MICHEL Barnier is reported by the French magazine Le Point to have revealed his deep motivation for the Withdrawal Agreement, euphemistically called ‘a deal’ by Mrs May who almost certainly shares Barnier’s aim as a Eurofanatic: ‘I shall have succeeded in my task if the final deal is so hard on the British that in the end they’ll prefer staying in the EU.’
The WA is May and Barnier’s joint plan to place the UK into such a painful, debilitating and humiliating ghetto under EU control as to make it squeal to return to the status quo. There is no deal at the end of the ‘transition’ period, only yet another ‘cliff edge’. Martin Howe QC is absolutely correct in arguing that an extension to Article 50 delaying our exit is unquestionably better than the WA’s delay, under EU rule with no say, during which time their Joint Committee can seize our fisheries, tax the City, and discriminate against our agriculture. Howe’s article is compelling and should be read by all who desire to stop Barnier’s aim succeeding, that is to force us back into membership in two years. Yes, an extension is also a delay of some kind, but with our present say, not as a slave under instructions. Yes, we would continue our normal payments, but the WA opens up far worse depredations on top of the £39billion and rising as the ECJ might dictate.
Howe’s article is required reading, especially given the panic and fear factor that seems to have taken hold of Brexiteer MPs when Mrs May pointed her dagger of ‘my deal or no Brexit’ at their throats. Her ‘not a deal’ has to be rejected: it is so toxic, deliberately, that Barnier will achieve his reversal of Brexit quickly, with May well camouflaged as usual in the background. The extension is a far better delay, preserving our freedom of action to plan and prepare a proper Brexit and not be subject to damaging punitive regulation. The WA is not halfway to freedom at all, as Gove and the Quisling ex-Leavers would have us believe.
Another disaster coming with a win for the WA is that May would stay with a WA triumph announced, her deal got through, national rejoicing, she remains strengthened as Empress of the UK. Only a defeat of her national suicide note might force her to go. If she wins, she in fact becomes part of the Joint Committee running the UK, enjoying her role as dictator alongside the German rulers of Ghetto UK. The fisheries will be lost for good, and legally so, see Ambrose Evans-Pritchard’s forensic analysis. See also the urgent warnings of ‘A Civil Servant’ on the WA and its political declaration, which is a carefully camouflaged timebomb to make our situation worse, not better, at the end of the WA journey of painful delay. The City will be like Gulliver, pinned down and weakened by Barnier’s regulative taxation programme, the UK has no veto and there can be no going back under a future set by the WA.
Whitehall is utterly complicit in all this. The Great Repeal Act was nothing of the kind: it kept all the EU regulations and relabelled them as British, even fishery control. The MoD kitkat activities are pencilling in the transfer of military command and control to the EU: that can be progressed under the WA, but not under an extension where we retain controls of our laws, regulations etc
So nothing is gained by the WA at all: the language of it being a deal, albeit imperfect but a clear halfway house out of bondage, is a lie. Howe is right and Gove is plain wrong. The control of the discourse by the Remainer billionaires has been total and does change the way we think, as George Orwell grasped, but the WA is not a deal, despite government and media usage.
So wake up, any MPs with a moral conscience about keeping their election promises and desiring the survival of a sovereign UK. The WA for sure destroys that future.
As the EU situation grows more desperate and unstable, we have great power in resisting their demands, but that is signed away under the WA. And, of course, finally, the UK experience of signing agreements with the EU is one of having been duped by the EU and, worse, by Conservative governments. The WA is appalling, but whatever we are told officially about it the truth will be even worse, given the camouflage and deception now at the heart of the May project to keep us inside the EU Matrix of control. Geoffrey Cox will no doubt try to persuade MPs otherwise, but neither the EU nor May and her Cabinet can be trusted an inch, as they have proved repeatedly.