a reply to: elysiumfire
Glass houses and all that, Elysium.
Yes, we are net contributors to the EU, even after we factor the billions they spend on keeping our regions afloat. Fingers crossed that Theresa May
will spend the same kind of money across the country, eh?
But if you factor in the advantage to British and British-based businesses, we were up on the deal. What will the future hold? We don't know because
Theresa May and her cronies haven't told us what their plan B is.
You confuse being masters of our own destiny with having leverage. We had plenty of leverage in the EU and beyond before 2010. David Cameron threw
most of that away, with the support of non-dom billionaires who run the London Media Bubble. The same non-dom billionaires who funded the Leave
We have little leverage now. We're a middling market in a world of trading blocs. Yes, it is possible to punch above our weight but who, in
Parliament and public life generally, do we have to make it happen? Boris Johnson?
We got sovereignty back? We never lost our sovereignty. Look at the way different countries implement EU regs. Its just that our governments and
their pals in the media found it easier and more convenient to blame the EU than accept it was their decision. Funnily enough, that doesn't happen in
the rest of the EU.
On the matter of sovereignty, Parliament is sovereign. Constitution for Dummies page 1. So why are is the London Media Bubble so upset that
Parliament gets to scrutinise the leaving negotiations? Something fishy there.
As for being able to trade with the rest of the world...what were we doing before? We were doing under the aegis of the EU, true, but David Davis has
no plans to change the way we operate. Heck, he even said today that we would still be bound by the European Court of Justice. Add that to the £350
million a week we won't have for the NHS, the equivocation over immigration and the crystallisation of EU regs into UK law as part of the Great Repeal
Bill and you have to ask what is really going to change.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not a remainer or a remoaner. It's just that we're unlikely to get most of what we thought we were voting for. Everything
from interest rates and NHS budgets to the way our parks are run and how much schools have to spend on pencils will still be run by unelected
bureaucrats. The government will still carry on selling the country to its pals in the City. House prices and rental prices will stay high. Our
schools and hospitals will be even more stretched - £1 billion in NHS cuts announced earlier this week!
All we've done is hand TPTB the keys to the kingdom.