By Edward Rennie, Labour Leave Campaign
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At Labour Leave we cautiously welcomed the moving on of Brexit talks on to the second stage. A divorce bill on the larger end of the EU’s demands of £60-100 Billion has apparently been avoided. The ECJ will not be the final authority on EU Citizens rights in the UK, and Northern Ireland will not be required to stay in the EU internal market or the customs union.
Significant matters of concern are still looming. On EU citizens UK courts will still have to give ‘due regard’ to ‘relevant’ decisions of ECJ on a permanent basis. Lastly the compromise over the Irish border includes that in the ‘absence of agreed solutions’ the UK ‘will maintain full alignment with those rules of the Internal Market and the Customs Union which, now or in the future, support … the all-island economy’. Then Philip Hammond curiously suggested that we would pay the agreed settlement even if we didn’t have an acceptable free trade deal with the EU.
Together with this we learn that the EU wants to make stage two of talks about the ‘transitional period’ leaving substantive trade talks until a new ‘stage 3’!
You can see what the EU is up to. In its vision of a tariff free trade deal it sees the UK binding itself to internal market regulations rather than mutual recognition with ultimate decisions on that having ‘due regard’ to the ECJ and binding us to pay £40 Billion in stage 2 before we’ve accepted or rejected their offer on trade in stage 3.
The British government must resist this and Labour must not act as the henchman or handmaid to the EU’s strategy. Keir Starmer’s interview with Andrew Marr where he talked of ‘staying aligned’ with the EU is therefore deeply disappointing.
At Labour Leave we will continue to work with our MPs that supported leaving the EU and those who genuinely accept the referendum result to ensure whilst we don’t give the government a blank cheque, neither do we undermine its negotiating strength nor betray the principle of self rule that the British public voted for.
A major new report, co-authored by Labour Leave, sets out the case for making a success of Brexit
New Model Economy for a Post-Brexit Britain
READ REPORT HERE
Written by Labour Leave, Leave Means Leave, and Economists for Free Trade, the report sets out how Britain could see its national income grow by as much as £135bn per annum. This could be achieved by:
Ed – The Labour Leave news website has some thoughtful, rational articles explaining the damage the EU has done and will do to working men and women and the labour movement. It must be noted the true Labour movement of ordinary people trying to get along is vastly different from the London ‘Labour’ Marxism of Corbyn and anti-democratic Umunna and Keir Starmer.
All the points and criticisms he makes apply tenfold to the EU as it now is. At the time he was speaking this was simply the Common Market, before Maastricht, before Lisbon, before Greece, before bailing out French and German banks with EU taxpayers money.
Read full story: HERE
The Labour Leave Team, www.labourleave.org.uk
Even Christmas isn’t safe from the underhand plotting of the terminally outraged Remainers. Nick Clegg is releasing what he hopes to be a festive best seller – How to Stop Brexit.
His new book talks of ‘resistance‘, typical of the extraordinary self regard of elite remainers. What he is attempting to do is not resist unjust rule, but overturn the biggest democratic mandate in British history.
It is the same complete reversal of reality that has recently seen talk of a new anti-Brexit party called – wait for it – The Democrats. We can only doff our caps to their brazen audacity.
Clegg and his ilk have shown they have no respect for democracy whatsoever, and the reason is very simple – they have no respect for the public whatsoever. They enjoyed the pre-Brexit world where all decisions were made by men like them, and the public had no real opportunity to influence the way the country is run.
Ed – This post from pre-election Labour Leave campaign illustrates many heartwrenching dilemmas for decent honest Labour supporters who quite rightly want out of an anti-democratic institution bent on destroying British industries and jobs wholesale. The steadfast and consistent Labour Leave team puts the efforts of dead in the water UKIP to shame. If you want to get active read the article and follow the Labour Leave links and opportunities which are still valid.
Posted by Michael O’Sullivan on April 27, 2017
What Labour Leavers can do
So, the General Election was sprung upon us a week ago. It seems a gamble by Theresa May, albeit one with the odds well in her favour. Nevertheless one feels if she were a Brexiteer at heart, she would not have risked the process by allowing even the possibility for her majority to shrink. Every seat counts here, and the Lib Dems could well win some.
Labour also have embraced the ‘every seat counts’ mantra. There is dogged determination – and optimism even – in every CLP right now, in spite of the nadir the party finds itself in. New and old supporters are getting involved, some driven by Brexit revenge, others by opposition to austerity and privatisation.
Brendan Chilton, General Secretary of Labour Leave
The anti-Brexit alliance continues to deploy its troops and execute its obviously well planned pincer movement. We have courtyard jester Nick Clegg’s salvo from political oblivion, declaring the need for a 2nd EU Referendum where voters under 30 get their votes counted twice… He also exemplified the ‘Belgian’ approach; pointing to their apparent robust deporting of EU citizens, suggesting we remain in the EU and simply follow suit.
From the centre came a brisk and functional attack from the former General, Mr Blair. He fired his comprehensive essay over the trenches from his Kensington cannon. Although causing minimal damage, the call to cease Brexit rallied his troops. However the general’s claim that the EU will rush to embrace the reform of freedom of movement, just as long the UK stays in the EU, seems like fanciful thinking from the former Prime Minister.
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Ed – The boys and girls at Labour Leave have a huge task ahead of them which only they are in a position to do, influence their fellow Labour supporters about the huge damage the EU has done:
- in keeping wages down
- passing Brits jobs over to mass illegal and legal immigration
- and how the EU elitist corporatocracy intends to subjugate the British workers under ‘deals’ like the detested Transatlantic Trade And Investment Partnership (TTIP)
- Establishing anti-democratic rule by dictate from Brussels euphemisticaly called the Democratic Deficit
- The elimination of democracy by treaty is the plan
From: John Mills,
Chair, Labour Leave
Today is the 1st anniversary of the referendum, an historic vote that we still hope will permanently change British politics. We just want to thank you for supporting Labour Leave over the past year and more.
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We genuinely think Labour Leave made the critical key difference to the referendum result, helping many Labour supporters know that there were strong traditional Labour voices advocating for our democracy by disengaging from the European Union and charting our own future as a self-governing, independent nation-state.
And by Labour Leave we mean you!
Brendan Chilton, Labour Leave
Gina Miller has been out on the campaign trying to promote MPs who will block “extreme Brexit”. Now, to you or I, this actually just means Brexit: Britain being an independent nation that sets its own laws, rather than having them handed down from Brussels. But for the Remain ultras, what started as “hard Brexit” is now “extreme Brexit”. Maybe next week it will be ‘world ending Brexit’.
To be clear, what the Remain elite think is extreme is actually the position of the vast majority of the world’s nations – outside the EU, trading on WTO rules, not subject to Brussels rule.
Please support us if you can. The election is now weeks away. Don’t let Remain use big money to overturn your vote.
So in classic Remain and EU style, Miller and co are doing everything they can to overturn a democratic vote. She has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds now, including from Blair and Branson.
Ed Rennie, Labour Leave
As you can imagine at Labour Leave HQ to say we are frustrated with the lack of unambiguous commitment to departing the EU from the current leadership of our party would be an understatement. This is without mentioning the rather ludicrous statements from some MPs such as Chuka Umunna, Heidi Alexander, Chris Bryant and oh Owen Smith (remember him?) who seem apparently oblivious that formally leaving the EU but retaining membership of the Single Market and Customs Union is quite patently the worst of both worlds.
Ed Rennie, Labour Leave
Believe it or not there are some on the continent who would like an orderly, constructive and fairly negotiated exit deal between the UK and the EU. But Jean-Claude Juncker former Luxembourg Prime Minister and President of the EU Commission isn’t one of them. He hasn’t even denied authorising this month’s deceitful anti-British briefings, his ongoing delusions, not to mention his self delusion, beggar belief.
Here are just a few of his horrendous sayings.
Regarding the Lisbon Treaty: ‘Of course there will be transfers of sovereignty. But would I be intelligent to draw the attention of public opinion to this fact?’