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McGrath of Harlow Brexit #2 (2815* d) RE: Brexit #2 30 Nov 18


I find it strange that people believe that the deal the May has cobbled together represents the EU treating treating the UK unfavourably.

It seems to me that the EU negotiators have bent over backwards to accommodate unreasonable demands made by the UK. Right from the start that said that clearly leaving the EU must mean losing the privileges provided to member states.

As for the 39 billion being paraded as being some kind of fine for leaving, it's nothing of the sort. It's money which we owe because of existing commitments we made before there was any prospect of leaving, and it's a figure that represents only a part payment, because the EU negotiators were able to fiddle the real debt down to make it easier for Theresa May.

Denying us a fresh chance to vote is presented as being democratic. In two countries, Ireland and Denmark, where an initial referendum voted against the EU the people were given a second chance, and voted the other way - and in both cases there is now overwhelming support forEU membership. It's rather as if we were being told that once a government has been elected it is our duty to support that government, and not seek a chance to throw it out. And of course the number of people who have been added to the electoral register since the referendum is significantly higher than the Brexit majority over Remain.




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