Post by Joe
On Wed, 09 Oct 2019 11:36:56 +0100
Post by Pamela
The UK could, hypothetically, leave the EU as required by the
referendum but remain in the customs union.
This is the assertion that I don't understand.
A) Is the UK Parliament required to implement any EU Directives?
B) Does the UK have to comply with any EU Regulations?
C) Is the UK restricted from making trade deals with non-EU countries?
D) Does *all* UK manufacturing and production, whether exported to EU
countries or not, need to comply with the appropriate CE standards?
E) Does the ECJ or other EU courts have any jurisdiction in the UK?
If your answer to any of these question is not a definite 'no', then we
have not left the EU. We are still subject to EU rule. As far as I can
see, membership of the EU customs union requires answering 'yes' to all
Can you explain your assertion to the contrary?
How does any of that affect the fact we will would left the EU, as
requested in the referendum?
Those voting Brexit should have thought though any such complications and
been aware they may have been causing grater problems than existed
beforehand. Just as they should have thought through a solution for the
NI border but failed to do so.
The rest of the population can't save impulsive voters from their own
self-destructive stupidity but they can try to mitigate the effect of
other people's stupidity on themselves.
Nobody voted to leave the customs union because that wasn't a question on