Let’s face it, we could either spend the next few years trying to implement a doomed-to-fail Brexit with fewer resources to tackle Britain’s urgent and growing problems or instead turn our attention to tackling growing social justice and collapsing public services with more money and time to do so. Now the facts are clear, to leave the EU without consent would leave Parliament guilty of wilful negligence.

In Swansea, like elsewhere, many who voted for good reasons to leave the EU in 2016 are now saying “it’s taking longer, costing more and more complicated than we were told”. The offer of more money, more trade, taking back control of our laws and immigration was a very attractive and reasonable thing to vote for. That’s why so many across all our regions and social groups did so. And those who had suffered most from years of austerity were given a scapegoat –foreigners from the EU who were taking their jobs, services and money – and told that things would get better after Brexit.

However, three years on, the true implications are unfolding before the eyes of Leave and Remain voters alike and it’s not a pretty sight. We would have less money due to the £39billion divorce bill and an economy shrunken by less trade and big companies like Airbus relocating to mainland Europe. The UK would have less power outside team-EU to negotiate trade deals with the US and China. Also, trading on WTO terms would require obedience to the WTO’s Council of Ministers, Commission and panel of unelected judges instead of having greater control within the EU’s more democratic structures. An open border with the EU in Northern Ireland will mean we can’t control migration and UK trade deals with undoubtedly mean giving away VISAs in order to agree to trade deals with other countries across the world.

Full article: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/to-leave-the-eu-without-consent-would-be-wilful-negligence_uk_5c519014e4b0acc6e9964442



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