It now appears that the EU is refusing to negotiate with the United Kingdom, but the Prime Minister’s been explicit that he wants to negotiate a good deal with the European Union, and he will utilise all the strength of the government to ensure that in the spirit of friendliness that we can negotiate a new deal.
But one thing is obvious, the old deal that was negotiated has failed to pass the House of Commons three times now. So, the government does need a new approach, and whatever happens, while they remain ready and willing to negotiate, the EU must understand that we’re leaving on October 31st, deal or no deal.
This government has been thoroughly explicit in that we need to change the Withdrawal Agreement because it couldn’t get through parliament, and we can’t have a deal, that doesn’t command the spirit of the Government, the Parliament and the country.
And that’s why this government has been clear with the European Union, that we need a new approach, and the government is ready, to engage with the European Union, to negotiate in good faith, to make sure that we can have a friendly relationship in the future, and that the government will put all their strength into making sure that they can obtain that good deal.
But at the moment, it’s the EU that appears to be telling us that they’re not interested and they’re simply saying that they don’t want to talk, and that’s improper and disturbing, and it’s not in Europe’s interests.
This government is willing to negotiate, eager to talk, ready to ensure that we get the greatest possible deal from the European Union, but it’s also the case, that they’re sizing up preparations, so that we’re ready to leave on October 31st, with or without a deal.
And the EU needs to understand that the days of drift, that we’ve had in the past have ended. That’s it, it’s a firm deadline, and the British people expect us to leave, we will be ready to leave, come what may.
I’ve actually got to say that this guy Michael Gove sounds great, he looked the camera in the eye and exaggerated so positively to the British people, it’s extraordinary, but then he was groomed for years at the finest establishments, but that’s why they’re called politicians.
But when did we last meet an honest non-self interested politician? But then Michael Gove is fulfilling the role of an obedient, grateful poodle, and he does it so well.
This is simply classic blame-shifting and it’s outrageous and shameful.
The EU negotiated for the best part of three years in good faith, so no surprise they won’t talk to us anymore, so now the balls in our court, but then when will the ministry of silly walks realise they’ve already made other plans and the United Kingdom will suffer because our government has concluded that hara-kiri is their best choice.
But then they’re a wicked conspiracy of deceiving rogues and collaborators, and they’re driving this country to a repeat of the 1640s, and they’re either really dumb or fundamentally wicked, and it was made quite clear back in March, the United Kingdom was given a 6-month continuation which has been misused.
But it seems that if they tell a lie big enough, and keep repeating it, people will ultimately come to accept it, and if the government create enough chaos, companies start to panic buy which produces a false boost to the economy.
But then it’s tragic that the Tory government have put the whole country in danger by having the stupid, ill-conceived, utterly chaotic referendum in the first place, with no damn speck of a clue what they were doing, and they certainly didn’t think that they would actually lose the referendum.
And now this a taste of how the Tory party will justify the consequences of a no-deal, just blame it on the EU using semi-correct soundbites and half-truths, so of course, the EU is refusing to give massive concessions to a clearly unstable government at the last moment.
And because of this car plants could perhaps shut down, lorries will be backed up across the South East. There will be food and medicine deficits amongst numerous other things, and the blame game has well and truly started.
It’s called moronic politics assuming that negotiations will work the same as if they were purchasing a second-hand car, and Michael Gove has more faces than Everest, and Gove is highly recognisable because we all had a Gove at school, you know, the boy with a pocket full of pens and no friends. The one that was a really good milk monitor, and it looks like Gove has finally found his niche.
Should we be utterly offended that the EU is no longer willing to entertain our circus and testy behaviour? No, I don’t believe so, and I think they’d be delighted if we atoned for the inconvenience and negotiated to remain.
And it’s a disgrace that these Tory ministers can’t grasp the simple reality that there were precepts to joining the EU club and that when we entered we knew there were rules to departing the club, and the EU out referendum campaigners made it appear all so easy whilst knowing it wouldn’t be.
And this is simply another Tory spin at its best from Michael Gove, blaming it on everyone else, except the reality of the fact is that a no-deal Brexit will see the United Kingdom become an even more vulnerable country with no control globally to establish trade or international relationships.
We will be carrying a begging bowl to the world and accepting rubbish trade agreements in desperation, and these are really dark and disturbing times, and the impact of the no-deal will last for generations, and does Michael Gove also sell dodgy investment packages? He has that sort of sound that says I’m a nice boy trying to do my best for you, whilst lying through his fangs, attempting to persuade you that black is white and that it wasn’t him that killed your kitty. Honestly, you can believe him, he’s a politician.
And let’s not forget that three years have been bladdered away on the same old worn out, deflated flatulence.
Perhaps we should give the people another vote, Revoke Article 50 or just leave? But whatever happens, the government needs to be certain of what the people of the United Kingdom want, particularly following all the debacle that David Cameron created.
But one thing is clear, the Conservatives are becoming endangered, and now the EU is telling Britain: “Thank you, next!” And now the government needs to have the guts to revoke the referendum because there’s nothing in the EU Referendum Act that results in it being legally binding.
The European Union Referendum Act 2015 was the law that enabled the referendum to take place, it didn’t stipulate what would happen in the event of a vote to leave, and it didn’t include any specific statement to make clear that the result would be legally binding.
Because of the sovereignty of Parliament, referendums can’t be legally binding in the United Kingdom and are therefore advisory. In other words, unless Parliament actively agrees to bind itself to the result of a future referendum, it is not legally compelled to determine the outcome.
But of course, the political truth is much different, and in the same House of Lords report it said referenda were not legally binding, and the committee decided that “it would be difficult for Parliament to ignore a decisive expression of public opinion”.
And even though legally the referendum was non-binding, the government of that time had agreed to execute the result, and it initiated the official EU withdrawal process on 29 March 2017, meaning that the United Kingdom was due to leave the EU before 11 PM on 29 March 2019, UK time.
Referendums are not legally binding, so legally the Government can disregard the results, for instance, even if the result of a pre-legislative referendum were a majority of “No” for proposed legislation, Parliament could pass it anyway, because parliament is sovereign.
The EU referendum was an advisory referendum, and it wasn’t legally binding, and there’s no one source that can verify that statement true. In other countries, referendums are usually legally binding, for instance, because the vote is on whether to amend the constitution, but the United Kindom famously doesn’t have a codified constitution.
A UK referendum will only have the force of law if the Act setting it up says so. In practical terms, this would mean someone would be able to go to court to make the government implement the result, but a referendum on any issue can only be advisory for the lawmakers in Parliament.
At the end of the day, the argument comes down to many visions for democracy in the United Kingdom. The general view is that ultimate political power rests with Parliament, and the High Court came to its conclusion that the referendum was not legally binding guided by the basic representative parliamentary democracy.
The people are not sovereign!
But then we really don’t want to see any constitutional changes to make referendums binding, and if you’re here reading this, you presumably care about honesty, and you’d like to see our politicians get their facts right, and back up what they say with evidence and to fix their blunders.
Because, of course, reliable information matters!