Hello guys, here is a throw back post where I explained everything you need to know about Brexit – Enjoy!
Here’s how it all started…
To create lasting peace after World war 2, Europe decided to form an alliance by wedding 28 countries in the region to form one family
It’s was a proper wedding with rings exchanged – (documents actually)
The entire family calls themselves the European Union. They are a very large family that loves and protect each other. declaring war on one means war on all – so they combined their armed forces to form (NATO)
As a large family with millions of kids, The European union keeps business within themselves so everyone can grow and thrive (THE SINGLE MARKET)
All 28 member states trade without boundaries. That means I can sell my apples and cabbages anywhere in the Euro zone without custom checks, or paper work. Because of the free trade policy, all the wives (countries) of European Union are thriving economically, any non-family member like America or India would pay a lot more to buy the same products (Tariffs)
EU countries enjoy 4 freedoms- movement of money, services, goods and people.
The United Kingdom got fed up with the marriage for 4 key reasons
- Freedom of movement among 28 countries means everyone wanted to be at the greenest part of the grass – and in Europe that means the UK .The UK has complained bitterly that European Migrants are weighing down public services like hospitals and schools.
- In this family membership dues apply; UK pays millions to the EU yearly about 9 billion pounds,… some think its a reap off and want to pay less.
- The rules European Union had to follow became stifling to the United Kingdom. There are general rules for everything including agriculture- (UK farmers complain a lot about this)
- In legal matters, the laws of European courts super-cede that of member country.
- Member countries are not allowed to have boarders (UK opted out of this)
I WANT A DIVORCE
In June 23 2016- UK voted to leave the European Union – (BREXIT)
After the referendum, UK triggered Article 50 to start divorce proceedings, but the terms of divorce has led to absolute Chaos
UK and its citizens cannot agree on the terms of the split
So many divorce options have been put on the table but majority of UK citizens cannot agree how to go about it –
Option 1 – Soft Brexit/ friendly divorce
It means EU/ UK are splitting on friendly terms, The laws would be slightly relaxed, UK can still trades in the “single tariff free market” but in exchange for this, the UK must STILL respect free movement (of goods, people, money and open boarders)-.
Many hardliners think a soft Brexit (divorce) is a betrayal of the peoples vote. BREXIT means BREXIT – soft Brexit not an option
Option 2 : Hard Brexit-/ Cut all strings after divorce
This means UK is leaving EU cold turkey- No access to the single market, no contributions, no immigration into the UK ( families can no longer visit), no more EU laws in the UK . United Kingdom will now pay import taxes for goods brought into the EU.
Many rejected this deal because according to them its bad for the UK economy
Option 3 No deal Brexit
Some are suggesting lets leave without a deal- If the EU will not give us what we want.
That means EU laws cease to exits, chaos might ensue with traffic at the boarder stops. It could spark food shortages and leave hospitals without medical supplies .
UK parliament has said they would definitely reject a no deal Brexit .
Option 4: Theresa May deal- Checker’s deal
She tries to find a balance between a hard and soft brexit to please all sides . The UK stays in the single market, but can still negotiate trade deal with other countries, they will accept free-movement of people, goods and services.
The EU commission has clearly stated that the UK cannot eat their cake and have it so a checkers deal is not happening
No Divorce, No Brexit – Lets change our minds:
Well that’s what many are considering right now in the midst of the chaos, but the 52% that voted to leave the EU will never let that happen
And one last issue ….
Custody battle over one adopted child EU shares with the UK
The country of Ireland is divided, Northern Ireland is part of The UK, southern Ireland is part of the EU. The country of Ireland can never be demarcated with a wall- (could inflame a historical war) .
So how do they split the country of Ireland without a wall
And what is the EU’s position in all of this- well very simple make things so difficult for the UK so its serves as a deterrent to the other member countries
Am sure by now you thinking its a complete mess- I could not agree more!