Today the BBC reported that all EU member states had agreed a UK exit deal from the EU.
So what is the Brexit deal? The Brexit deal is a 585 page document. It has been initially agreed by EU and UK negotiators and it was then agreed to by May’s cabinet. It was then agreed to by the EU summit on the 25th of November. The EU summit encompassed leaders of all EU member states. The next step is for the deal to be agreed upon by the UK House of Commons.
In summary, the document is made up of several sections, one being on the financial settlement between the UK and the EU. The settlement indicated is a total of £39 billion, another big section is on the rights of EU Citizens in the UK, and the rights of UK Citizens in the EU. Another important section is on the the prevention of a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Despite the campaign against leaving the EU being trade, astoundingly only 7 pages in the deal is dedicated to the future trade agreement, the full negotiations are yet to come?
The deal also includes a transition phase, which will last until December 2020, during which time the UK has to follow EU rules. Also during the transition phase the UK and EU will iron out the trade agreement. In the event these negotiations aren’t successful, a backstop agreement will take effect, basically meaning the whole of the UK and Northern Ireland remains in the EU Customs Union, and must follow all EU rules in relation to trade. The backstop agreement also has a clause where the transition period can be extended indefinitely to 20XX. What has happened to the right to self determination via the vote?
The Brexit deal document does state free movement will end, but holiday travel will remain the same with no visas required on either side. However, the UK and other EU Nation States are set to sign the UN migration pact in December 2018, while the US and a few countries have publicly said they will not be signing it. The UK government has not publicly indicated what they will be doing with regards to this separate Global Migration pact or as per its official title, the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
A petition is circulating requesting the UK Government to not sign up to the UN Global Migration plan. It is technically non binding, but as always further treaties can be signed to make it binding. It is basically free movement of people, but this time not just within the EU, but between any nation which signs up. Brexit in name not substance.
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