Registered On: September 7, 2015
At least Johnson got an oven ready deal for financial services. ‘You plonker Rodney!!’
The sheer hubris of those promising sunny uplands following Brexit with deals on our terms which are much better than before to “ok we have a deal, be happy with that” is a joy to behold. All mentions of its comparative benefits are to be ignored, because then it might fall apart. Those who want apart from a federal Europe may be disappointed when our trade deals are reliant on them. We have even chosen our times of renewal over the agreement based on EU elections, because that might change their conditions. So we are now out of the EU, have a deal heavily reliant on EU policy, but no longer have the same degree of free trade and no say in how the EU operates. It doesn’t sound so great to be free when we have far less influence on our international relations.
Those who demonised remainers purely as anti-British EU adherents may come for a shock when that is not the case and they see arguments about how this deal doesn’t give the best to the UK. I guess this is what happens when the ideologue can’t process the remainer liberal elitist not acting like their straw man. This has always been what’s best for the UK for me, and I have felt that this process would ultimately harm the position of the UK, so no-one should be surprised at any feelings of loss over how this deal impacts us and how it doesn’t favour us enough. It never was going to, because the EU would never offer deals on the same terms as they have through their unions to those who want no part of it. I feel this is bad for the UK.
I can see why some might not like the idea of a pooled sovereignty over aspects of trade unions, but I didn’t see how the negatives could be avoided through pulling out. People may disagree with me, but I hope they can see why I might not like the idea of this trade deal when compared to what we had before for the benefit of the UK. Of course we should realise that the deal is the best option available, and I am glad it’s not no deal. I feel Starmer’s decision to back it is the right course of action. Anyone surprised at this should maybe reevaluate what has been argued, rather than look for wins in neverending online debates.