If you thought that Britain’s exit from the European Union was a done deal after the Brexit referendum, think again. Much like the 52% of the electorate who placed their trust in the government to actually carry out the instruction it was issued, spectators on the other side of the Atlantic should be forgiven for assuming that when the largest democratic exercise in U.K. history takes place, when every major party made an electoral pledge to leave the sclerotic, protectionist union, that Brits might be headed toward freedom. But no. The British people have been sold to their globalist overlords, and neither man nor woman remains to protect this once great nation.
…the whole of the U.K. must remain in a backstop position.
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that, despite spending two and a half years negotiating her country’s withdrawal from the E.U., she has decided to not put her “deal” before parliament for fear of losing.
The Irish Border Question
Much hullabaloo has been made by the members of Parliament who, at odds with the nation, favor remaining in the E.U. by a large margin, about “crashing out” of the trade union without a full deal being in place. To the chagrin of the public, they have perhaps purposely ignored the fact that Britain is a full member of the World Trade Organization, which means that there is no such animal as a “No Deal Brexit.”
The legal mechanism for leaving the union, Article 50, was triggered in 2017, which set the countdown of two years before the U.K. leaves the bloc and all its institutions. Britain should be free by March 2019, but this is not going to happen. May’s apparently expert negotiation has resulted in what is commonly called the Irish Backstop. In order to prevent a hard border being set up between Northern Ireland (which is part of the United Kingdom) and the Republic of Ireland, it appears that the whole of the U.K. must remain in a backstop position. But there is a con at work.
The backstop kicks in in March 2019 and will continue until – and here is the problem – the E.U. decides Britain can leave. That’s right. The decision regarding when Britain can become a free, sovereign nation will rest entirely in the unelected hands of the European Commission.
Which Way Freedom?
The complicit politicians who would rather the people of Great Britain were never given the vote in the first place are surely rubbing their hands at this arrangement. The nation must remain tied to the E.U. until all 27 member states individually decide that it can be free once more. French President Emmanuel Macron has already openly stated that he would not let Britain leave until it hands over rights to its fishing waters. Spain has intimated that the cost of leaving would be for Britain to give up one of its territories, Gibraltar. That leaves 25 other countries to take their pound of flesh.
What would be left of the country after the vultures have feasted?
May’s decision to not hold a parliamentary vote on her deal was made out of pure fear. But sadly, it is not a brave bunch of fellows looking to do right by Britain who would have been her downfall. The reality is that the majority of parliamentarians are devoted to and committed to remaining within the European Union. If they vote her down, they believe she will have no choice but to declare that Britain is no longer leaving. A personal defeat for the PM, a defeat of sovereignty and freedom for the British people.
The PM herself is a supporter of remaining. She campaigned for remain and has yet, more than two years later, to say that she thinks Brexit is a good idea. Is it too far fetched to suggest that she has purposely been working toward a bad deal with the E.U. to stage-manage the continued shackling of the country?
A small handful of Brexiteer MPs appears stuck between a rock and a hard place. Within Parliament they do not have the numbers to effect change; it is time for them to be brave. They must risk all on the roll of the dice, challenge the PM and the cozy cartel of Europhile MPs, and make a case for immediate exit. If they don’t, it is no exaggeration to say that the U.K. may cease to exist.