Just Leave! The Folly of Article 50

April 3, 2019

 

Last night parliament voted to rule out a No Deal Brexit, effectively ending the prospect of any real exit from the EU under the current government.

 

It is a sad and unspectacular end to three years of folly in which the foundations for a proper exit were never there. The referendum entrusted the whole process to a Europhile establishment; chiefly the Conservative and Labour parties. Going through the EU's convoluted Article 50 process meant we were dealing on Brussels' terms from the beginning. Even the 'independence day' date of March 29th was Brussels' date and not our own, set to their Article 50 timeframe. And for the small number of Brexiteers within parliament, their idea of leaving the EU was still a hollow Brexit, a 'business as usual Brexit' rooted in the mantras of borderless Britain that was about little more than free trade and cutting red tape.

 

Despite this there are great grounds for hope and a clear way forward. The past three years have trashed the democratic legitimacy of the establishment parties in the eyes of the public. The referendum result proved definitively that a majority of the British people wish Britain to be a sovereign country that makes its own laws, and not a mere region of an EU superstate. A not insignificant number of lifelong Labour and Conservative voters may never vote for those parties again, such is the sense of anger and betrayal.

 

This paves the way for a serious political party to get us out the EU the proper way; the way we have always said it must be done while this circus has unfolded over the past three years. That is for an anti-EU party to seek a mandate through a General Election, and if it is successful to immediately repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and withdraw Britain from the EU. We may then mirror EU legislation for a short period of weeks while we negotiate new customs and various other arrangements, rather than going through the EU's long-winded Article 50 process while remaining a member.

 

And that's all there is to it! And then we can begin the serious business of rebuilding our country: a Britain that is Sovereign, Industrial, United, Democratic, Traditional and Functional; that is something like the country that we used to know.

That's why we have our Ten Point Plan to get out the EU and rebuild our country, summed up below. Membership is open to those who share our values.

 

1. UK Unionism

2. Leave the EU

3. No More Referendums

4. End Mass Immigration

5. Rebuild Infrastructure

6. Rebuild Industry

7. Fiscal Responsibility

8. Family Values

9. Get Tough on Crime

10. Protect Free Speech & Liberties

 

 

 

 

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