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Theresa May’s “fake Brexit” – the alternatives are far less damaging

https://brexitcentral.com/theresa-mays-deal-remains-fake-brexit-alternatives-far-less-damaging/

“If the deal goes through, the next day we will not have left the EU in anything but name. For at least 21 months of “transition” – extendable up to four years – we will have to obey the EU’s laws and rules, and be subject to the Commission and the ECJ as now. The big difference is that we will no longer have a vote or voice in the EU institutions. So no vote or veto against EU law changes which damage the City, or against the Commission’s use of State Aid controls to suppress our competitiveness.

The Brexit process will not be “over”, or “done and dusted” by signing the deal. Those 21 months – or longer – will be filled with the turmoil of ongoing negotiations about our future relationship. We will be negotiating against a real “cliff edge” at the end of the transition – unlike the largely mythical and Project Fear 3.0 “cliff edge” we face now. If we do not submit to the detailed terms offered by the EU for our long-term relationship, we will automatically fall over the cliff edge into the backstop Protocol.”

The deal does not deliver Brexit except in name. Not only does in not deliver Brexit, it also makes it impossible for a future Prime Minister to deliver a real Brexit as well, for many years to come or indefinitely. The momentary relief from some Leave supporters at nominally leaving the EU is sure to turn to anger, disillusionment and blame when it becomes clearer and clearer that Brexit has not been delivered, and that the Conservative Party in particular – including the Brexiteers – has failed to deliver real Brexit and has delivered a locked-in fake Brexit instead.”

See also: Where in the deal are the big problems?

The reader will note the clarity within these articles and previous posts is absent from BBC/Sky reporting in the UK. Confusion, obfuscation and anti-brexit sentiment abound.

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Brexit: How the Pretentious Political Puppets could delay Brexit

BBC: Brexit: How can Article 50 be extended?

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BRINO: Brexit In Name Only.
Note: As the previous posts points out, time is against them to either delay or cancel Brexit
Update @19:43: BBC: MPs have voted by 312 to 308 to reject leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement
This means Theresa May must get 27 EU countries to agree an extension and then pass legislation in both houses (Commons & Lords) to change the 29th March 2019 date.

Disclosure: The image obtained from the BBC site has been edited to add the green ticks for my preferred outcome and the BRINO tag.