New blow for Brexiteers as we’re told transition period won’t be long enough

Nobody should be surprised by this.

The intention behind the EU referendum was never to let the UK’s citizens decide whether to leave the bloc or not because Tories don’t want to give ordinary people power over anything.

It was to silence the Eurosceptics on the Conservative benches in the House of Commons.

So nobody did any homework on what Brexit might mean.

That is why the UK has conceded point after point in negotiations with the EU27.

It is why the UK, Ireland and the rest of the EU cannot come to terms about whether the border should be soft or hard.

And it is why, in This Writer’s opinion, all those involved will find ways to make the transition period drag on and on until an opportunity is found to reverse the referendum decision.

Brexit was always a mistake. But nobody in the government can admit it because it was the decision of the people.

Never mind the fact that it was influenced by lies.

Never mind the fact that no two Brexiters voted for the same thing.

Now we are in a waiting game – until enough reasons are found to annul the decision.

Pro-Brexit Tory MPs have agreed that staying in the EU customs union into the next decade is likely to be the “only viable option”, in a new report.

The cabinet’s failure to agree what kind of trading and customs arrangements it wants after the UK leaves the bloc is condemned by the Brexit Committee.

It concludes that, because neither option put forward by No 10 will be ready by the end of the planned transition in December 2020, remaining in the customs union for longer will be inevitable.

Source: Pro-Brexit Tory MPs concede staying in EU customs union into next decade is ‘only viable option’ | The Independent

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6 thoughts on “New blow for Brexiteers as we’re told transition period won’t be long enough

  1. Zippi

    I have said this, before and I will say it, again; a pox on BOTH Houses! I’d love to blame the Tories for everything but I cannot. The whole of Parliament had plenty of opportunity to discuss, debate etc. this entire situation, BEFORE the referendum was granted, when the Referendum Bill was debated. What, on Earth, were they talking about? Why was nothing pertinent discussed? There should have been conditions, or caveats attached to the referendum. Don’t get me wrong I voted to leave and would do it even more decisively, were the referendum held today but of the 1,400+ people in Parliament, why were things like the Irish boarder, not sorted before the referendum was given? Utter incompetence on all of their parts, or a clear act of contempt of the electorate, in that they never expected us to vote to leave so, being derelict in their duty, never planned for it. Disgraceful. Had there been a bit for foresight (there only had to be one plan), we would be in a much better position than we are at present; similarly, had those who wanted us to stay accepted the result and tried to make the best of it, instead of trying to undermine the result, or the Blairites not tried to stage that “timely” coup, we would be in a much better position than we are. Shame on all of them but then, shame is an antiquated concept and they care not about it so, what’s the point?

  2. Thomas

    Sorry if this comes out twice. We’ll either get no Brexit at all or Brexit chaos.

  3. NMac

    Pity none of the loathsome Tories has the guts to come out and admit that it was all about settling a long-standing feud in the loathsome Tory Party. Now they want to bring us all down with them.

  4. Chris Cooke Snr

    Lots of people “did their homework”. It’s the EU that doesn’t “work”. Brexit will work very well …. but they won’t let it happen. Too many establishment pigs at the EU trough. 🙁

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Wow. How very well-rehearsed.
      Shame you haven’t brought any facts to the table.

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