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The E.U has 27 Member States and would like to remain with 27 Member States.
If the U.K wants all the advantages of fully-paid and involved E.U membership the U.K will have to remain in the E.U.
The E.U is not going to risk the chance of more ‘Brexit(s)’ so that the E.U can trade with the 27 Member States without being a fully paid up member.
I am not sure which ‘Alice in Wonderland’ the UKGOV and Theresa May live in as it varies from day to day.
But yesterday was about May saying the last 12 months of post referendum have been a complete waste of time and I am now going to do my job.
May should have been honest 12 months ago and admitted that the Brexit timetable is impossible to meet.
Theresa May acts as if Brexit was requested by the E.U. The imaginative response May repeatedly seeks will have to come from the U.K. not the E.U.
It would be obvious to many in the U.K that life post-Brexit is going to be very difficult. All the transition period is going to do is pay $20 billion to the E.U so that companies in the U.K will have time to pack their bags and leave. May is too weak to insist that the U.K receives it full financial commitments from the E.U. Yesterday we witnessed the end of our ability to lead the negotiations – yesterday May bent over in front of the World to the E.U.
We will get what the E.U wants to give us and it will be no better or no worse than Norway or Canada.
I suggest we stay in and reform the E.U – which is how all this started.
An agreement which has the consent of both Parties to co-operate in the Governing of the United Kingdom is not democratic when it it has never been put to the People and it requires an allocation of Public Funding before an agreement is signed.
When May went to the People for the mandate she presented in the Conservative Party Manifesto it made no mention of power-sharing with the DUP.
When May allocated an additional £1 Billion pounds of Public Money to Northern Ireland (and good luck to them) the primary use of the Public Money was to ensure that the DUP voted with the Conservative Party.
That is not democracy. We the people and Parliament have not been given the opportunity to vote on this form and make-up of Government.
The DUP represent Northern Ireland not the United Kingdom. Now they are to be directly involved in the preparation of policies for the whole of the United Kingdom. It is not the same as the SNP being able to vote on Bills presented in Parliament. The DUP will be consulted when the Policy proposal is being formed and they have the Power given to them by May not the people to determine the Policy. That is not democratic.
The DUP will have precedence over the Conservative Parliamentary M.P’s who if a Party Whip is required will have to vote as told. But the DUP will decide what that vote will be for. How can 10 M.P’s have the ownership of decision making for the Conservative Party let alone the Country?
May and the DUP do not represent the democratic participation of the people in the election.
But once again the people of the United Kingdom will take whatever morsel of democracy is thrown at them and further another encroachment of their rights as the result of political selfish ambition.
I would say the same if it were the Labour Party doing as Theresa May has. The U.K’s reducing democracy is what is causing a further divided Nation.
How do we as the people have any say in what the DUP are to vote for? Are we all to get on a ferry and attend their surgeries.
This is democracy to its most selfish by a Prime Minister and Conservative Party desperate to stay in Power.
The only way it could get worse is if Boris Johnson were to become Prime Minister.