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Brexit: 30 Opposition MPs letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid – Impact Assessments (17.10.2019)


Opinion: Boris revised May’s deal, but will it matter?

The looming important date of 31st October 2019 of the Withdrawal from the European Union for the United Kingdom. That Prime Minister Boris Johnson is happening with “no ifs or buts”. However, what happen today was really an vindication for former PM Theresa May. As dually noted before, she made the best legal withdrawal agreement possible. The modifications made wit the current negotiations isn’t that big. Its minor tweaks.

Boris has now his “own” deal, but only partly. He can sell it as his own, but we all know the drill and seen what was in the first package. Therefore, what is delivered today was more of the same. They are still hoodwinking the public of the important stuff for the Brexiteers, while not delivering the key parts for the Remainers either. Just like May did. She must have a blast knowing all of this, because of the all added pressure and scrutiny she had from folks like Boris and ERG. She can now be rest assured, that she did as well as she could.

So, with that in mind. As there is special sitting on Saturday, coming from the same Government that prorogued the Parliament. Just because it couldn’t muster courage to defend its own action. Are now calling and tabling debates to finalize the “new” withdrawal agreement. That the DUP has already said “hell no too”. While Labour is also saying its not “good enough”. We can just await SNP and Lib-Dems too. We just know, that the Minority Tories government are needing some serious help to pass this hurdle. To pass a revised edition of the previously non-passable agreement, which was voted down: Three times in the House of Commons and the Speaker dodging the tabling of it the fourth time.

Now it will arrive, as the statutes and some parts has changed. It has even given more power to the EU. Which is surprising concerning the hard-liner stance of the Tories and whose in-charge at this recent moment. Like the Tariffs, the Institutions and so-on will still follow direct guidelines of the EU without any sovereign hold, while still being on the outside. That is win for being part of the EU market, but a loss of control. As the UK also loose their ability to vote or change within the system. Even if it jumps out of the Customs Union. Therefore, it will likely also pay the famous financial settlement too. Which shows how much crap Boris has swallowed.

All of this is proving a point. That Boris who promised so blatantly that he would get a good deal, get a modified and shady, indifferent deal, which is not substantial for anyone. The EU has accepted this one, but they are the winner in this divorce. They have the transition and has the legal binding things. While UK has to configure the rest and find new ways to move.

The UK are really the losers, Boris Johnson ensured that. That is why the EU was quick to ratify the agreements made. These are ensuring the same sort of arrangement. Now, it is just up to the British Parliament to figure this out and get along. Which is most unlikely. Because, who want to sell this one?

The Pro-EU, the Remainers will not and the Brexiteers will not either. That is just a mere blunt fact. Squinting at the pages and boggles, how little that the PM has learned. Did he forget why the other one went to smithereens in the first place?

Seems so. Cheerio Bye Bye. Peace.

Brexit: Barrister’s Briefing Note – The Revised Political Declaration (17.10.2019)

Brexit: Statement from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) – 17th October 2019


Brexit; President Juncker letter to President Tusk (17.10.2019)

Brexit: Labour MPs letter to President Jean-Claude Juncker (08.10.2019)

Brexit: Lib-Dems – Government grovelling over food standards to try and secure US trade deal (07.10.2019)

Brexit: Lord Kinnoull letter to James Duddbridge MP Under Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union – “Government response to Hosue of Lords’ report Brexit: the Customs challenge” (03.10.2019)

Brexit: DUP Statement – Foster-Coveney’s remarks are obstructionist& Intransigent (03.10.2019)

Opinion: Boris new Brexit proposal is a unicornification of the Irish border!

It’s like a border nightmare, a fictional approach, which will not stick. This is the sort of proposal, a pick-and-mix. Which plenty of Europeans said wouldn’t happen with the Brexit. Still the United Kingdom and their leaders, thought of themselves as so special, unique and wise. That they would get the deal they wanted and Brussels would comply? How dumb is London?

Right now Merry Poppin’s, the whole shining Tories and Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on crash-course on fundamental principals. Not that the “Back-Stop” is an original idea, but it makes some sense. Even if the Tories, DUP and other ones are disagreeing. Because, the trading has be done a certain way and especially considering the circumstances in Ireland/Northern Ireland.

The UK is blatantly playing second fiddle and hoping nobody catching them in lie or in the act of mischief. Because, the proposal and the explanatory note to the letter send to Jean-Claude Juncker is specifically saying this: “The introduction of a zone of regulatory compliance across Northern Ireland and the EU would remove the need for regulatory checks and related infrastructure at the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, while enabling the UK and EU to maintain their own distinct customs regimes” (HM Government, 02.10.2019).

This is a unicorn of magnificent proportions, the sort of epic monster whose appearance only get overshadowed by Helen Mirren or Sean Connery trying to be poetic on the telly. In the mean while, we know this will not stick.

His trying to have mechanisms, whatever they maybe, but as long as they are not called the “back-stop”, which is in the Withdrawal Agreement. It is so special kind of failure, the ideals of whacking the same empty plastic-bottle and thinking sooner or later it something will come out of this. However, it will not.

The EU will not be fooled by this, their legal team will not accept this and this horseradish and nincompoops will only agree to this. The ones whose blind-sided by smear and total utter rubbish 24/7.

We all can see this, Europe sees this and thinks, does the Tories think their own population is this stupid? Do the Tories think Dublin and Belfast is so naive?

Because, that is how it seems. As it states later in the note: “To support this system of controls at the boundary of the zone, traders moving goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland would need to notify the relevant authorities before entering Northern Ireland, in order to provide the necessary information to undertake the appropriate checks, and, where appropriate, prevent the entry of products prohibited or restricted by EU rules. At its boundary with other third countries, the EU currently captures much of this information through the application of the Union Customs Code” (HM Government, 02.10.2019).

Still, they want to trade, sell and move goods, but notifying is enough. But what happens if a driver, or company forgets to notify and cross the borders, wouldn’t that be smuggling without following the codes? Wouldn’t be problematic. From a government filled with questionable characters at best, they should consider that all people aren’t truthful in their declarations. That is why most passengers with illegal amount of goods on airports, tends to pass “nothing to declare”.

Don’t they think that this will happen here to? Or is Boris suddenly heart-warming, caring individual who actually wants to make life easy? Nah, I don’t believe that stick.

Let’s be clear, this sort of unicornification of the withdrawal is foolish. It is a Narnia, a Shia without the Elves or the Hobbits. But surely they do got some unicorns for sale. Especially from the Tories, they are in stock and ready for trade. Even before the next Premier League Transfer Window, maybe Everton will buy that one.

Who knows?

This got to stop and its only a few days left to 31st October 2019. The clock is ticking and this is only getting dumber by the minute. Peace.

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