Mrs May took her white paper to the Germans, Mrs Merkel, and sent Olly Robbins off to Brussels to ensure that it was in line with their thinking; all done before ambushing her own Ministers at Chequers. Having had that experience and confident that it would be acceptable over La Manche, if not in the wee building beside the Thames, she published her WP, and looked smugly confident on TV when discussing it.
Up steps M Barnier who then trashes the WP and snubs Mrs May, yet again! When will the woman realise that Barnier has absolutely no intention of coming to an agreement, stop wasting huge resources trying to find something that will never be, and just get on with Brexit with Britain's best interests to the fore, not the EU's! ?
Yes but this underlines the illogicallity from the remain side.
A50 allows us to leave the EU.
It does not specify how that is done-merely that we have the right to leave the club. It does not say we have to leave the CU or the single market or that the EU have the right to interfere with sovereign rights. The issue of control of trade under TFEU is the only thing that the EU have as the basis for their position for remaining in the CU, when in fact non members can do so. Barnier's position is a negotiator for the EU, that's it a negotiator for a recognised trade entity. Now if that is their gripe under those conditions then the fall back position is we pay the applicable duties. But they come undone contractually under those laws they cannot impose changes unilaterally. Moreover in terms of WTO rules there must be a form of verification for self certification to prevent the very frauds that the the EU has enshrined- not none/estimated/ etc; a physical verification and it must be independent. So trade cannot be frictionless in that sense- it can be minimal but it must exist. Similary Schengen[ sic] Lisbon is being suspended for security purposes which interferes with "freedom of movement", largely because Brussels has not controlled immigration and fails to handle it's responsibility.
Maybe it’s something to to do with being part of something bigger than the sum of its parts and will stand up for them.
Or is that too simple.
Maybe it was better in the good old days when everyone knew their place and if they didn’t, we knew how to deal with them.
(Yet people are complaining that the Eu aren’t playing fair by ensuring that they won’t agree to anything which may be detrimental to them)
this is all lies. @Baglock says that EUropean news, and indeed the people, aren't that interested in all this Brexit malarkey. Are you trying to tell me @Baglock is an idiot? An imbecile? Someone with no idea about what is going on in the world apart from what the chief mong @Higgs_bosun briefs him on?