Janice ATKINSON, OPINION
The first stage talks on Brexit concluded with Theresa May caving in to Brussels’ demands: more ECJ rule (for at least eight years), complying with single market and customs union rules in a transition period of somewhere in the region of two years. Careful not to give an end date for the UK to end the transition period, this means the UK has uncontrolled immigration for at least another two years and the unacceptable ECJ having judicial supremacy over British courts. This is not what the UK voted for.
Back in Blighty, Mrs May seems to have grown bolder, although still not committing to an end date for transition, she stated yesterday in Parliament that we would be leaving the single market and customs union during the transition. The trouble is, we just don’t believe her and neither do the Brexiteers in her cabinet.
I was in Washington when President Trump announced that the US would be moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. I really do not understand the uproar, from the UN, the EU and the UK, surely he’s just implementing what other presidents have been saying would happen for the past twenty years, as in his election promises?
But that’s the problem, he’s delivering on jobs, the wall (nearly), economic growth and the travel ban. That’s what the other politicians particularly dislike: delivering your promises to the electorate.
Janice ATKINSON, OPINION
Poland may find itself the pariah of the EU when it could be stripped of its EU voting rights.
I would say to Poland, stand strong, you are elected by the people with a mandate for reform. Remember, the UK voted to leave the EU to take back control of our sovereignty. It was unacceptable for the British to see the unelected Commission deciding our laws with Parliament unable to change or reject laws that were incompatible with the British way of life and business.
You have a friend in President Trump, whose strong support for sovereign states should hearten you. He’s backed up by his secretary of state for trade, Wilbur Ross, and defence secretary, James Mattis who have both recently spoke of the importance and supremacy of the nation state. Their opinion of the EU is very low indeed.
Poland is a strong, proud country, a member of NATO, your economy is strong and your status in the world is high. You are strong within the Visegrad, you are protecting your borders, culture, identity and way of life. Do not become like the Western EU states, who have seen their cities taken over by alien migrants that do not respect our rule of law, our women and our way of life. Stand strong against migrant quotas, the defence of your courts, your media and your voters.
Mr Morawiecki, Britain is leaving the EU to return to being a sovereign state. My advice is, do not be bullied and sanctioned by unelected bureaucrats. If they trigger Article 7, be bold and trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and leave the EU.