Thursday, October 17, 2019

EU and UK Reach Agreement on Brexit Deal, But...

UPDATE BELOW: It's a Fake Brexit

EU and UK negotiators have reach agreement on a new Brexit deal.

The agreement was announced this morning in Brussels ahead of an EU leaders’ summit.

Jean-Claude Juncker, European Commission president, wrote on Twitter: “Where there is a will, there is a #deal — we have one! It’s a fair and balanced agreement for the EU and the UK and it is testament to our commitment to find solutions.”

 the UK parliament still needs to vote on the deal and it is unclear if the votes are there to pass the deal.

Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party has come out against the deal.

“These proposals are not, in our view, beneficial to the economic wellbeing of Northern Ireland and they undermine the integrity of the union,” the DUP said in a statement.

The Labour Party has also said it will vote against the deal. The socialist leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said the new agreement was “even worse than Theresa May’s”.

“This sellout deal won’t bring the country together and should be rejected. The best way to get Brexit sorted is to give the people the final say in a public vote,” he said.

That said, the devil is, of course, in the details but one would think the deal, in general, is a plus. Presumably, it would keep most trade open between the UK and the EU but keep the onerous political correct nonsense coming out of Brussels off the back of UK business.

Jacob Rees-Mogg, leader of the House of Commons and a leading Brexiter said in parliamnet that “It is a really good, exciting deal.”

 The vote on the new deal is set for Saturday.



What the hell is this?  It's a fake Brexit:

Farage added that the deal would mean the UK surrendering autonomy on making her own laws on employment regulations and the environment, as well as signing up the country to foreign policy and military policy commitments.

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