UK should exit EU using British laws

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I was surprised to see that Mr McGough expects Britain to exit the EU by means of the EU’s own Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

This Article is a trap because it allows for a protracted two year negotiation of the terms of withdrawal with the final deal made by the council members of the other EU countries in our absence.

To tie us into a two year waiting period would allow the EU to create a good deal of mischief.

Using the Article 50 route would also provide an escape route for our Europhile political elite because they could argue that because of the article, the best deal they could get was one which left us still within the coils of the EU, for example, a similar  relationship with the EU to that of Norway or Switzerland, both of whom are signed up to the so-called four EU freedoms: the freedom of unrestricted movement within the European Economic Area (EEA) of
capital, services, and labour.

The best way out of the EU quagmire is through our own Westminster parliament on our over-riding principle that “no parliament may bind its successor”.

That is the principle on which our country has been governed for hundreds of years and is best for Britain. If you don’t like what the MPs do in government you throw them out at the next general election.

Britain has the constitutional right to unconditional withdrawal from the EU. This would not infringe international law and the EU has no right to impose conditions on that withdrawal.

It is in our national interest to withdraw unilaterally and unconditionally, and move forward making trade deals with anyone the world over.

As far as the EU is concerned, they have a trade surplus with us and it is in their best interests to continue that trade.

Martin Harvey,
Middle Street,
Nazeing.
Prospective UK parliamentary candidate.

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