Saturday, 22 July 2017

Post General Election June 2017


Sadly, Theresa May's call for a general election on June 8th 2017 did not go as planned.  She hoped to gain a majority in parliament, thus creating a strong and stable government to take us through Brexit. That didn't happen. Surprisingly more people voted for the Labour Party, egged on by Jeremy Corbyn's false promises of no more tuition fees for students, more money to support the police force and the National Health Service and more money to be spent on Social Care. He didn't say where the money would be coming from. I guess it was somewhere over the rainbow.

UKIP were defeated, many UKIP voters turning instead to Labour or the Conservatives or even the Liberal Democrat Party, who want to put a stop to Brexit all together.

As a result of the poor election results, Theresa May was forced to ask the Northern Irish party (Democratic Union Party) for support and that cost her dearly. 

So on that basis the negotiation with the European Union began in June with David Davies going across to Brussels to talk to Michel Barnier, the E.U.'s chief negotiator.  The main item on the table was what will happen to the E.U. citizens residing in Britain at the moment and likewise, what will happen to our U.K. citizens living in Europe. The talks will continue every two weeks, but for myself, I don't have much hope of there ever being a deal done because there are just too many obstacles in the way of agreement.

It is in the interests of the European Union to draw out the negotiations as long as possible because they want the money from Britain to continue to flow for as long as possible.

Brexit will take place on March 19th 2019 so as everyone keeps saying, the clock is ticking!

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