|With the EU in a spin the Prime Minister has been very busy:
- Last Wednesday-week, the Prime Minister began a comprehensive reshuffle of his Cabinet, with arguably the biggest changes being Liz Truss earning a promotion to Foreign Secretary and Michael Gove being moved to the renamed ‘Department for Levelling-up, Housing and Communities’ – bigging up the original brief of Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government! While a change was definitely needed to shake things up in Government, unless the Prime Minister properly reinvigorates the ambition of his Government, we will see more of the same. You can see the full make-up of the new Cabinet and whether they backed Brexit HERE .
- The PM has also spent the last week in the USA at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, and meeting President Biden at The White House, where they reportedly discussed security, climate change and trade. However, the Prime Minister left The White House stating “The Joe Biden Administration is not doing international trade deals at the moment…” Something which the Prime Minister and the new Secretary of State for International Trade, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, will need to change.
In some good news, last week the Government also announced they would be making changes to the backwards and ludicrously harsh laws on units of measure which can be used in this country. When we joined the EU, businesses across the country were forced to adopt the Metric system rather than the Imperial system – regardless of their size. Those who did not switch to the Metric system, faced huge fines and even forced closure. However, thanks to pressure from Get Britain Out and others, these harsh fines are being cancelled and market stalls and shops of all kinds will be free to make their own decisions on which units they use. A small win undoubtedly, but one which sets the tone for a reduction in Government interference and breaking away from the EU’s love of uniformity.
However, where there is good – there is undoubtedly bad with this Government, and there are a number of areas where this ambition to break away from the EU is nowhere to be seen:
- The UK is unfortunately still signed up to the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) – via the Withdrawal Agreement – an Agreement, which makes a mockery of our national sovereignty, allowing any UK citizen to be arrested, extradited and confined to jail in any country signed up to the EAW. This could be done be via a UK judge and specifically at the request of any EU Prosecutor – with little or no evidence required.
- Not only is this a possible threat to any UK citizen who could end up being locked away on the Continent for months on end while under investigation, we could also see the EAW utilised by our EU competitors to manipulate our elections or the economy. All it would take is for some grounds to be filed by an EU prosecutor – no matter how flimsy – to begin an investigation, and a UK judge would be obligated to extradite the individual to sit in a foreign jail until being released from prison when proved innocent. You can read more about the EAW in an article by Torquil Dick-Erikson in the links for our published articles below.
- With the UK and other countries across the world currently undergoing a gas shortage, the critical failure of the Government not to secure the UK’s energy independence is becoming very clear. Instead of having consistent domestic energy sources like nuclear, fracking and even coal, we are now dependent on importing energy from not just France, but hostile states like Russia. Instead of investing in our own infrastructure, we continue to dance to the EU’s tune, building further power cables to France and moving at a snails pace when it comes to cutting away red tape on energy production regulatory reform in our own country.
- NEWS JUST IN: Thankfully it does seem the Government is paying some attention though, and has today confirmed they are in detailed talks with the nuclear power company Westinghouse, over a potential new plant in Wales, which could power over 6 million homes!
- On Northern Ireland, we are still at a roadblock with a complete failure to take control of the situation by those in Government. Lord Frost has demanded issues are resolved “urgently”. Meanwhile, the EU Commission Vice-President, Maroš Šefčovič, has said the issue has until Christmas to be resolved. Despite both sides apparently understanding a change is necessary, the EU still has to respond to the UK’s proposals made back in June! Frankly, if the EU will not play ball, then we should be walking away by triggering Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol, to force the EU’s hand. We made the mistake of not pushing back harder under Theresa May, and look what that achieved!
All these issues, while significant, are just the start. So please keep your eyes peeled on our social media channels and future e-Bulletins for Get Britain Out continuing to expose the many, many other areas of regulation and compliance where the Government needs to break away from the EU. It is now 9 months on from the UK’s official exit from the European Union, yet it has taken until this week for the Government to announce a Commission to investigate which EU laws, copied into UK Law, need to be changed. Meaning we are still months, if not years away from seeing changes, a needless delay which will have cost jobs and investment into the UK.
We are also in the process of finalising some research on this, so watch out for the results in our next e-Bulletin!
WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO:
Director of Get Britain Out, Jayne Adye, has written or featured in the following articles –
For the Daily Express
For Get Britain Out’s website, guest author Torquil Dick-Erikson has written about the European Arrest Warrant: The European Arrest Warrant makes a Mockery of the UK’s Sovereignty
IMPORTANT STORIES YOU MAY LIKE TO READ:
- Macron to give up France’s UN Security Council seat to Brussels in huge EU army push – Daily Express
- Global Britain is planting its flag on the world stage – Foreign Secretary Liz Truss MP – Sunday Telegraph
- The Reality Behind the AUKUS Treaty – David Murrin
- Liz Truss vows to ‘reclaim Brexit’ by reviving the vision of the UK as a low-tax Singapore on Thames – Mail on Sunday – Even if you do not want a low-tax Brexit it is a breath of fresh air to at least hear the Foreign Secretary speaking out about these issues.
- Our energy policy should start with keeping the lights on and the factories powered up – ConservativeHome – Never again should we be dependent on foreign powers for the majority of our energy.
- Boris and Macron hold crisis call showdown on submarine row after France sends £45BN bill – Daily Express
- No trade deal with America? So what?! We’ll do just fine without one – Daily Express
- Grant Shapps says Brexit is the solution not the problem with HGV drivers crisis – Guido Fawkes – Finally some fighting talk from someone in Government.
- DUP leader: Northern Ireland being used to ‘punish the UK’ for Brexit – LBC
- Frost’s Brexit bonfire of EU rules – pounds & ounces BACK in shops and Crown Stamp returns – Daily Express – It is just a shame it has taken so long to come around.
- Brexit ‘gloom-mongers’ have been proved wrong as UK is prospering, says Lord Frost – CityA.M.
- ‘Let’s get on with the job’: Bullish Boris hails new Cabinet after demoting Raab from Foreign Secretary – Daily Mail
- France halts more migrant crossings after Patel threatens to pull ‘conditional’ £54m deal – Daily Express – It’s amazing what happens when you finally stand up to the French and demand results BEFORE handing over the money!
- Chancellor hails London tech success as capital beats European competitors again – CityA.M.
- EU-Australia trade deal runs aground over submarine furore – Politico
- Boris Johnson says Dutch PM Mark Rutte has offered to ‘mediate’ between UK and EU in post-Brexit row over Northern Ireland as he warns the stand-off ‘can’t go on forever’ – Daily Mail
- Boris Johnson accused of boosting European competitors by delaying post-Brexit customs checks – Daily Telegraph
- Boom! UK surge as economy growth outstrips every G20 nation – new data shows – Daily Express
- Scots could miss out on international healthcare after SNP refuses to agree to post-Brexit Bill –Daily Telegraph
- Biden shuns EU with AUKUS power play – Politico
- ‘Stab in the back’: French fury as Australia scraps submarine deal – The Guardian
That’s all for this e-Bulletin. As always, please keep safe and thank you so much for your support.
Best wishes from Jayne Adye, Campaign Director – and my Team at Get Britain Out
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