This is the kind of deal you do when you lose a war
DO you want to live in an EU colony as a vassal state with no democratic way to influence our laws? If not, irrespective of how you voted in the EU referendum, write to you MP imploring him or her to vote to reject the appalling withdrawal agreement Theresa May has capitulated into with the EU. The ‘Irish Backstop’ locks us into subservience to the EU till they, not us, agree to let us go.
This is the sort of surrender deal a country agrees to after being defeated in war. It must be rejected. Far from ‘taking back control’ it does the opposite, surrendering British sovereignty to the EU and its courts. During an implementation period whose end date is, in effect, to be determined by the EU, there will be nothing we can do to stop the EU passing laws damaging to British business and our national interests. As a proud nation, Britain must not accept this dreadful, humiliating and dangerous outcome of Mrs May’s bungled negotiations in which the EU have outwitted her and her spineless cabinet, ending up with Britain over a barrel, a rule taker from the EU with no say in the matter and no escape without EU agreement!
If the current withdrawal agreement is not rejected in parliament, both the Conservative and the Labour parties will be breaking their manifesto promises to implement the referendum result, to leave the EU, its single market and customs union.
Point this out to them when you write to your MP, as I have done in a missive to David Tredinnick MP who, as far as I know, to his shame, has not so far publicly stated he will vote against this deal, unlike many other Conservative MPs who have made their opposition known. How can any MP justify supporting this surrender deal? With ‘the clock ticking’, as an alternative, though not ideal, it is looking as if a negotiated, mutual damage-limitation, ‘no deal’ Brexit on WTO terms by a new, competent Prime Minister is now the only viable option if the Conservative government is to honour its commitment to implement the people’s vote in the referendum.
Colin Newman (Dr)