Teresa May's Brexit Deal March 2019
A reminder of why Theresa May’s deal is so unacceptable
Why would the fifth biggest economic power
in the world want to tie itself to a
failing economic dinosaur
like the EU, which is ruled by dictators
that the voters can't remove?
There is a world of opportunity out there.
The UK's economy will boom once we get our freedom back.
Roll on that day.
I couldn't care less if the PM goes early or not.
I do care deeply that the PM is trying
to keep our great country under the control of the
EU dictators forevermore, with no exit door.
1 Sub Heading
2 Utter Failure to Deliver the People's Vote
Ever since the people of the EU
voted to leave the EU in a
the government has delayed and then twisted and turned
at every step to avoid implementing this decision.
3 Teresa May's so called "Deal"
Agreement is no such thing;
it is a remainer
that signs the UK up to a legally-binding
international treaty that can only be changed
by the unanimous
of the 27 EU member states.
This proposed international
It goes against both the
of the referendum
and the clearly setup and well-defined terms.
the clear manifesto
of the Conservative Party
during the 2017 election.
Northern Ireland permanently
remaining in the
Single Market –
creating a border between it and the rest of the UK;
and it hands over a minimum
of £39 billion of UK wealth
for an Agreement
worse than the status quo.
The Political Declaration
drawn up by the EU, which Terresa May
the UK to
broad, deep and flexible partnership
across trade and economic cooperation,
law enforcement and
and defence and wider areas of cooperation",
which would amount to
membership in all but name.
6 Tied Up
It dictates the the UK the following
set out by EU law
and non-negotiable and certainly not changeable
by this or and future
- Creation of a free trade area
- Setting up a "single customs territory"
- Provisions to enable free movement of capital
in trade in services
well beyond the Parties’
World Trade Organisation
and building on recent Union Free Trade Agreement
A level playing field for open
and fair competition
The Declaration proposes an
which "could take the form of an Association Agreement".
Association means Associate membership,
which effectively means staying in the EU.
Paragraph 89 of the Declaration obliges
the police to arrest people deemed
to have committed ‘political offences’
This is kind of crime not known in our law, which
of wrong think
in the book 1984.
Remember, the EU’s Attorney-General
has said that
"Criticism of the EU is akin to blasphemy."
Oddly, the Declaration proposes
"developing alternative arrangements
the absence of a hard border
on the island of Ireland",
so they accept that we can avoid a hard border
in Ireland with no need whatsoever
for a backstop or a customs union.
10 Trapped in EU Slavery Forever
The Agreement gives the EU a
on UK withdrawal.
If the current Withdrawal Agreement
is passed into law,
withdraw from the Agreement.
The EU can keep us in forever
by refusing to revise the Agreement.
It is a sham
negotiation by both sides:
the EU has got exactly the Agreement it wants.
Why would they it change now?
It makes us a rule-taker
in almost all areas of EU competence.
Should it be agreed,
Parliament would effectively be forced to accept,
apply and obey whatever regulations
the EU proposed and be bound by all rulings
by the European Court of Justice.
Contrary to the Prime Minister’s
Lancaster House speech and manifesto pledge,
the European Court of Justice retains
over the UK,
remaining the final
of the Agreement
and of the EU laws that affect us.
Thus, the Agreement is remaining in the EU
in all but name,
but no longer having a say,
thus breaking the
of the referendum
and the election manifesto
The Agreement requires us to keep in
with the EU on matters such as
and tax policy.
This would effectively give the EU
control over the UK’s economic policy.
The UK would not be able to lower taxes
parts of our economy.
We would be listed as a "participating state"
within the EU's
Civil Protection Mechanism,
paving the way
for us to having to contribute money
to any Eurozone bailout.
(The EU Civil Protection Mechanism
was how we were forced into giving the
money after the 2008 economic crash.)
The Agreement stipulates the ECJ
and the European Commission
would be able to set the
levels of our financial contributions
to fund EU bodies which the Agreement
commits us to be part of.
In effect we would be handing the EU a
It aims to retain some
towards EU citizens from the other
27 Member States – specifically in
areas of education and work.
Why should EU citizens get preferred over
those from the rest of the world?
Wouldn't that be
The Agreement commits us to
and supplying our troops for
any future EU military operations
and commits us to sharing
data with the EU after Brexit.
It commits us to sharing the sensitive data
of our citizens with European databases.
We would hand over a minimum of £39 billion
(and possibly as much as £60 billion)
of taxpayers’ money to the EU without
agreeing any future deal on trade,
other than being tied to the current
in its near entirely.
This is like paying for a house
before you have seen the title deeds.
The Agreement includes future negotiations
on the Common Fisheries Policy,
at the last minute and against all promises
to the contrary
In the transition period the May government
has guaranteed that access to UK fishing
grounds will become a bargaining chip
to be traded away, as President Macron confirmed
immediately after the Withdrawal Agreement was signed.
- Can you give examples of both:
- On the contrary
- to the contrary
By treating Northern Ireland differently
to the rest of the UK,
the Agreement raises the question of introducing
a different deal for Scotland.
Furthermore this "deal" sets out
the core rules
governing the single customs territory.
The UK commits to align with the
EU's Common External Tariff
and with the Common Commercial Policy
on trade in goods
with countries outside the EU.
The text provides for the UK to remain within
the EU's trade defence
for the duration of this
Single Customs Territory regime and since
the EU may control the termination of this agreement,
this could effectively tie the UK
in to all these rules forever.