Is it any surprise that the Brexit negotiations have resolved themselves into a debate and a vote upon the integrity of the UK?
This is the essence of the No Deal debate over the next week in the House of Commons, beginning with the House of Commons vote tonight to try to hinder a No Deal Brexit
The EEC (European Economic Community) was about trade and business.
The EU was about political union and European citizenship.
The euro was an attempt to use currency to forge a unified political authority.
Brexit is about recovering political sovereignty.
The ‘backstop’ about Northern Ireland demanded by the EU in the Brexit deal interferes with the integrity of the UK, while the EU considers its ‘four freedoms’ to be essential and non-negotiable. The EU doctrine of freedom of movement of people, contrasted with freedom of movement of workers, essentially determines the borders of the EU and encroaches on UK sovereignty in Northern Ireland.
The EU’s ‘Brexit deal’ has resolved itself into the integrity of the UK, and it expects the UK to question and possibly to surrender its integrity.
The ‘No Deal’ option safeguards the integrity of the UK, but many MPs in the House of Commons are trying to stop the No Deal option using the scare tactics of the Remain campaign. Project Fear is an unworthy project obscuring from many people that such MPs are prepared to gamble with the integrity of the UK.
With friends like these, who needs enemies?
7 Jan 2019: The Times on No Deal Brexit.
7 Jan 2019: Bill Cash MP summarises some of the difficulties in the Withdrawal Agreement.
Brexiteers on the left have been long-standing, as shown by these video clips from 1983-1996, including Jeremy Corbyn.
10 Jan 2019: we are told the world doesn’t want a No Deal Brexit. I missed this Referendum.
10 Jan 2019: an insight into how Government still operates – honours for votes. Surely not?