The Prime Minister’s deal with the European Union, if it gets ratified by both the British Parliament and European Parliament, basically condemns the United Kingdom to “perpetual purgatory” or even no Brexit at all.
Basically, Britain’s departure would be followed by a lengthy “transition,” which means that the country would still be under obligation to the rules and regulations of the EU, but have no representation in the global body’s institutions.
Breitbart reported, “European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier, Theresa May herself, and EU leaders including Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte are all claiming the agreement is ‘the only deal possible’ — a coded and likely coordinated warning to Brexiteer MPs in the House of Commons who have said they will vote it down and argued for a rapid renegotiation.”
The “transition” was supposed to be a time to build a new relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, but it has become quite obvious to most people that that will never happen.
In fact, many people suspect that the Brexit deal would never be implemented as the people envisioned.
Now, “the withdrawal agreement makes provision for this transition to be extended for a further two years if a future relationship is not finalized, or for the UK and the EU to fall back on a divisive ‘backstop’ arrangement in which the UK would sign up to an EU-regulated ‘single customs territory,’ which largely duplicates the EU Customs Union.
“Under the backstop, the British province of Northern Ireland would have to meet additional obligations to the EU in order to keep the border with EU Ireland open — a measure which Northern Ireland’s Brexit-supporting Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) bitterly opposes, as it would undermine the United Kingdom’s integrity — while British fish would be excluded from the arrangements without a deal allowing EU trawlers continued access to British waters.
“The backstop deal would only cover trade in goods and agri-products, where the EU enjoys a massive export surplus with Britain, and not services, where Britain enjoys a surplus with the EU.”
“It isn’t just Theresa May telling the little people to shut up and do as they’re told. European President Jean-Claude Juncker took the opportunity this morning to warn British members of parliament to vote for May’s deal when they come to ratify the deal she’s struck with European leaders.”
The Associated Press reported:
- The European Commission chief is urging the British parliament to back the Brexit deal brokered between the EU and Prime Minister Theresa May, saying “this is the only deal possible.”
- At the end of a largely ceremonial summit to rubberstamp the UK withdrawal agreement from the bloc and a draft text on the future relations, Jean-Claude Juncker made it clear the British House of Commons should not count on starting a renegotiation.
- “It would not be a good idea to lecture the House,” Juncker said, but insisted that it was only deal possible.
- The deal must still be endorsed by the British parliament and EU parliament. Opposition parties and many in May’s own Conservative Party have opposed the agreement.
The Prime Minister warned critics that they have no choice but to accept her terms, stating “This is the deal that is on the table, this is the best possible deal, this is the only possible deal.”
She then added that in any negotiation “you don’t get what you want” and have to be ready to give in, which seems like an after excuse to many.
Senior Conservative backbencher Iain Duncan Smith disagreed, and said, “now the balance is definitely tilted against this being a deal that delivers what the government said they would deliver, which is leaving the European Union.”
He called on May “to go back to EU negotiators and demand references to the so-called Northern Ireland backstop be removed.”
In a response at a press conference this morning, May responded, “I am making the case for this deal to members of Parliament, and I think the point that Jean-Claude Juncker was making that has been reiterated by others, was that if people think somehow there’s another negotiation to be done, that isn’t the case.
“This is the deal. It is the result of what has been tough and difficult negotiations over a significant period of time. This is the deal that is on the table, this is the best possible deal, this is the only possible deal.”
— Mina Andreeva (@Mina_Andreeva) November 25, 2018