As usual, Mrs May’s speeches say a lot about nothing at all. American gurus are good at that, but this is a Prime Minister speaking. The problem is that all of the men lost their nerve and agreed. Half of Conservative MP’s had already seen it before she spoke. I wonder whether two little words were implied: ‘General Election’, unless they agreed.
What we do not have:
- The European Court of Justice is superior to the UK Supreme Court;
- The invasion of people from everywhere, all insisting on having their own laws above UK ones, has not been addressed.
- The single EU market is to be denied to us – don’t be ridiculous. EU trade, both imports and exports, can be measured as a percentage of GDP (gross domestic product). The EU maket is extremely important to imports and exports. The UK will go bust before even the EU hopes, so that she can go crawling back to the EU. Then what? Whatever they propose will not be to our benefit;
- UK businesses, including finance (making 25% of our GDP) have been left to flounder, mainly as politicians do not understand making money. If they had, Carillion would not be in this mess;
- No Customs Union? Please understand that after we depart this union, everyone who wants payback from the UK will simply hold up our goods in Customs. This last happened in 1979, as far as I know. The French refused to take our beef so we retaliated by refusing to take their lamb. A stand-off. Playground antics by bullies.
- Items 1 and 2 were the subjects that the UK voters decided on. A short statement about if you are here already, you are okay, whispered to the media. .
I do not see any female negotiators in the Brexit team. Women think and act differently. the playground antics would not happen.
Please make sure that a Customs Union is in all of our interests. That Mrs May saw fit to say that what happened to Norway, would not happen to us, was unkind. That leaves them high and dry, when they would only be trying to help us. Similarly, Canada, a nation whose wondrous natural resources make it a good market for us. We want Norway and Canada on our side and do hope that they will forgive us our daily shenanigans.
Oh and Ireland. Whilst living by the sea, I saw a man with a hand-held thing that you sign for delivery, only he was trying to reach a satellite. He told me that the satellite would receive his inputted figures and the supplier would receive fast, accurate data.
What if a microchip was implanted in all new vehicles that would be picked up by a satellite and sent it to Irish databases, one in the south and another in the north. We must remember that southern Ireland is not in the UK’s jurisdiction, so any agreement must be made with honour.
Finally, there is a real possibility that the UK will go bust. Why has no-one looked at it? Mrs May’s negotiations to date are frightening: £1 billion to the DUP to vote her way. Unfortunately they have been intransigent. Hopefully, the money will be paid in stages, signed off by a businessman. She also gave money to Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon. I expect her MP’s bowl down to London, stay in a good hotel and vote as they think best rather than to shore up the Conservatives.
This is worse than a war over desert weapons that were never found. This is selling out our children. If nothing else, ask the Young Conservatives for their opinion on all of the above. And let us listen to our children. Let us hope that we will not be crying over spilt milk.