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ABSOLUTE BETRAYAL.

May is doing what we all feared she would do;  betray us to her Corporate Masters.

Reproduced below is an early opinion by Martin Howe QC of Lawyers for Britain.

 

The Chequers Cabinet conclusions – an assessment

Lawyers for Britain Chairman Martin Howe QC has prepared a Chequers Briefing Memo which assesses the details of the Chequers Statement from HM Government . Although the statement is brief and lacks much of the detail which is expected to be in the government’s White Paper to be published next week, some of his key conclusions are:-

  1. The Chequers proposals would involve the permanent continuation in the UK of all EU laws which relate to goods, their composition, their packaging, how they are tested etc etc in order to enable goods to cross the UK/EU border without controls. All goods manufactured in the UK for the UK domestic market, or imported from non-EU countries, would be permanently subject to these laws.
  2. There would be a general obligation to alter these laws in future whenever the EU alters its own laws, with a mechanism for Parliament to block such changes which is probably theoretical rather than practical.
  3. This would put the EU in a position to fashion its rules relating to goods so as to further the interests of continental producers against UK competitors, when we will have no right to vote on those rules.
  4. The obligation to follow the EU rulebook for goods would gravely impair our ability to conduct an independent trade policy. In particular, it will prevent us from including Mutual Recognition Agreements for goods in trade treaties and this is likely to destroy the prospect of successfully achieving meaningful agreements with some of the prime candidates such as the USA and Australia.
  5. The ECJ jurisdiction proposals would put us in the same position as Moldova, an applicant/supplicant state which is willing to accept binding ECJ rulings on the conformity of its laws with EU law as part of the preparations for its accession. Quite why this is thought to be a suitable model for a country which has left the EU and is the 5th largest economy in the world is unclear. The supremacy of the UK courts over laws in the UK would not be restored, contrary to the claim made in para 6(g) of the Chequers statement.
  6. The new “Facilitated Customs Arrangement” seeks to solve one of the problems of the NCP (collection of EU level tariffs with rebate system on goods destined for the UK market) by imposing on UK-destined goods the administrative burdens of a tracking system. This would (1) increase the likelihood of this system being found in breach of the national treatment principle in GATT Art.III, and (2) apparently extend yet further the timescale for implementation of this Heath Robinson system, locking the UK in the mean time into the EU’s common external tariff, preventing the electorate from benefiting from Brexit in time for the next General Election.
  7. However, there is no indication at least from what has been made public that the FCA has solved or alleviated any of the other problems of the NCP proposal. It is not clear how the problem of rules of origin controls on UK manufactured goods imported into the EU will be addressed in the absence of customs controls on the UK/EU border, or how this issue can be solved in compliance with WTO rules.
  8. These proposals will not be accepted by the EU since in their perception they amount to unacceptable “cherry picking” of the “benefits” of the single market. However the EU is unlikely to reject the UK’s position outright, but will instead keep the UK inside a “lobster pot” where it negotiates rather than prepaing for no-deal. When the negotiation time runs down, the EU will then demand huge last minute concessions in return for not taking away the transition period.
  9. These proposals therefore lead directly to a worst-of-all-worlds “Black Hole” Brexit where the UK is stuck permanently as a vassal state in the EU’s legal and regulatory tar-pit, still has to obey EU laws and ECJ rulings across vast areas, cannot develop an effective international trade policy or adapt our economy to take advantage of the freedoms of Brexit, and has lost its vote and treaty veto rights as an EU Member State.

May was believed by far too many gentle souls as having Britain’s best interests at heart and would deliver a fair Brexit deal.  Well, now they must be thoroughly disabused of that idea and they must realise what many others thought and that May was going to betray the British People.

May was fooling nobody with all of these ‘private’ trips to persuade other EU Members to side with Britain in giving us a good deal.  She simply does not have the charisma nor the even the respect of the other EU Leaders.  

Theresa-May-877262.jpgSo why even bother going to see Merkel, the prime mover in punishing Britain, unless it was to discuss how to formulate her policy that would be preferable to the EU?

Why else would Barnier tell the other EU Members to keep quiet during the ‘Chequers’ meeting and thereby cause problems for May with her policy if it would upset their approved apple cart?

There is no other word for it that May has committed Treason against Britain and the British People and she compounds that Treason by trying to convince us that her policy is in the ‘spirit’ of Brexit.

We have also been betrayed by the cowardly Cabinet Members that did not have the courage to put their Country before their plump Ministerial salaries.  But then, May knew this with her threat to remove them from the use of their Ministerial, chauffeur driven cars if they  did not comply.

Apart from the ‘usual suspects’ in the Cabinet who we knew would back her, we see an headlong rush by others who were previously vociferous in their support for a clean Brexit all waxing lyrical at what a marvelous deal they have collectively agreed.  Even Bill Cash who said he was going to take his own car has agreed with them at the meeting even though he made noises after the meeting.

But it is not just May that is betraying us.

We are constantly being betrayed by Government in general.

Many Members of Parliament who are supposed to represent their Constituent’s wishes, completely ignore those wishes unless they coincide with their own agenda.   Even several of those that appear to be working on behalf of their Constituents are doing so only because they are fearful of their jobs with their lucrative salaries, pensions and expense accounts.

We are being betrayed by the Civil Servants too who are busily working behind the scenes to make sure that their policies alone are brought to fruition irrespective of the Electorate.

The Electoral Commission who are supposed to oversee fair play at elections are all Government appointees and frequently do the Government bidding rather than remain independent and autonomous.

Even the Government Petition Service which is supposedly the only organ upon which we can make our feelings known to Parliament is certainly not immune to chicanery.  

I have spoken on the telephone to the Petitions Admin staff who openly admit that they have a problem at their end that prevents confirmation emails being sent out to those that vote in petitions and, therefore, those votes are not being counted.  Yet, how strange, when it normally takes at least a week for a petition (one that they accept) to be published, immediately after the referendum (within a couple of days) a petition to overturn the referendum result was not only published, it received hundreds of thousands of (often fake) votes.  It is marvellous how quickly such Civil Servants can move when it suits them.

The two petitions that I have inaugurated are being severely manipulated and many votes are not being counted.  I have received many reports that the confirmation emails are not being sent out and therefore, the vote which started quickly for both petitions have both quickly dwindled.   It picked up a little today because I have made several posts in newspaper articles advertising the petitions and people are incensed enough with May to vote for the petitions.

However, I have asked that People vote for both petitions directly from links from this website.  The reason being that such links are automatically recorded on my site logs and I can compare them against the number of votes recorded on the Government website.  Please vote for both petitions using these two links:  https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/207051 and https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/207051     (Just place your cursor over each link and click).

I make no apology for promoting both of these petitions because it is high time that Parliament be made to be the servants of the People and not an oligarchical elite that Lord it over the rest of us.  Even if they do not act on the petitions, we shall at least know who are some of the people opposing democracy and we can exact our revenge at the ballot box.

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brexit121
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Well I have been strapped for cash so have not yet renewed my subscription to UKIP. But I will now renew my membership. As I can’t vote for any of the other parties, Never trusted May gave her the benefit of the doubt till it became obvious her negotiating strategy is to capitulate and wave a white flag. I want her to resign, or be sacked, but I doubt she will jump or be pushed, she flip[pin well should be though. We need someone like Mog to sort out the corrupt eu and they are terrified of him, rightly so,

Jane Davies
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Jane Davies

I’m both incensed at this blatant betrayal and yet not surprised. To have a PM who loves the EU and members of her cabinet who are also remainers in charge of this charade was bound to end in this traitorous betrayal. I hope now the 17+ million take to the streets all over the country and demand her resignation and also demand that the new PM and politicians who voted to leave become members of the new cabinet. We cannot allow these people to get away with this.
First Heath and now May, traitors to their core.

grahamwood32
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grahamwood32

Well said Paeder. This sell-out will cost the stupid May very dear. I understand that UKIP’s membership is now rocketing, and presumably at the expense of the treacherous Tories.
Martin Howe’s excellent comment is being widely circulated and he has done an amazingly good analysis given the time factor.
The decision by May and her cabinet is a watershed moment and betrayal is the only word – but surely it must be wholly counter-productive electorally for a long time to come.

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