Proof that the EU is a bully and a dictator (as if we didn’t already know)

One week into Brexit “freedom” – a Brexit Facts4EU.Org Saturday editorial

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This does not make for comfortable reading, but it's important before we move on

It is one week since we all woke up on Saturday 01 February to a new dawn, living in a United Kingdom that was no longer a member of a European superstructure.

Many readers (and some of the Brexit Facts4EU.Org team) were out celebrating the night before, as the clock turned 11pm on Friday 31 January and the EU Withdrawal Act took effect. Goodness knows, we have all had little to celebrate over the past few years as the anti-democrats of the British Establishment almost took hold of our country completely.

Other readers held very mixed views last Friday night, pleased that a first step had been taken on the road to freedom, but unable to throw heart and soul into celebrations when 11 months of abject servitude to the EU was just starting.

Boris’s surrender treaty – the EU confirms what it means

Perhaps it is possible, one week on from the formal exit of the United Kingdom from membership of the European Union, to look dispassionately at where the UK is now in terms of its international status.

As so often, we will turn to the EU Commission itself for 'guidance' on this. In this way, no Remoaner/Rejoiner can accuse us of bias, fake news, being Russian, or any of the other ludicrous claims they have been making against us on social media for the last few years.

Brexit Facts4EU.Org Summary

Brexit Facts4EU.Org was the first to use the term “EU colony”

The EU does not use this term, but it may as well do

What follows is the latest guidance from the EU on the new status of the United Kingdom

  • Below the EU confirms that the UK in 2020 has no power, no voice, no veto
  • The British people will pay taxation to the EU with no representation
  • The British people are subject to EU laws and the UK must even obey EU foreign policy
  • Welcome to the brutal, bullying, and dictatorial world of the EU

What happens to the United Kingdom during the transition period?

EU Commission, “Brexit in Brief”, 07 Feb 2020

During the Transition Period, the United Kingdom is no longer a Member State of the European Union or of the European Atomic Energy Community. As a third country, it will no longer participate in the EU’s decision-making processes. It will also no longer be represented in the EU institutions (such as the European Parliament and the EU Council of Ministers), EU agencies, offices or other EU bodies.

However, and as agreed with the United Kingdom:

All EU law, across all policy areas, is still applicable to, and in, the United Kingdom, with the exception of provisions of the Treaties and acts that were not binding upon, and in, the United Kingdom before the Withdrawal Agreement entered into force. In particular, the United Kingdom will remain in the EU Customs Union and in the Single Market with all four freedoms (of movement of goods, capital, persons and services) and all EU policies applying.

All institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the European Union continue to hold the powers conferred upon them by EU law in relation to the United Kingdom and to natural and legal persons residing, or established in, the United Kingdom throughout the transition period.

The United Kingdom continues to participate in EU programmes and to contribute to the Union’s budget covering the period 2014-2020.

The Court of Justice of the European Union continues to have jurisdiction over the United Kingdom during the transition period. This also applies to the interpretation and implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement.

The United Kingdom also continues to apply the EU’s Justice and Home Affairs policies, including the European Arrest Warrant.

The United Kingdom is bound to the Common Fisheries Policy of the EU and the terms of relevant international agreements.

The EU Common Foreign and Security Policy applies to the United Kingdom during the transition period and the UK must implement the EU’s sanctions regimes and support EU statements and positions in third countries and international organisations.

[Unedited statement from the EU Commission website, with key elements put in bold by Brexit Facts4EU.Org, for emphasis.]

Observations

This year the Brexit Facts4EU.Org team intends to focus on the continued researching and resultant publishing of punchy reports on the wonderful opportunities ahead of the United Kingdom when we eventually exit the EU fully.

Nevertheless we believe readers will want to be grounded in reality as the UK progresses along its difficult path towards full independence and freedom.

If the above summary from the EU Commission does not demonstrate the shockingly-degrading, international legal status of the United Kingdom as an EU colony in 2020, we don’t know what will.

This was agreed to by the Johnson Government, albeit somewhat hidebound by the behaviour of Mrs May’s Remainer government and its arch-Remainer civil servants.

The Bill was passed two weeks ago by the British electorate’s representatives in the House of Commons (its Members of Parliament) by an overwhelming majority. Even those MPs who voted against the Bill only did so because they would have preferred far greater servitude of the United Kingdom and its people to the EU.

These are uncomfortable facts but perhaps they are important to face, when deciding whether the ‘elites’ in Westminster really have woken up to the reality of a British people exercising its democratic muscle.

Finally....

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[ Sources: EU Commission | Hansard ] Politicians and journalists can contact us for details, as ever.

Brexit Facts4EU.Org, Sat 08 Feb 2020

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