The resignation of Sir Ivan Rogers, the UK Ambassador to the EU, is a positive step forward for Brexit. He realised his position was untenable and he did the decent thing and resigned.
Next, we need to lose our EU Commissioner Sir Julian King. If he does not want to resign, Mrs May should reassign him or pension him off.
We don’t need and EU Ambassador and or a Commissioner – what we desperately we need someone interfacing with the EU who actually wants to leave and will get on assisting Brexit and not hindering it.
We cannot trust Theresa May, who was of course a Remainer. But she is Prime Minister and she is committed to delivering Brexit. The danger is that she will delay and delay her ‘negotiations’ and then fudge the ending so that we are left with some kind of EU ‘associate membership’, like the Swiss and Norwegian ‘deals’ whereby we do not regain our independence or freedom of action.
I am currently drafting the UKIP EU Exit Plan, which will be published in February. In short, this will demonstrate what Theresa May and the Government should have done immediately after the Referendum result.
- Repeal the European Communities Act (1972) and restore supremacy of law-making to our Parliament
- Take immediate emergency action on Trade, Immigration, Farming and Fisheries
- All other EU legislation remains in place, having been transposed into Acts of Parliament
- The Government can then repeal or amend those Acts in accordance with our priorities and timescale
- The Government can then ‘negotiate’ with the EU those things that we need for co-operation with the EU.
This strategy puts HM Government in control of the leaving process, not the EU.
If we try and negotiate the thousands of EU laws into some kind of mythical ‘deal’ before we leave then we shall never leave – which is exactly what the Remainers want.
Theresa May must take action now!