People are fed up. They want control of borders and laws now.
MPs have rejected a petition, signed by 137,000 people, calling on the government to get a move on with delivering the will of the people and pull Britain out of the shambolic EU immediately.
People are clearly feeling let down by Theresa May’s pathetic approach to Brexit so far. Continuing free movement of people and ECJ jurisdiction over UK courts for years to come is not the Brexit the public voted for.
The petition, which was launched in September, called for the government to “walk away from the Article 50 negotiations and leave the EU immediately with no deal”.
It reads: “The EU looks set to offer us a punishment deal out of spite. Why wait another 18 months when we could leave right away and fully take back control of our country, lawmaking powers and borders?”
SNP’s Europe spokesman Peter Grant sneered at those who had signed the petition, saying: “I genuinely don’t understand what people who signed this petition think is going to happen if we were to leave tomorrow without a deal.”
Jenny Chapman, Labour’s shadow minister for Exiting the EU claimed: “Nobody voted to be poorer, and to lose their job, for chaos, to be less safe – that is what would happen if we accepted as we are urged to do, the petition.”
Not one MP spoke in favour of the petition and, according to the BBC, “most of the leading Eurosceptics from the Conservative benches did not attend”.
A response from the government read:
“In leaving the EU the Government will seek the best deal for the UK maximising the benefits from leaving the EU – control over our borders, laws and money – while maintaining the greatest possible access to EU markets and continuing to work with our European neighbours on common problems.
After withdrawal, the UK will bring an end to the direct jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the United Kingdom.
“The Prime Minister has been clear that the days of Britain making vast contributions to the European Union every year will end. The European Commission has set out the European Union’s position on the financial settlement, and the Government is undertaking a rigorous examination of the detail of this.
“The Government has already introduced legislation to ensure the UK exits the EU with certainty, continuity and control. A smooth and orderly exit is in the national interest and further legislation will be introduced to deliver that.”
People are sick and tired of this bungled attempt at Brexit and the length of time it’s going to take to get control of Britain’s borders, its legal system end the free movement of labour.