Failure: Theresa May [Image: The New European].

Apparently Theresa May will make her big Brexit speech on Tuesday. Already we are being told it will refer to a “clean” break from the European Union, meaning no attempt to retain membership of the single market or the customs union, in order to control immigration.

This Writer has been watching today’s (January 15) media coverage and it has been remarkable to see the work they have put into avoiding one simple fact:

Theresa May has failed. Completely.

Her Conservative government has been talking to the EU for many months now, trying to get some kind of deal on free trade while curbing immigration, and it has failed.

All this talk about “clean” Brexit is an attempt to hide the fact that there will be no “soft” Brexit.

Worse than that, though, is the fact that the fuss about immigration is fake.

Here‘s why [boldings mine]:

“Since 2004, European Union law has allowed governments to control movements of EU citizens as follows: allow EU citizens to freely circulate only for three months and then require them (should they want to stay longer) to show they are working (employed or self-employed), a registered student or have sufficient resources (pension, savings) to support themselves and comprehensive sickness insurance eg a valid European health insurance card enabling the NHS to claim back the cost of treatment or have private health insurance. The UK is one of the few governments that has not implemented this.

“For six years, Theresa May was in charge of the Home Office responsible for immigration, yet did nothing to adopt these conditions. One wonders why not and why immigration was allowed to dominate the referendum and is still being paraded as a big problem. Yet another failure of our own government and the Home Office under Theresa May is being blamed on the EU. The remedy was always in the UK’s hands.”

(Thanks to VP reader Wanda Lozinska for alerting me to this – and to Pat Whitaker, who wrote the letter quoted above.)

So Theresa May has always been able to curb immigration. She simply chose not to.

One has to wonder why not.

Is there a secret aspect to this, that we haven’t been told?

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