the measures that any NON-MEMBER STATE would have to encounter, while still being association with European Union are going through. Is something the UK is not ready for.

The Conservative Party, the Theresa May legacy and the whole debacle over the two year work towards today from the Referendum on 24th June 2016. Are clearly showing the blatant disregard, but also the nativity across the English Channel. As the London based politicians thought they could maneuver and trick this one. To negotiate and make it look funky fresh. Instead, they have lost the Membership, their say in the Union and have just pay more for imported goods.

They are having an agreement where the Court Justice of the European Union still have jurisdiction and mandate, even binding force as they leave. The UK is also demanded even as they leave to contribute to the EU budget until the 1 January 2021. Also, ensure there is a Common Travel Area between Ireland and UK, as with respect of the Good Friday Agreement and previous agreed upon measures with the EU considering the Northern Ireland.

Clearly, there is a lot more, but the Tories and the PM May has lost big in this one. They have bound their state as a non-entity, but still giving powers to the Brussels. Seemingly lots of concessions without seeing the implications. Or if they saw it, they accepted because they knew consequences if they pulled out of the bodies or took power. Than, they would have a harder time trading with the EU.

The UK are getting more of the same, as this deal also ensures a Single Customs Union and also free movement of labor, just like today. While also losing their say. But they get a joint Committee, that they will share together with EU until the final withdrawal.

Clearly, the years in limbo will continue with this continued deal, but not the deal anyone really wants to sign. As the beneficiary isn’t the UK, but the EU. That is the funny thing about it all. As the ones wanting to leave, are the ones paying and not the ones remaining. Who would have a say and actually contribute as an equal partner. Instead, they are divorcing, but still kissing the ring.

Also, there was so something about Northern Ireland their rights, but the draft agreement had no sections mentioning special rules or arrangements for Scotland or Wales. They are just ugly ducklings who doesn’t matter to London. As London has to trade the waters carefully in Belfast, but not so much elsewhere I suppose. Peace.

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Brexit: Jacob Rees-Mogg Letter on the Withdrawal Agreement (14.11.2018)

Brexit: Opposition Leaders (Corbyn, Roberts, Blackford, Cable & Lucas) Letter to Prime Minister Theresa May (14.11.2018)

Brexit: DUP Foster – “a weakened Union is not in the national interest” (13.11.2018)

Brexit: Opposition Leaders (Corbyn, Roberts, Blackford & Cable) Letter to Prime Minister Theresa May (13.11.2018)

Brexit: Tom Watson MP letter to Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on “Re: Russian interference in the UK” (04.10.2018)

Brexit: Chair of Committee of Public Accounts Meg Hiller MP sends letter Permanent Secretary of HM Revenue and Customs Jon Thompson – “The Customs Declaration Service” (02.10.2018)

Brexit: Boris Johnson and Theresa May sneer at each other at CPC18, but nothing comes out of it!

Surely, I am grateful I am not a British citizen today, as the Conservative Party Conference in 2018 in Birmingham are going on and what a spectacle it is. Today, it really shown its dire sides, as the Tories are showing their flex and their plans ahead. If not their internal squabble, which in the end makes the Brexit even harder.

The Tories should at this point, be able to have a policy and negotiations team to configure and mange the withdrawal as a Member State with the European Union (EU). However, the government and the cabinet, which has had major changes, are now in trouble with its former members. If that is David Davis or anyone else.

Then you have the biggest skeezer is Boris Johnson. Who the day before his performance at the Conference, walked in a wheat field, just to piss-off his former boss. This being the Prime Minister Theresa May. Therefore, the MP Johnson, knew he could trigger her and used again harsh words against her. Because she is easy to pick on.

Johnson knew what he was up too, just like the articles he writes. He suddenly has all the solutions, but he didn’t deliver them or compose those while campaigning or even being the Foreign Secretary. Therefore, he is a bit out of touch, as he plays big for the public, but is a mediocre politician in reality.

Not that Theresa May is great either, she should have worked more strictly with the policies and ensured the cabinet would work towards the same goals. Instead, all the different fractions within the HM Government have come to the public and the Tories seems unsure how they want to deal with the EU. That the PM feels betrayed today is natural, but that is part of the political game.

Both of them is playing with high stakes, both promising solutions, but them both should know that they are risking their political lives. Johnson has now less to loose, but this doesn’t make him look brilliant, more like a man who didn’t take charge while he was in power, but from the sidelines says everything can solve it. That is just a direct insult for the months he was in the cabinet.

May still have no solution for the Brexit, neither what the EU will accept and neither what the Tories really will agree upon. Nevertheless, the withdrawal will move on. The final day is getting closer, but the Tories are looking more split and more in the wind, than before. Instead of being certain how they want to move, it looks like internal power struggle seems more important, than the future of the United Kingdom.

If any of them thought this was wise, let me tell you, the world is looking and boggled by what your up too. As the lack of tact and brilliance is staggering. That the Boris Johnson acts like does and that he gets away it. The Labour should also address his claims, as he used the opportunity also to attack them. May defended herself, but also shown disdain about the comments made by Johnson.

This here just shows what the Tories has lacked from the get-go, a clear-cut and willing policy of what they wanted on the outside and what they really are risking to loose. As they are acting more as still a member with free trading, but not with free movement. Which the EU will not accept, as that is not accordingly done after EU protocol. Therefore, the Tories continued Pick-and-Mix strategy is flawed as it is.

Today’s speech and answer. Only shows the lack of progression and lack of policy. That the Tories are still at the high sea and not sure how to get back on land. Peace.

Irish Exporters Association calls on all parties to prevent a no-deal Brexit scenario (21.09.2018)

Dublin, 21st September 2018, The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) acknowledges, with great concern, UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s statement on the current state of play of negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. To ensure that Irish exporters continue to be able to trade with the UK as frictionless as possible after 29th March 2019, we call on all negotiating parties to prevent a no-deal scenario.

On Mrs May’s statement, Simon McKeever, Chief Executive Officer of the Irish Exporters Association commented: “The Irish exporting industry heavily relies on our long-standing strong and open trading relationship with the United Kingdom. The UK remains one of our largest trading partners, source of investment and provides a vital land bridge for Irish exports to the European continent.

We have always known that these negotiations would be tough, complicated and ongoing until the final straight. With a final deal required within the next 4 – 6 weeks, negotiations have reached an impasse – significantly increasing the chances of the EU and UK missing their negotiating deadlines. In addition, the ongoing political rhetoric and uncertainty in the UK, is further increasing fears whether a deal can be reached, and, even if a deal were to be reached if it could pass in the House of Commons.

As the voice of the Irish exporting industry, we call on all negotiating parties to reach an ambitious, comprehensive and legally enforceable Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the future relationship in the remaining weeks to provide businesses with certainty. For that, the transition period agreed to earlier this year is vital.

In light of the increasing risk of a disorderly exit, we welcome the Irish Government and EU’s no-deal preparations. In particular, we welcome the announcement for hiring up to 1000 additional personnel to facilitate the expected increase in customs requirements.”

Statement by President Donald Tusk on the Brexit negotiations (21.09.2018)

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