Registered On: December 24, 2013
“Amazing. You mean ‘influenced by those interests’ that are unfounded? Because Gurnelista posted something in Spanish you suggested he has some sort of Spanish background? Has he verified this?”
Hardly amazing, Deerey, given the number of times Gurnelista has referenced Spain and his use of the language on numerous occasions. In any event there’s no problem with this, any more than there is with Ferrite living in Italy. The reason I raise it is down to claims that those who voted for Brexit have done so “for their own gain”. I’ve no doubt this is true but it’s pure hypocrisy to make such claims given plenty of remainers’ have done exactly the same, not least Dominic Grieve with his very nice house in France and business interests in the EU.
As for the deal, yes, it’s much better than we had before the referendum. Even on fishing, which is the area that’s gained greatest criticism, the UK industry will now get a much greater share from UK waters.
As for “…all that matters is passing a deal to claim victory over the other side”, this is simply untrue. What remainers fail to understand is that we’re highly likely to have a better relationship with the EU now than we had while we were members, for the simple reason we can now focus on the mutual benefits of a close relationship instead of fighting against the EU’s move towards a federal union.
There are also areas where UK rules and regulations are significantly stronger than in the EU, which greatly weakens any argument that our standards and people’s rights will fall.
I’d say prospects for the UK are much stronger than for the EU, even taking covid into account.