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With each passing day, the UK draw closer to LEAVING the EU. And the Remain fanatics out there know it, it unhinges them, and so Project Fear 2.0 gets ramped up. Here are a few stories published in the Remainstream media these past few days…

I am expecting the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse warning any day now !

The state of how we in the UK will Brexit has changed since I last spoke with you. A few weeks ago the UK PM Theresa May released her “Chequers Plan” – essentially Brexit in Name Only. This caused several key resignations from her government and is massively unpopular with the party and rank file. It has also been filleted in Parliament via important amendments made from the Jacob Rees Mogg led ERG group. But BEST OF ALL, it is bein rejected by the EU.

Theresa May’s efforts to bypass Brussels and deal directly with EU nations have been rebuffed as the risk of Britain hurtling towards no deal appeared to intensify. The prime minister was also warned on Friday that the European parliament would veto her Chequers deal unless Ms May comes up with a new plan for the Irish border.

This increases the liklihood of that which I and many others want – a simple WTO terms only orderly Brexit. We leave and we trade with the EU on the same terms as 42 other Nations. And they trade with us on the same terms. Remember, they sell much more to us than we do to them. We don’t hand them a penny of the £39bn May has promised. We just walk away. If the Irish want a hard border give them it.

The consequences of this would be devastating for EU budgets. Where will they find £39billion – down the back of a Euro-sofa? The consequences for Ireland severe.

Theresa May will be gone from Downing Street soon. Her popularity has plummetted and only the summer recess of Parliament has bought her a little time but no hope!

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15 thoughts on “Utter Desperation…

  1. Imagine a world without tariffs and subsidies and over-regulation….I can smell the freedom already.

  2. Yes, go on believing that the consequences of a bitter no-deal would be worse for a 27 nation block of 300 million people than it would be for 1 nation of 60 million people. Deluded fanatical nonsense. The preserve of blindly devoted ideologues everywhere. Leaving the EU that we have invested over 50 years of our trade and regulatory policies into is a stupid wasteful backward regressive act of flag waving stupidity. I hope the sensible and genuinely patriotic members of Parliament have the courage to derail and stop it.

  3. David, it appears you have the same caliber assholes as we have here in the House of Congress. But I already knew that. The optimistic punters say a few of our Republican Party members are conservative and will back the president, but they are still RINOs to the last one. Some people say a few Rinos are more conservative than other Rinos and will stand behind President Trump, but describing them as “a little bit more” conservatives is like describing a woman in her 1st semester as “a little bit pregnant”.

  4. If a grocery executive really said that there would be food supply problems in the event of Brexit Then he should be removed from his post immediately and relocated to the closest insane asylum

    There are a lot of legitimate concerns to be discussed about Brexit, they should not be one of them

    It is exactly this type of operation fear bullshit that helped Brexit succeed in the referendum

  5. EDDIE

    This post is about The UK and EU. Not everything is about US politics you know.

  6. Eddie’s points are relevant.

    On diseases, letting in the 3rd-world also means letting in their diseases, and it is so.

  7. DV

    The EU Commission does not care about trade or the rEU27. All it cares about is keeping the ‘Project’ alive. If the UK exits the EU without making sure it has made proper arrangements for life outside there will be consequences as the UK has no parallel systems set up. Leaving and remaining in the Single Market until we are ready to leave that is the right way I argue. We have allowed the EEC/ EC/ EU to do all our work and sign us up to various treaties for and on our behalf. When we leave the EU we will practically be starting all over again.

    Cheques was a bad plan poorly done. A Norway deal is much better although harder to sell.

  8. We weren’t suffering in the EU. We were actually thriving economically. The single market – arguable the greatest achievement of the EU and incidentally most eagerly prompted and promoted enthusiastically by Mrs Thatcher, was a huge benefit for the advanced free market economy of the UK. Leaving it is an act of economic foolishness and ignorance.

  9. It has also been filleted in Parliament via important amendments made from the Jacob Rees Mogg led ERG group

    Strangely enough David that’s not the only group JRM leads:

    A City firm co-founded by the influential Conservative backbencher, Jacob Rees-Mogg, has set up an investment fund in Ireland and is warning prospective clients about the financial dangers of the sort of hard Brexit favoured by the Tory MP

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/14/brexit-warning-investment-firm-somerset-capital-management-jacob-rees-mogg

    If a grocery executive really said that there would be food supply problems in the event of Brexit Then he should be removed from his post immediately and relocated to the closest insane asylum

    Phantom, that assessment was made by one of the staunchest Brexiteers, Brexit secretary Dominic Raab:

    Raab admits planning to secure food supply for no-deal Brexit
    Government not stockpiling food but working to prevent problems, says Brexit secretary

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/24/contingencies-planned-to-ensure-uks-post-brexit-food-supply-says-raab

  10. //If a grocery executive really said that there would be food supply problems in the event of Brexit Then he should be removed from his post immediately//

    Yes, what does a British grocery executive know about food supply in the UK compared to an American insurance exec.

    //Phantom, that assessment was made by one of the staunchest Brexiteers, Brexit secretary Dominic Raab: //

    LOL!

    //Imagine a world without tariffs and subsidies and over-regulation….I can smell the freedom already.//

    Patty, is that the Opinion of the Week now, since that “A trade war is a good war” slogan is so yesterday?

  11. A trade war is necessary to get everyone in line.

    We have allowed these agreements to be one sided in as the US gets a shitty deal. It’s time that changed and this is the best way to do it.

    We can handle the issues that it causes longer than any other nation. 😉

  12. A trade war is necessary to get everyone in line.

    Pat, we’ve had this conversation before:

    Paul McMahon, on May 9th, 2018 at 2:56 PM Said:

    Somehow I think the effects on their economies won’t agree with that choice.

    I think it may possibly be the other way about?

    According to EU data, in 2016, the U.S. imported some 5 billion euros ($5.55 billion at that year’s average exchange rate) worth of European steel. The reverse flow was worth about 1 billion euros. U.S. aluminum imports from Europe amounted to about $500 million. These are tiny numbers given the scale of EU-U.S. trade in goods, worth about 600 billion euros in 2016. If Trump decides to hit cars with tariffs too, that would be more important: The EU’s surplus from trading in “automotive products” with the U.S. is a whopping 35.9 billion euros […]

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the goods trade deficit with the EU reached $146.7 billion in 2016. According to the EU, its surplus with the U.S. that year reached 112.9 billion euros. At the average exchange rate for 2016, 1.11 euros to the dollar, that’s $125.3 billion. There’s a $21.4 billion “asymmetry” in the data, enough to cover the U.S. steel and aluminum trade deficit four times over

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-03-06/trump-s-trade-war-ignores-basic-eu-us-trade-statistics

    The EU had a trade surplus with the United States from 2008 to 2017. In 2009 export, imports and the deficit all fell. After the global financial and economic crisis both imports from and especially exports to the United States quickly recovered and consequently the EU’s trade surplus steadily increased, peaking at EUR 122 billion in 2015. It dropped to EUR 113 billion in 2016 but bounced back to EUR 120 billion in 2017

    http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/USA-EU_-_international_trade_in_goods_statistics

    A trade war isn’t good for anyone but I’d suggest that if the US is going to attempt economic sanctions as political muscle it better think again.

    Iran Deal Dead

  13. And back on topic of hard Brexit:

    Army on standby for no-deal Brexit emergency

    Ministers have drawn up plans to send in the army to deliver food, medicines and fuel in the event of shortages if Britain crashes out of the EU without a deal.

    Blueprints for the armed forces to assist the civilian authorities, usually used only in civil emergencies, have been dusted down as part of the “no deal” planning.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/army-on-standby-for-no-deal-brexit-emergency-dz3359lrf

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