Brexit means Brexit?
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- RobertLv 61 year agoFavorite Answer
"Brexit" ought to have meant that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union, but the current agreement between the UK and EU appears to make it likely the UK will remain locked into one of the EU's key provisions (EU Customs Union), continuing to make UK trading with other countries subject to EU rules.
Were a vote to be held in the British Parliament on the current “Brexit” deal, it is unlikely to be approved; and where a government loses a vote on such a crucial matter it could lead to calling a general election. Since such could be the likely outcome, this would be the reason that this Parliamentary vote was delayed.
What is the problem with the current “Brexit” deal?
It seems that should further negotiations between the British and the European Union become stalled, a "backstop" provision would cause the UK to become subject to EU trade rules (EU Customs Union) as if it were still a member of the EU, unless the EU gave written permission for the UK to leave the EU Customs Union. Therefore all the EU need do to cause the UK to remain subject permanently to EU trade rules would be to allow such further negotiations to stall.
The only reasonable amendment to the current “Brexit” agreement would provide instead, that the UK would cease being a member of the EU Customs Union upon the UK giving written notification to the EU; with no EU written permission being required. Such an alteration to the current proposed agreement would have to be a legally-binding amendment ! (Currently the EU is unwilling to agree to that !)
The only solution to a bad “Brexit” agreement, will be for the UK to leave the EU without any prior agreed trade arrangements, and then negotiate a reasonable trade agreement(s) thereafter.
What does the “backstop” do?
It prevents what has become known as a "hard border" occurring between the Republic of Ireland (EU) and Northern Ireland (UK) when the UK leaves the EU.
What is the issue of any “hard border” between Republic of Ireland (EU) and Northern Ireland (UK)?
Bringing-back border and Customs controls would be against the “Good Friday Peace Agreement”, the agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland following what were known as "the troubles".
When the “Good Friday Peace Agreement” was made no one could have imagined the UK leaving the EU so causing an issue with that border provision.
When the “Brexit” referendum was authorised it seems likely it was overlooked that a “Brexit” would clash with the “Good Friday Peace Agreement”.
I cannot imaging that people of good will on both sides of opinion in Northern Ireland would consider that such an issue would have been caused “maliciously”. I am also sure they would consider it to be what is undoubtedly is, purely accidental, and that no one there would want a return to “the troubles” due to such an unintended issue.
It is a fact that if the UK is to be both sovereign and independent of the EU there will be a “border” between the EU-Ireland and the UK-Northern Ireland, yet people have become somewhat obsessed with the term: “hard border”.
The UK may be leaving the EU, but:
Both parties will remain in a friendly relationship and this indeed applies to the friendly relations between the Republic of Ireland and UK.
There need be no “hard border” !
There could simply be a “permeable-border”, as follows:
With goodwill EU/Republic of Ireland negotiations with the UK:
The EU/Republic of Ireland will carry out all Customs and Immigration checks for the UK.
The UK will carry out all Customs and Immigration checks for the EU/Republic of Ireland.
People wishing to cross the border or import / export, will carry out required paperwork within their own country (here Ireland or Northern Ireland) and do all that online, administered within their own country and the completed admin communicated to officials on the other side also online.
Then when those persons travel or import / export, they will not be stopped at the border any more than now.
Until any reasonable trade agreement can be negotiated indeed there will be differing trade regulations between the parties, which can yet be implemented with good will, and processed online.
What! Can we have officials of one country do the admin of another?
Yes. There is a precedent for such a procedure, since that is what already happens between France and the UK regarding some matters dealing with asylum seekers.
In order to protect itself against the bad Brexit provision on the EU Customs Union, the British Parliament should consider initiating a vote for the purpose of repudiating the current Brexit agreement.
I hope this helps.
- 5 months ago
28/08/2019 Dear All Brexit protestors to Parliament are a few thousand today v 60 million residents so you've lost. PS YAHOO does not have a spec checker for Brexit!
- 8 months ago
Theresa May is a liar.
- JenniferLv 61 year ago
You would think...
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- Annsan_In_HimLv 71 year ago
Brexit ought to mean Exit from the European Union.
It remains to be seen whether it will, or not.
(It would help if you learned how to ask a question on here, and to select the correct category to post it in.)
- Anonymous1 year ago
Brexit means Brickit LOL
- PyriformLv 71 year ago
Brexit means botch-it.
- Anonymous1 year ago
Oh so you know I thought about it and posted this in the Religion and Spirituality section....You stupid moronic toffy nosed pillock.
- abraXusLv 71 year ago
none of the 10 year old trolls that rampant in here are going to care, dear
- CliveLv 71 year ago
Now ask your question.
- Anonymous1 year ago
"Brexit" of course being the latest euphemism for "complete f*ck-up"!