Extract of an Article by Rodney Atkinson in freenations.net

  1. WE DO NOT NEED A WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT WITH THE EU in order to leave the European Union.

Nor do we need “Brexiteers” sabotaging Brexit. May and the Remainers are pretending we must have a withdrawal “deal” – so that people can be rushed and bludgeoned into saying “for God’s sake do a deal, we must leave” (some are even saying “abandon Northern Ireland if we must”). But we are leaving anyway – definitely – on 29th March 2019.

The legislation has been passed and the exit is pre-programmed in the UK. In the EU, Brexit is pre-programmed through the Article 50 provisions, which say that 2 years after we triggered the process in March 2017 we must leave in March 2019.

It is ironic that the only leading politician who has clearly grasped this (and hence the UK’s bargaining power) is Jeremy Corbyn!

2. There is no such thing as “No deal” as regards trade. We simply become, on 29th March a country like any of the other 160 non EU countries in the world – including the biggest like the USA, China and Russia who are not EU members and who trade with the EU on World Trade Organisation rules. Those rules prohibit discriminatory action against our exports.

The detailed, day to day problems of the change in tariffs and customs are now being tackled – three years too late but better late than never.

3. Because of the time constraints the EU and EU members are taking specific action to prevent the disruption of trade. They would never have done this if they KNEW Mrs May’s “transition” would kick in. But now they see that no deal means no transition – so they recognise their weakness and the chaos their obstruction of Brexit will now produce – for them!.

4. Any delay or transition period would allow them to spin out the leaving process, creating uncertainty, reducing trade and economic activity, piling pressure on the UK and continuing our vassal status in the EU empire. This is particularly clear from an email sent by 14 British MEPs to all 751 MEPs which says:

“Despite our political differences, as U.K. MEPs we are united around one fact: if you wish to allow the U.K. to remain within our EU family, then all ways to do so will necessitate an extension of the Article 50 timetable”


Postponement or suspension of the withdrawal process could take us into a new 7 year EU budget period costing us billions and of course would allow the Remainers time to organise a second referendum while we are still in the EU – which is far easier for them to win than if we have left by March 2019 and the referendum would be about rejoining!!


Finally, even if Parliament passed a resolution to stop Brexit (which is unlikely) Sir David Natzler, the Clerk of the House of Commons, has confirmed that the already passed Statute for withdrawal cannot be reversed by that resolution.

“There’s no House procedure that can overcome statute.You’ve passed the European Union Withdrawal Act and you can’t overturn that by a resolution of either House or even both Houses… If the House passed a resolution that said we are going to stay in the European Union, would we stay in the European Union? No, not as a result of that resolution.”


There are even many, previously sound, Brexit MPs who think, incredibly, that we should follow the disastrous Chequers deal which will leave us in long lasting, indeed potentially indefinite, political and economic control by the EU, unable to strike trade deals and unable to cut import tariffs. Please educate them. Even Remainers now see that the May deal is worse than a No deal – indeed it is even worse than staying in!