Scottish Conservative MP Douglas Ross summed it up. “It would be easier to get someone to drink a pint of cold sick than to sell this as a success” he said, referring to the joint EU/UK announcement on the terms of the transition period, sealed with a handshake and a joint press conference held by chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier and UK Brexit secretary David Davis yesterday. The transitional period will last from Brexit day on 29 March 2019 to 31 December 2020. The idea itself, to have a period of transition, was proposed by David Davis last year to appease the Europhile's in his own party. He told us that it would give us all a chance to acclimatise to the new partnership with Europe after we leave. What a load of monumental bollox. Yesterdays agreement has nothing to do with giving us time to get comfortable with the new arrangement and all to do with keeping the UK in the EU.
There really is nothing transitional about it! It is EU membership for another three years (from now) but with worse terms and conditions than those that motivated 52% of the electorate to vote to leave nearly two years ago. Just look at it in black and white.
EU citizens arriving in the UK between March 29th 2019 and December 31st 2020 will enjoy the same rights and guarantees as those who arrive before Brexit.
- The UK will still be party to existing EU trade deals with other countries.
- The UK will not only be subject to all existing rules, regulations and decrees from Brussels during this period, but also new ones.
- The EU will continue to dictate fishing quotas. The UK will be "consulted" on the quotas, Michel Barnier said with a smirk yesterday.
- Northern Ireland will effectively stay in parts of the single market and the customs union in the absence of other solutions to avoid a hard border with the Republic of Ireland
Remember Theresa May's red lines? You should do, she's been repeating them over and over again. "We couldn't accept any part of the UK remaining in the single market." "We will not agree to be bound by any new EU laws in the transition period." Remember that one? And my personal favourite, "The UK will regain full control of our waters on the day we leave!" That was a double whooper with bacon, egg and extra large fries. The UK's fisherman would keelhaul May if they could get their hands on her. Who could blame them? Jacob Rees-Mogg (Terminological Inexactitude Darling) heads up the Conservative Party's European Research Group. He called it a "very unsatisfactory" agreement. A contender for understatement of the century perhaps? What's he going to do about it though? Is he going to table a vote of no confidence in May? I sincerely doubt it. The sad truth is that nothing will happen. Brexit lasted about ten minutes. The euphoria I experienced upon hearing the official result was fleeting. I've spent much of the last two years warning that it will never happen. The EU is a major pillar of a future one world government and came out of the Bankster elites failure to secure a victory for Hitler's Nazi's in WWII. You won't hear that in history class children, but it's so very true. In fact it's propped up and supported by Nazi's and war criminals to this very day. Maniacal murderer Tony Blair has been chipping away at the result since day one. And anti-Brexit organisations are funded by George Soros, who helped the Nazi's rob his own people as they were being herded onto trains and sent to concentration camps. Ask an Irishman or a Dane about leaving the EU. They'll give you the whole story. Leave the EU? It will never happen.