With the EU’s approach toward the ongoing Brexit negotiations defined by an unimaginative and inflexible attitude, permeated by its obsessive commitment toward further integration and centralisation, the Government should prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario, argues Rory Broomfield.
The EU’s quick post-referendum amendment to Article 50 to ensure that, in future, it is subject to Qualified Majority Voting (QMV), coupled with Junker’s ‘radical vision’ for Europe’s future, including the creation of an omnipotent President, is nothing more than a poorly conceived strategy to overcome the awkward and rebellious obstacle of democratic nations, says Peter Divey.
Our European Union membership prevents us from fully capitalising on the trade opportunities stemming from our existing relationships with developing nations like Azerbaijan. Free from the EU we can focus on what really matters: true economic cooperation and trade based on mutual respect and friendship, says Bob Blackman MP.
The EU’s insistence on a sea border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK would mean a de facto reunification of Ireland, rekindling a bitter struggle between Republicans and Unionists that saw nearly four thousand killed, says Andre Walker.
Peter Divey believes the Government’s claim that the UK will have exited from the European Union by 30 March, 2019 is laughable. If you are following the rules and paying the subs in any club you are clearly still "in", he says.
By declaring an intended WTO trade option now, the government will provide the business community with the direction and certainty they need, whilst giving them time to prepare ahead of the March 2019 deadline, says John Longworth.
With Labour rejecting its existing electoral base, pursing instead the once apathetic youth vote, the party will be forced to advance on a vehemently pro-European footing, and in doing so lay the foundations for Britain’s re-entry into the European Union, says Peter Divey.
Peter Divey argues that should a Brexit trade deal remain out of sight come December’s European Council summit, the UK must get up off its knees. Failure to do so would sacrifice yet more of our collective dignity.
There’s no turning back, explains Jack Tagholm-Child. Were the UK to do an about turn on its EU departure, far from a return to the status quo, it would see the UK subject to significantly less favourable terms that we previously enjoyed.
Policymakers interested in enacting science-based policy must first learn how to read scientific literature and understand scientific methodology. Otherwise the phrase becomes nothing more than a branding strategy, argues Ryan Khurana.
Chuka Umunna’s hollow howls of betrayal regarding the absence of our post-Brexit windfall are confounding. He seems unable to grasp that the scrapping of EU funding can only be achieved once we have left the European Union, says David Sedgwick.
Corbyn and Starmer are deluded if they think the EU is going to roll over, play dead and allow the current customs arrangements to remain while at the same time relinquishing political and other control over us. Theresa’s our only hope, says Neil Jopson.
The inertia surrounding the Government’s handling of Brexit, matched with its double-dealing, mean the best course of action now is to commit to an effective separation in March 2019 without a transitional period. Once outside, we will be better placed to dictate the terms of our future relationship, argues Bruce Newsome.
Bruce Newsome argues that in place of their current narrative of a ‘blameless EU versus stupid voters’, the Remain campaign would be more effective championing the virtues of the UK within a reformed European Union.
A wave of anti-EU sentiment is spreading across the European Continent, says Peter Lyon. Hungarians, Italians and many others are turning their backs on EU elites and expressing sympathy for Britain as we forge a path out of the EU.
The publication of the EU’s budget yesterday reveals exactly what Vote Leave set out – that the EU is not a mere trading arrangement, but a serious attempt at full economic, monetary and political union, says John Redwood.
The European Union’s stated aim of an ever-closer union is based upon an intellectual confusion. It is the character of the EU itself that should determine our perception of it rather than the hum-drum trivial distractions we see daily, says Sean Walsh.
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