In many conversations with people who voted to leave the EU their frustration about why it has not been triggered yet is beginning to mount.
There are legitimate reasons for a small delay while our government gets its act together to compensate for former Prime Minister David Cameron’s negligence in not preparing for a leave vote. But when they hear Theresa May indicating that there will be no cap on immigration, only control to some extent, and a deal is being sought which will give the unelected Eurocrats in Brussels some measure of control over our government then they begin to get twitchy.
The Remain campaign never stopped, and with the final say on who triggers the Lisbon Treaty article 50 – Prime Minister or Parliament – under scrutiny in the courts, the Leave referendum result could be overturned by the Liberal Left mass media and corporatists underpinning the Remainers anti-democratic campaign.
If parliament votes to Remain in the EU by voting NOT to trigger article 50, those MP’s voting to Remain will be identified to their electorate and de-selected as the logical next step by an outraged British public.
The Guardian article below illustrates the danger:
UK government must disclose legal arguments on article 50 procedure
Judge’s decision is preliminary victory for group challenging PM’s power to trigger Brexit without consulting parliament
“If I were a German politician I would be worried that, without Britain, Germany has the potential to become the greatest ATM in global history,” Liam Fox, who served as a pro-Brexit campaigner during the referendum, told the Spectator magazine.
And yet it has become increasingly hard to ignore the slow-motion car crash that is Deutsche Bank, or to avoid the conclusion that something very nasty is developing at what was once seen as Europe’s strongest financial institution.
World leaders were also meeting in New York for the annual opening of the general assembly. Tax justice issues were on the radar, with the Foreign Minister of Equador using the opportunity to repeat calls for the establishment of a global tax body to co-ordinate agreement on international tax rules.
Have a great weekend.
With best wishes from the team at the Tax Justice Network
The Brexit bounce continues. HM Treasury has today released forecasts of the economists it follows, as it does every month. Last time, there was a flurry of downgrades and forecasts of an immediate recession. Now, these forecasts are being torn up by everyone, including by the FT (although you can bet the FT won’t report on the upgrades as eagerly as it did the downgrades).
Ed – The French state has created a 10,000 strong, and growing, mob of violent men in Calais by allowing them to establish what is in essence a mini state enclave where law is dispensed by thugs with lumps of concrete and metal bars. The French government has been poisoned by EU Schengen laws allowing illegal immigrants to cross their borders without any checks. They are in the process of abrogating their duty to keep their own people secure and worse ceding territory to a seemingly un-controllable foreign mob and mob rule.
France and the French will soon be changed forever, descending enclave by enclave into a model of the violent and lawless failed states from which the mob in Calais come.
Grammar schools have been dominating the news agenda recently. Prime Minister Theresa May seems to be attempting to facilitate a genuine meritocratic society in education through selection by ability rather than money. However, we were told during the Referendum campaign our education system would collapse if the UK voted to leave the EU. The reality is – this is not happening!