Brexit
Facts4EU.Org
Decide on
THE FACTS

O Brexit, My Brexit

Special readers' page

JULY'S HOT
BREXIT NEWS
News, latest facts,
rebuttals to latest
Remain claims...
STAY AHEAD
Essential pro-Brexit
factual news weekly
Enter your email address:


Delivered by Google FeedBurner
Your details are of course kept confidential and you can unsubscribe at any time.
CAN YOU HELP?
We're read by Ministers, ex-Ministers, MPs, MEPs, campaigners and the Public.
We rely 100% on voluntary contributions.
Click for details
We need help

We could so much more if we had a benefactor, and/or lots of people giving small amounts!

  Home | LATEST BREXIT
HOT NEWS
| Research
Summary
| Brexit & the
Single Market
| O Brexit
My Brexit
| Your
Articles
| Help
Us
| Contact
Quick Brexit facts read by Ministers, ex-Ministers, MPs, MEPs, Councillors, legal and financial experts, local campaigners, and the general public - From reliable, official sources
"O BREXIT, MY BREXIT"
Please contribute! Your opinions matter, and we will forward the collated results to Government Ministers.
Please submit your thoughts here, and please forward this page widely!
IMPORTANT: Your email address is of course kept confidential and won't appear. For your name, use a pseudonym if you prefer but real names are better.
NAME :         John Nolan, Cornwall         
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
True Brexit means Britain's exit from the EU, i.e. we leave the EU. If we are in the single market, the customs union or we pay any contribution for access to either, then we are still in the EU and have not exited. Exited provides sovereignty for laws, border, money; without interference from the EU.
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
Red lines are (1) no single market or customs union; (2) no ECJ jurisdiction of any extent in UK daily affairs of governance; (3) total control of UK Borders with no free movement; and (4)no legal requirement to pay any sums of money or benefit in kind to the EU.
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
No compromises of any kind. Why would I compromise with my neighbour over my legal rights to enjoy my property when he has built a garage on my land?
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
My concern is that our politicians have forgotten what true sovereignty is and through fear or favour, may give the EU something that the EU is not entitled to; especially if the government is a Labour Government.
5. What are you feeling most positive and most negative about right now?
I am positive that we will, to some extent be leaving the EU and hoping that such exit is total, but I am negative about various left wing parties' view of matters and their failure to fully accept the people's choice in the 2016 referendum.
NAME :         StuartC, Lancashire         
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
Take back our fishing grounds - 200 miles. Take back control of Immigration Policy. Take back control of our legal system, ending the primacy of the European Court. Take back the power to negotiate our own trade deals with other countries. An end to EU Budget Contributions.
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
As in answer 1 above. Free Trade. Exit without a deal under WTO rules if all fails.
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
Payment to the EU for anything we legally owe.
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
Yes, I think they will give too many concessions on the Red Lines/fishing.
5. What are you feeling most positive and most negative about right now?
Positives: (a) Looks like we are leaving. (b) A more prosperous Britain with better true social values. (c) We will be able to support our own industries.
Negatives: There maybe some downsides to leaving which Remainers will try to exploit.
NAME :         Carole, Merseyside         
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
Taking back the powers given to Brussels to the detriment of British citizens. Chance to reforge ties with old Commonwealth partners and trade freely anywhere in the world.
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
National sovereignty in that Britain controls what is good for Britain. Control of immigration to the needs of business and national interest. British Law supremacy. No more payments to the EU or its institutions.
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
Not sure. Probably none.
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
Fear of transitional arrangements with no end date.
5. What are you feeling most positive and most negative about right now?
Positive that the Brexit team can get the job done. Negative about media opinion and the EU's influence on it.
NAME :         Ian, Dorset         
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
Complete and utter freedom from the undemocratic EU, run by unelected bureaucrats!
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
Take back total sovereignty and this country's power to make its own laws and decide its own future. Take back our territorial waters, control our borders, immigration and decide who we want, and don't want, to live here. Use the money that goes in to the EU to the benefit of this country and its people. Stop the foreign aid budget and again use the money for this country and its people.
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
None, the government should stand firm as we are a strong enough country to stand alone and chose our own path. We should not be kowtowing to the EU in any form!
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
If the government represents the democratic majority of voters then they will carry out the wish of the 17.4 million voters, the biggest majority of any UK vote ever, and take this country out of the EU totally. To reiterate, this includes taking back our total sovereignty, control of our territorial waters, control of our borders/immigration and stop any further UK tax payers money from going to the EU.
5. What are you feeling most positive and most negative about right now?
TBA
NAME :         Clive Black, Herts         
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
Leaving the single market and all EU institutions. Ability to agree our own trade deals, set our own laws, have controlled rather than uncontrolled immigration and the ability to remove the government through one-person-one-vote.
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
Trigger Art 50 by 31 March 2017. Start negotiations on a trade deal but default to WTO if progress not good after six months. Red lines are in 1 above.
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
The normal compromises you have in trade deals but none of the red lines being breached.
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
Mrs May talks well but she has surrendered to HS2 and Hinkley Point, which is a concern. The HS2 business case did not assess the impact of business meetings by such as Skype which are becoming the norm, so no need for faster travel to Birmingham meetings.
5. When should Article 50 be triggered?
31 March 2017
NAME :         David Hollingworth, Yorkshire         
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
Total control of our borders, our laws and British traditions. Being free of the EU dictatorship.
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
My priority is complete control of our borders.
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
None.
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
Yes, this is quite possible. There are too many people trying to change the referendum result. All business problems are blamed on Brexit.
5. When should Article 50 be triggered?
Now!!!!
NAME :         Paul, England         
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
A complete severing of economic and political union with the EU. Return of FULL sovereignty to the UK.
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
Immigration, UK law decided in Parliament, leaving all EU affiliated bodies such as ECHR etc.
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
None.
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
Yes- there is already blatant stalling tactics in place. Article 50 having not been triggered by David Cameron and further delay by Theresa May has allowed the judicial process to stall further. All deliberate.
5. When should Article 50 be triggered?
Should have been done already- but ideally now.
NAME :         Martin Hollingworth, South Yorkshire         
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
We make our own laws. We decide who comes here. We decide how we spend our money and no more contributions to the European Dictatorship.
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
All the above are essential and non-negotiable.
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
Even trading with Europe on a tariff would save the country vast amounts of money compared to the situation now.
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
I like a lot of what Theresa May says and think she has the potential to be a good Prime Minister, but she is a Tory - I'll believe it when I see it!
5. When should Article 50 be triggered?
I wouldn't even bother with Article 50. Just repeal the 1972 European Communities Act.
NAME :         Mrs. K. Bunn, Lincolnshire         
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
A clean break from ALL EU institutions, leading to full British sovereignty. This is what I believe we voted for. If we can't get rid of our lawmakers we are living in a totalitarian state.
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
As for #1. No 'soft' Brexit. Full sovereignty over everything and no more EU funding.
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
None. Any compromise will mean our grandchildren will be fighting this same battle a few years down the line. It's how the EU draws nation states in.
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
Massive concerns. No confidence in either May or Hammond. Disgusted that May, as a Remainer, was manipulated into position of leadership. From her time in the Home Office, I'm unconvinced that she has the interests of Britain or the British at heart. We need a patriot at the helm.
5. When should Article 50 be triggered?
5 months ago - as promised by Cameron! My question - why do we need to trigger this article at all? In a civilised world we should be able to tell them we're off.
NAME :         Paul Hughes, Gloucestershire         
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
Being an independent sovereign nation outside the EU and the single market.
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
No deals with the EU to remain in some sort of Brexit lite.
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
None. We are to be sovereign outside the EU.
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
Yes. Less and less impressed by Mrs May as time goes by. As I suspected she is all talk and no action.
5. When should Article 50 be triggered?
Now. No reason to delay, except to try and derail Brexit.
NAME :         Ivan Lowe, Carmarthenshire         
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
Total restoration of sovereignty to UK, in all areas, courts, ministers, borders, finances. The freedom to act unilaterally. I am prepared to lose half my savings if this happens, so money is the least of my concerns.
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
1. Any business only working in UK, freed from UK rules. 2. We default to WTO rules, and stand firm, and let other countries come up with better! We then negotiate from strength. Let them propose. Rude countries go to the end of the queue. 3. Free from all European courts, the commissionars etc.
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
Case by case basis. Bilateral negotiations. If you give us this, we will match it. Compromises ONLY when it is in our best interests.
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
Yes. Article 50 is a trap and a sidetrack. It gives power to the EU. We revoke the 1972 treaty of accession, accept all laws as now British. We choose when to change what, when we want. We send ultimatums to the EU. We are going to do this unless you come up with a plan that suits us better.
5. When should Article 50 be triggered?
Irrelevant question. Repeal 1972 act. Revoke jurisdiction of various courts. Status quo for everything, then a rolling program of declarations on a case by case basis of how we will act.
NAME :         Mrs Doyle, Sussex         14 Nov 2016
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
Out of the EU, out of the Single Market, out of the Customs Union.
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
Regaining full rights to all of our historic fishing waters, borders and laws.
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
No compromise, no need for any, our future lies outside of the EU.
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
Yes, too many owe more allegiance to Brussels than they do to the UK. Nick Clegg, I'm talking about you.
5. When should Article 50 be triggered?
ASAP.
NAME :         Anon, London         14 Nov 2016
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
No longer part of any EU institution which has primacy or significant influence over our laws, economics or governance.
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
Repeal of 1972 EC Act. Get out asap. We're now a lame duck member just providing finance. Return of our waters for fishing. Withdrawal from internal market & customs union Withdrawal from ECJ primacy.
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
None. Leave means leave.
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
Significant concerns. The evidence is growing day by day.
5. When should Article 50 be triggered?
1 Jan - fits nicely with their financial year.
WOULD IT MATTER IF WE HAD TO CLOSE?
APPEAL: Could you spare £1.20 per week to keep us going?
We need to raise an extra £5,000 per month
Facts4EU’s articles and research are used and quoted by the national press.
Amongst our readership we number MPs, MEPs, and former Cabinet Ministers.
With your help we can make a difference – we can’t do it without you.
Subscribe With a monthly donation
From £1.20 / week
        Donate Make a one-off donation
from £10 upwards
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR LATEST SUBSCRIBERS AND DONORS
VIP MEMBERS -   M Donnan, Middx
GOLD MEMBERS -   C Latham, East Sussex  |  D Cooper, Berks  |  G Gardner, Cheshire  |  Anonymous, UK  |  J Holmes, Shropshire  |   C Mainds, London  |  P Abbott, E Sussex
MEMBERS - N Brooker, London  |  M Wood, Ceredigion  |  R Parkin, England  |  Anonymous, UK
VALUED SUPPORTERS - G Reakes, London  |  J Hatfield, South Ayrshire  |  F Carstairs, W Sussex  |  N Martinek, W Yorks  |  A Hammond, Lincs  |  Anonymous, Aberdeen  |  P Derbyshire, GB
NAME :         GB Patriot, Kent         14 Nov 2016
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
There is only one true Brexit and that is a complete unconditional withdrawal from the EU. A 'hard' Brexit as Nick Clegg and Tim Farron would refer to it, rather than a 'soft' Brexit which means remaining in the EU in all but name.
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
I will support nothing short of a complete withdrawal from the EU and it's agencies. We as a country should no longer be compelled to pay any subscriptions or comply with EU law. UK to decide who can enter the country rather than EU.
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
None.
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
Yes I do. Cameron made quite clear before the referendum that a vote to leave would mean leaving the single market and that he would trigger Article 50 the next day if the UK voted to Leave. The country did and he didn't keep to his word. Current government is dragging its feet. Why the delay?
5. When should Article 50 be triggered?
It should have been triggered the day after the leave vote as per Cameron's promise.
NAME :         Ian C         14 Nov 2016
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
Control over our borders and sovereignty. Disengagement from the EU's unaccountable and dangerous foreign policy.
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
Border control and full economic, judicial and administrative sovereignty.
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
On border control (free movement) and sovereignty, no compromise.
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
Yes, obviously. All those who really want Brexit have been sidelined, and the government is only going along with it because it cannot ignore the mandate.
5. When should Article 50 be triggered?
As soon as possible. It did not take Poland two years to leave the Soviet bloc, and it was far more entangled with Moscow than we are with Brussels.
NAME :         Barbara and Bill Halton, Ceredigion         14 Nov 2016
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
Being an independent country, a self governing democracy without any interference from the EU. No financial commitment to the EU. Total control of our borders, no free movement of people.
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
No trade deals linked to immigration or free movement of people.
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
None.
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
Great concern - we feel this is happening already.
5. When should Article 50 be triggered?
January 2017
NAME :         'Geomac', Perthshire         13 Nov 2016
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
Freedom from an undemocratic, corrupt and authoritarian pseudo government that is the EU.
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
Controlled immigration in all its forms - freedom of movement, asylum seekers, mass migration - plus ability to deport foreign criminals.
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
European arrest warrant, intelligence sharing, visa free travel for citizens of approved countries.
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
Only a very slight concern - although our PM seems resolute.
5. When should Article 50 be triggered?
As soon as the UK has its detailed negotiating position fully developed and widely agreed.
NAME :         Ian Terry         12 Nov 2016
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
Hard Brexit - anything less will allow the back stabbing politicians who still want us in to carry on grizzling and weakening our potential.
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
Get us out as quickly as possible.
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
None.
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
Yes but these back stabbers need to be named and shamed and the electorate banish them from public office forever.
5. When should Article 50 be triggered?
Tomorrow or just repeal the 72 Act and walk away. The longer it takes we'll be missing all those real opportunities that are out there to take advantage of.
NAME :         Kim Terry         12 Nov 2016
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
The ability to rule our own country once again. To fish our own waters in the way we want to. To trade with the rest of the world unfettered by other countries and their demands. To decide who we want to come to this country and more important, to decide who we don't want and to send them back if we want to. To allow our courts to uphold the law as we see fit.
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
Control of immigration, come out of the single market and trade with the rest of the world. Come out of the ECHR. For democracy to be upheld and our votes to be counted.
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
No compromise at all. OUT means OUT.
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
Definitely. Article 50 was promised to be invoked straight away. We were promised we would come out and our vote would be recognised as the way to go. We would come out completely and now MP'S are trying to override this as they don't respect our wishes.
5. When should Article 50 be triggered?
Now. If not then definitely in March and not afterwards. We need democracy like they have in America.
NAME :         Chris Sheldrake, Dorset         12 Nov 2016
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
1. Primacy of the UK Supreme Court 2. Freedom to negotiate our own trade deals 3. An end to FOM 4. No Contributions to the EU budget. Therefore we will be outside the Single Market.
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
My four red lines are points 1 - 4 above plus total control of fishing in UK waters ( up to the 200 mile limit ). We are unlikely to get any kind of trade deal from the 27 when we insist on the points above so we might as well just leave. Why prolong negotiations when they will be costing us £850m a month !
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
None whatsoever on the five point above. You cannot be half out of the EU.
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
Very much so. I have confidence in Liam Fox and David Davies and possibly Mrs May, as well as strong Brexit supporters such as John Redwood and Bill Cash but not the wider Conservative Party where there are far too many Remain MPS. Soubry should shut up or be deselected !
5. When should Article 50 be triggered?
Immediately. It should have happened on 24th June as promised by Cameron. Another example of him failing to follow through on things he promised.
NAME :         John Hatfield         12 Nov 2016
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
Disengaging from the EU in its entirety. No residual trade agreements. They can come once we are free.
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
Leave now. Cleanly and completely.
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
None.
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
Too much emphasis is placed on trade and banking. They are secondary considerations. Let's leave now and sort out trade afterwards. After all the EU needs us more than we need it. I'm sure the bankers will manage without EU membership. If they can't, it's their own fault.
5. When should Article 50 be triggered?
Immediately.
NAME :         James Holmes         11 Nov 2016
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
Britain should be a self-governing democracy with a sovereign parliament that decides who is allowed into and who should be expelled from its borders; decides what laws should apply to its citizens; and decides how justice should be delivered to maintain those laws. Brexit was a vote to leave a political club called the EU. Once the decision was made to leave that club it followed naturally that you would then stop paying subscriptions to it and no longer be subject to any of its rules. To enact the democratically decided will of the British people requires the cutting of all bonds that force us to defer to the rules of the EU.
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
The priorities should be an end to Freedom of Movement, exit from the Single Market, the stopping of payments to the EU and the removal of any obligation to obey the EU or any of its legislative or judicial offspring.
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
There can be no compromises around what Leave means. Once we've cut all the ties, we should tell the EU that we'd very much like a Free Trade Deal with them. It's then down to the EU to decide how much of their nose they wish to cut off to spite their face.
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
There seems little doubt that the government and particularly parliament will betray us. The Sulky Remainers have the establishment on their side and (except in America) the establishment always wins. The shameful behaviour of MPs and of the arrogant, smug, rich, liberal elite gives the EU every reason to be confident that this will be the case. Theresa May talks a good game but, as of now, has delivered nothing. I'm not holding my breath.
5. When should Article 50 be triggered?
The vote to Leave was, in effect, the trigger for Article 50. Parliament had already signed over responsibility for that decision when it voted to allow the Referendum in the first place. The 23rd June 2016 was not Independence Day, it was the day democracy died. Ask any High Court Judge.
NAME :         Facts4EU.Org Team         11 Nov 2016
1. What does a true Brexit consist of to you?
Brexit is about being a fully independent and sovereign country again. It means: only the UK Parliament making laws, those laws being maintained by British courts; full control of immigration policy; tax and spending being decided in the UK; no payments to the EU; ability to make trade deals around the World again; and society generally being governed wholly in the UK, in a way that suits the majority of British citizens without interference by others.
2. What are your priorities and what are your ‘red lines’, if any?
Full control of laws, tax and spending. Full control of immigration with no conditions from EU. Unfettered ability to do trade deals.
3. What compromises (if any) would you accept?
None.
4. Do you have concerns there will be a fudge by the Government and the EU?
Yes. That's why we're still running this site after we won the Referendum. Leave must mean complete independence, not some half-in half-out arrangement.
5. When should Article 50 be triggered?
We've consistently argued since the vote that Article 50 should have been triggered immediately. Not ideal as the Civil Service failed to prepare, but necessary to stop all the nonsense from Remoaners.
Please contribute! Your opinions matter, and we will forward the collated results to Government Ministers.
Please submit your thoughts here, and please forward this page widely!
IMPORTANT: Your email address is of course kept confidential and won't appear. For your name, use a pseudonym if you prefer but real names are better. You can write something and send it, and then email us edits later if you want to change something.
WOULD IT MATTER IF WE HAD TO CLOSE?
APPEAL: Could you spare £1.20 per week to keep us going?
We need to raise an extra £5,000 per month
Facts4EU’s articles and research are used and quoted by the national press.
Amongst our readership we number MPs, MEPs, and former Cabinet Ministers.
With your help we can make a difference – we can’t do it without you.
Subscribe With a monthly donation
From £1.20 / week
        Donate Make a one-off donation
from £10 upwards
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR LATEST SUBSCRIBERS AND DONORS
VIP MEMBERS -   M Donnan, Middx
GOLD MEMBERS -   C Latham, East Sussex  |  D Cooper, Berks  |  G Gardner, Cheshire  |  Anonymous, UK  |  J Holmes, Shropshire  |   C Mainds, London  |  P Abbott, E Sussex
MEMBERS - N Brooker, London  |  M Wood, Ceredigion  |  R Parkin, England  |  Anonymous, UK
VALUED SUPPORTERS - G Reakes, London  |  J Hatfield, South Ayrshire  |  F Carstairs, W Sussex  |  N Martinek, W Yorks  |  A Hammond, Lincs  |  Anonymous, Aberdeen  |  P Derbyshire, GB
FOLLOW
@Facts4euOrg
ON TWITTER
You can really help us by retweeting. The more people who read our work, the better!
JULY'S HOT NEWS
News, latest facts,
rebuttals to latest
Remain claims...
URGENT
FUNDING REQUEST
Can you help?
Know somone who can?
We could do so much more with some funding
Articles by MPs
and Experts
  
MP or
Official Spokesperson?

Fast Facts
Firm Rebuttals
Journalist or Thinktanker?
Reliable Information
From Official Sources