Friday, March 29, 2019

Let My People Go

Today, the 29th March, was to be the day that Britain would officially exit from the European Union.

But after almost three years of fruitless negotiations between our government and the EU, we are still no closer to finding a way out of the treaty. The EU has now decided on our behalf that our new exit date will be 12th April instead of  our chosen date.  They can do this because international law supersedes national law.

Presumably these three extra weeks of further wrangle and uncertainty will make all the difference, but for whom?

Today the Prime Minster, once again presented her exit deal for a vote, but it was defeated yet again by 286 to 344 votes.

Although the default is to leave the EU on the 12th April with no-deal, the house has rejected this, and also rejected eight other exit strategies.  Additionally it has rejected, No-Brexit and a second referendum.

The EU has just declared an impromptu summit on 10th April, no doubt to extend the date we are leaving again.   It seems the EU has the intention of never letting Britain leave, and that our Parliament is supporting this.

In fact, it seems that the only people who want to leave the European Union, are us, the Electorate, where 52% of us voted in favour of leaving.

London City had planned a host of activities around this momentous Brexit occasion, including a carnival focusing on the  positives of taking back our sovereignty, but alas, the EU is not releasing their grip just yet,  and so therefore our celebratory festivities are currently on hold.

If we do ever manage to leave, we will resurrect these planned festivities, that we had hoped to bring you this weekend!

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