A UKIP member from Warrington, considers the Brexit landscape
Boris Johnson as PM, has created a real likelihood of a No Deal Brexit.
As Brexiteers, our preference has always been that we should leave the EU with a mutually beneficial withdrawal deal, but we are also very comfortable leaving without a withdrawal deal if it is unsatisfactory. Theresa May returned from Brussels with a treaty that the Greek economist, Yanis Varoufakis, described as a document that only a country under the terms of surrender, would consider signing.
The deal that is so awful, it was rejected by an overwhelming majority on three occasions by our Parliament, and directly led to Theresa May being kicked out of office by her own party.
Remainer campaigners are extremely vociferous in their opposition to the prospect of leaving the EU without a withdrawal deal. Almost all Remain-supporting MPs rejected Theresa May’s deal. Did Remainer MPs fail to consider the consequences of their own actions? It's a result of their votes that the UK is now about to leave without a deal.
So what is their complaint?
Given that they are against leaving with a deal, and they are against leaving without a deal, why can’t they for once just be honest and concede that their true motive here is simply to undermine and overturn the democratic decision to leave the EU?
Why can’t they just accept the wishes of 17.4 million voters, and allow it to be implemented?
Parliament passed the EU Withdrawal Act last year, which addressed leaving the EU either withor without a withdrawal deal, and so we can see that Parliament has already considered and contemplated this No Deal scenario.
Without a deal, we will trade with other EU countries under the same trading terms as other countries around the world.
The USA, China and India have booming economies, and they trade with the EU, but are not members of its customs union. The UK has been a member of the EU, we have developed a huge trade deficit with other EU states, so we can see that it has inflicted negative economic consequences on the UK. Apart from Cyprus, our country benefits the least from participation in the single market (source).
We want to trade with the EU, but we do not want any part in its project of political integration and unification. There has never been any consent for this, and that is why we are leaving.
An armchair politician most of my life, that all changed back in 2015.
Until around 10 years ago, I was indifferent to the EU, was actually in favour of UK membership; on the surface it seemed so obvious that we should cooperate and collaborate with our mainland neighbours. Around the time the Lisbon treaty was signed, the major debate in the media intrigued me. It had become so contentious and heated.