Stands2Reason

Stands2Reason

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13 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Cheqada · 0 replies · +1 points

The UK also needs to beware the huge dangers still lurking inside the Draft Withdrawal Treaty: http://johnredwoodsdiary.com/2018/08/10/the-gover...

Risk of further damage to UK fishing industry: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/944194/Brexit-n... whereas: https://order-order.com/2018/03/21/mogg-13-mps-wr... “we have an opportunity to nearly double the size of our fishing industry …estimates this could be worth £2.7bn [to GDP] and 30,000 jobs.”

According to Lt-General Jonathon Riley, the Draft Withdrawal Treaty “provides a u-bend route for the UK to come back fully under EU authority in the future”. https://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2018/09...

13 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Fox says a "no ... · 0 replies · +1 points

The zero-for-zero interim EU-UK FTA discussed before the 2017 election, https://www.politico.eu/article/britain-10-year-i... could be agreed in principle & then implemented fairly quickly.

The ERG letter suggested that the implementation period should be a WTO-compliant interim period in contemplation of an FTA. As JRM explains, one key reason why is: “if you are in a negotiation for a free trade agreement you can maintain your existing trading standards for ten years under WTO rules. So we have ten years from the moment in which we leave the European Union to negotiate a free trade agreement with the EU which would mean we could carry on with our zero tariffs.” https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/958341/Brexit-n...
JRM discussed Article 24 GATT between 4.00-5.00 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfqtEPsMJF0&t...

13 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Fox says a "no ... · 0 replies · +1 points

The zero-for-zero interim EU-UK FTA discussed before the 2017 election, https://www.politico.eu/article/britain-10-year-i... became an “implementation period” after it.

13 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Gove - “A fut... · 0 replies · +1 points

Totally agree. CCHQ lists have made the Party very unbalanced. Both wings of the party need to respect each other. ex-SDP types capable of logically solving the UK's problems are very welcome. But May's leftward march is madness.

13 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Fox says a "no ... · 3 replies · +1 points

JRM: “The problem with Chequers is it means not leaving the EU” https://www.leavemeansleave.eu/media/jacob-rees-m...

I thought EFT’s recent explanation of why a World Trade Deal works fine for the UK was particularly clearly written: https://brexitcentral.com/world-trade-deal-brexit...

A Canada-style FTA must include Services (as partly offered by the EU) to be of interest to the UK.
Agreeing Canada+++ after leaving also works fine for the UK with either a zero-for-zero EU-UK interim FTA or £13Bn+ pa extra for the UK Treasury.

13 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Gove - “A fut... · 2 replies · +1 points

The Conservative Party need to be trusted to do what it promises. We need to understand what fisherman are so angry about: http://facts4eu.org/news_marb_2018.shtml#fp3

In a recent article: https://brexitcentral.com/conservatives-must-real... "I am always struck by the chorus of hissing that greets the very mention of the name of Edward Heath in erstwhile fishing towns like Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. People remember epic betrayals.

If Brexit negotiations continue on the same miserable course, the name of Theresa May and that of the Conservative Party too is heading for a similar fate.... But this is now “huge stuff about trust”. And, my dear Tory friends, you are on a pathway to long-term reputational disaster and need to get off it fast."

74% of Conservative Party seats voted Leave and 64% of Labour Party seats voted Leave: http://facts4eu.org/news_jun2_2018.shtml#cof

13 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Gove - “A fut... · 0 replies · +1 points

Martin Howe QC's legal opinion on the Chequers Fake Brexit: https://order-order.com/2018/07/07/explosive-brex...

JRM says today:" the British Government seems desperate to agree something on almost any terms. Chequers rubbed out the Prime Minister’s red lines to leave the UK “half in, half out” subject to EU regulations in crucial areas of the economy, and to the European Court of Justice. The vassal has been put in chains. This desperation means it will be important to watch carefully what comes out of Salzburg." https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7269469/jacob-rees-...

Even David Cameron said that Chequers was: “the worst of both worlds” and Clegg now calls it "a ‘pig in a poke’-style Brexit" https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6171967/...

13 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Gove - “A fut... · 0 replies · +1 points

If the Vienna Convention applies, countries withdrawing from treaties are still bound by the continuing effect of those treaties.
However, the HoL confirmed that, for Lisbon Treaty, the wording of Article 50 puts an exiting state outside the Vienna Convention.

That is what makes the draft Withdrawal Treaty so dangerous. http://johnredwoodsdiary.com/2018/08/10/the-gover... & https://www.conservativehome.com/thecolumnists/20...

13 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Richard Risby: The gat... · 1 reply · +1 points

It is NATO that has kept the peace in Europe since 1949. So we should be prepared to allow the UK to voluntarily contribute to a NATO mission alongside Canada & the USA (eg extending the Baltics mission).

However, the UK needs to be very vigilant not to just become a main contributor to the new EU army with “the likely reality of Britain becoming a permanent institutional participant in the EU Defence Union, with little to no operational control.” https://brexitcentral.com/beware-european-threat-...
According to Lt-General Jonathon Riley, the Draft Withdrawal Treaty “provides a u-bend route for the UK to come back fully under EU authority in the future”.

Sir Richard Dearlove, the head of MI6 between 1999 and 2004, was sufficiently worried to co-author this article: https://brexitcentral.com/time-challenge-conduct-... introducing the Hotel California article https://briefingsforbrexit.com/escaping-from-hote... that included the full KitKat tape transcripts.

And for anyone still looking for that EU Army: https://twitter.com/VeteransBritain/status/979267... & https://twitter.com/VeteransBritain/status/997185... In summary:"the plain fact that any association to one part leads to subordination to EU control in all areas." https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/06/a-very-engl...

As Sir Richard Dearlove also recently said: “The solution to the ‘European crisis of Brexit’... would be easier to find if Britain were outside the Continental carriage, while being supportive of its safe progress to its final destination. British benevolence towards the Continent should receive comparable benevolence in return, as the UK follows its own path towards the destination of its choice.” https://briefingsforbrexit.com/an-open-letter-to-...

13 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Theresa Villiers: The ... · 1 reply · +1 points

Aligning to global industry standards is fine, but the key point is for the UK to control strandards for the UK market: "domestic regulatory autonomy". Shanker Singham recently discussed the IEA paper on this https://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2018/08...

"Mutual recognition" in FTAs is a way to mutually prevent protectionism in domestic law. A UK manufacturer sees practical benefits of "Mutual recognition": https://brexitcentral.com/accepting-chequers-comm...
"Far from being the idealistic utopia of Remainers’ imagination, the EU is fraught with rampant protectionism. It is the ultimate irony that as a firm founded in France in 1919, we cannot contract there because French companies only are able to buy the approved insurance. It is easier for us to export to Mongolia, as we have done, than to France and some countries in the EU."