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.
In the latest twist of the Brexit Divorce Bill saga, it has now been confirmed that the United Kingdom’s government will pay a financial settlement of more than €60 billion Euros.
Let’s just put that into perspective – that is a total of more than £1000 for every single citizen of the United Kingdom.
According to a report in The Telegraph:
British and EU negotiators have reached a deal over the so-called Brexit bill, opening the door to a potential breakthrough in the talks this December, the Telegraph has learned.
Sources on both sides confirmed that an agreement-in-principle has now been reached over the EU’s demand for a €60bn financial settlement ahead of a crucial lunch meeting next Monday between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president.
Two sources confirmed that the terms were agreed at a meeting in Brussels late last week after intense back-channel discussions led by Oliver Robbins, the UK’s chief Brexit negotiator.
How the hell can anyone call this a negotiation?
It just smacks of blackmail, plain and simple.
The Brussels bigwigs have said time and time again that talks cannot progress onto the next stage until the financial settlement is arranged, and our own team has made a number of reduced offers that seem to have been in vain.
Remember Theresa’s reduced offer of €20 billion?
With so many knowledgable figures proclaiming that we don’t owe them a single penny, it is actually painful and humiliating to see our own government caving in like this.
We are talking about an astronomical sum of money that would be better spent elsewhere.