I recently read a very interesting and detailed piece by Chauncey Tinker over at the Participator. In the article Chauncey Tinker speculates whether we are on our way to a ‘no deal’ departure from the European Union in part because of the outrageous demands made of the United Kingdom by the remaining member states of the EU and the EU bureaucracy itself.
This is only a short excerpt from this lengthy piece and I would strongly recommend that you read the entire article and explore the links.
Chancey Tinker said:
Remember how we were told that the govt. needed 6 months to figure out how to go about negotiating Brexit? This was one of Theresa May’s stated intentions during the Conservative leadership contest that led to her becoming Prime Minister without a vote. The failed leadership contender Andrea Leadsom proposed to start the negotiations immediately (you remember she was the one who shockingly suggested she might have doubts about gay marriage and so was subjected to a barrage of hostility from the MSM). Ms Leadsom had the right idea, Theresa May simply succeeded in delaying Brexit by 6 months – a delay that only benefited attempts to derail the Brexit process altogether and keep us in the EU.
During those 6 months up to March of this year I have to wonder just exactly what was accomplished? Did the govt. spend 6 months coming to the conclusion that they would agree to some amount of a “divorce bill” but fail to make a decision on what the amount would be? Did the govt. spend 6 months deciding that they would simply copy/paste all the EU laws into UK laws, a decision that could have been made in a split second? Is that really a good idea anyway, given that one of the objections to the EU from many was the onerous amount of red tape coming from Brussels? I will look more closely at these questions in this series of posts.
All that seems to have happened after another 7 months since then is a failure to reach what is supposed to be the first hurdle in the negotiations – agreement on the “divorce bill”. Since its not written anywhere that a country has to pay a large divorce bill on leaving the EU, it seems to me that the EU leadership is simply stalling the Brexit process – probably with the intention of avoiding a deal altogether. It starts to look as if we will be leaving the EU without a deal then, but I began to wonder what would that mean in practice? Would it be worth trying to drop some of the red tape instead of just taking it all on board? I therefore decided it was time to start taking a closer look at what a “no deal” Brexit would look like.
I don’t claim to be an expert on the subject of laws and regulations (far from it), this will be a learning journey for me and I may have come to some different conclusions by the end of it. Hopefully readers will help me out by throwing in their ten pennies’ (or thousand pounds’) worth of their own opinions and knowledge along the way.
Read the rest of this piece via the link below: