The European Union has given the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May a 72-hour deadline and an ultimatum demanding a new and improved ‘Brexit offer’ or NO DEAL when it comes to moving onto trade talks and negotiations.
The deadline is Midnight on Sunday 10th December, with EU chiefs demanding detailed and workable proposals for the Irish border and a number of other key issues.
According to a report on Sky News:
The EU has declared there is still “no white smoke” over a Brexit deal and handed Theresa May a 72-hour deadline to make an acceptable offer.
The Prime Minister has been given until midnight on Sunday to put forward a solution to the Irish border deadlock and other initial divorce issues.
If this is not met, Brexit negotiations will not move on to trade talks before the end of the year.
“So far no white smoke,” European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told reporters in Brussels on Thursday.
“We stand ready to receive Prime Minister May at any moment in time when they are ready.”
The DUP torpedoed Mrs May’s efforts to reach an agreement during her trip to Brussels on Monday, with Arlene Foster pulling her party’s support over concerns at the wording of a draft text she feared would agree regulatory alignment between Northern Ireland and the Republic after Brexit.
As far as we are concerned, enough is enough. It is worth bearing in mind that all of this sabre rattling and threatening rhetoric could be dealt with by simply walking away from Brussels and their constant attempts to make these negotiations more and more complex.
How about we issue Brussels our own deadline. Call it: ‘Pull your heads out of your backsides and work with us, otherwise it’s ‘au revoir’ to you all.
This latest threat is actually a huge blessing in disguise, as it effectively pushes us closer to the NO DEAL BREXIT that now seems to be the only solution.
Petition to leave the EU NOW with NO DEAL and NO PAYMENT reaches 58,000 signatures
A petition that has been set up to persuade the government to leave the European Union immediately with NO DEAL and NO CRAZY FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT has rocketed to 58,000 signatures in the wake of the news that Theresa May is ready to pay Brussels €60 BILLION for the privilege of leaving with a trade deal.
The petition says:
The Government should walk away from the Article 50 negotiations and leave the EU immediately with no deal.
The EU looks set to offer us a punishment deal out of spite.
Why wait another 18 months when we could leave right away and fully take back control of our country, lawmaking powers and borders?
The EU looks set to offer us a punishment deal out of spite, insisting we pay tens of billions of pounds as part of a ‘settlement fee’ and continue to accept the jurisdiction of EU courts even after we’ve left.
Meanwhile pro-EU MPs in Labour, the Lib Dems and the SNP, along with unelected Lords, are attempting to block Brexit, the longer we remain a member the more opportunity they have to interfere.
Why wait almost another 2 years when we could just leave right away?
As it has already reached 10,000 signatures, the official point where a government response it added, there has been a reply:
The country voted to leave the EU, and the Government is clear that there must be no attempts to remain inside the EU, no attempts to rejoin it through the back door, and no second referendum.
In leaving the EU the Government will seek the best deal for the UK maximising the benefits from leaving the EU – control over our borders, laws and money – while maintaining the greatest possible access to EU markets and continuing to work with our European neighbours on common problems.
After withdrawal, the UK will bring an end to the direct jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the United Kingdom.
The Prime Minister has been clear that the days of Britain making vast contributions to the European Union every year will end.
The European Commission has set out the European Union’s position on the financial settlement, and the Government is undertaking a rigorous examination of the detail of this.
The Government has already introduced legislation to ensure the UK exits the EU with certainty, continuity and control.
A smooth and orderly exit is in the national interest and further legislation will be introduced to deliver that.
Both the UK and the EU should want to achieve the best possible outcome and the strongest possible partnership for the future.
The Government believes that a deep and special partnership between an independent UK and the EU is in the interests of both sides.
Department for Exiting the European Union
All of this just sounds like white noise when we hear the news today that a €60 billion deal has now been agreed with Brussels.
If this petition can get to 100,000 supporters, it will automatically have to be considered for a debate in Parliament as it has been hosted on the official government petition website. Therefore, please sign and share it as much as you can by clicking here.