European Parliament negotiates Brexit terms

April 6, 2017 Europe , Opinion , OPINION/NEWS

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Hazel Speed

It is appreciated that Brexit is a subject of which we can all be tired. Even the most ardent commentators and journalists have moments of sighing when reporting on the same.

Perhaps though, you will bear with me regarding the most recent updates, and take a look at developments from a totally impartial stance, albeit hard to do as passions run high from either side.

Provocative remarks about the Sovereignty of Gibraltar caused the predicted reaction from Brits (which was no doubt the aim). Then Europe chastised Britain for overreacting.

Now, you will see by the link herein what ‘terms’ have been mooted/stipulated by the EU regarding the official requirements of Britain leaving their ‘club’.

There was the most humorous ‘flash-point’ reaction to the same, predictably by Nigel Farage. Love him or loathe him, it takes some courage to respond to the gathering (see video clip herein) utilising such blatant references, intermixed with one very subtle dig which I nearly missed therein but was in its own way a classic!

What was worrying from a face value reading of the aforementioned, was the inferred ‘fudging’ by Mrs May re the period of adjustment to avoid a ‘cliff edge’. Perhaps she is trying to please everyone, but I doubt that is possible given all the factions and unique stances of the Constituent Countries of the UK, each one has its own, and yet different wish lists and areas of concern, some more legitimate than others here and there.

Was it necessary for the EU Commission Chief, Jean-Claude Juncker, to add his barbed remark aimed towards Britons, concerning firstly our democratic Referendum/Brexit, his comments offensive and partisan relating thereto, then secondly including a nudge for the youth of the present times to reapply to join Europe in the future?

Once again, whichever way each of us voted in the Referendum, we are having a worse time because of all the public disagreements, lack of trust and Court Cases, so much so that those in Europe are exploiting such weaknesses, and trying to bring their own mischief to bear.

Mrs May has to honour the democratic vote or it will be the end of democracy in Britain and could lead to civil unrest. People will either never vote again or choose extreme right wing allegiances.

Europe itself has to survive before predicting what Britons will want in the future.

If we achieve global successes (and Mrs May and her team have worked hard to achieve that aim, and are continuing to do so ongoing), then as already mooted by others after seeing how we are thriving independent of the EU, there may be more countries wishing to leave that particular constraining Club.

Mrs May cannot afford to ‘fudge’ – that would be a bad deal, and as she said herself, a ‘no deal’ is better than a ‘bad deal’.









Hazel Speed

Photo (c) Hazel Speed – used by kind permision to Tuck Magazine

Hazel Speed is a Philosopher, Writer, and Artist with various creative projects at differing stages of development. Her flaship project is an animation which has produced a film short: She has also written an E-novel, ‘Just Suppose…!‘ which is available via the attached link.

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