Like it or lump it #Brexit has happened the United Kingdom has left the EU. On the 31st of December 2020 the transition period ends and that’s it no more #UK in the EU … yes, it really is as simple as that.
As a quick reminder on the 23rd of June 2016 despite the millions pumped into the Remain camp by the EU, the vote stuffing in certain inner-city Labour controlled areas, the 24hr a day vote Remain propaganda broadcast on the #BBC, #ITV and #Sky the people of the UK voted to leave the #EU. Since that time we’ve had years of spurious court cases, two faced MPs, the hard-left, Tory “wets” and of course the press trying to undermine the vote. They have all failed.
Four years have since passed and at the end of this month (Dec 2020) the transition period ends. The EU loses all control over the people of the UK and loses access to the £50Billion a year the UK sent in subsidies and the UK faces a brand new day. As of this month trade deals are in place with around 100 countries world wide, the sky has failed to fall in, inward investment to the UK remains high and of course the London financial market remains a world leader.
The EU who send a lot of their exports to the UK have for the last four years steadfastly refused to deal with the UK on any other basis than as an errant child. They have refused to complete a trade deal with the UK (cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face springs to mind) and as this months negotiations have shown they still refuse to regard the UK as an independent sovereign nation. That the main players hate the UK is hardly news, the EU’s forerunner the EEC was formed from the Franco-German Steel and Coal federation set up post war to exploit post-war reconstruction and undercut British industry. Even today attitudes haven’t softened, this is what the German leader the East German trained Angela Merkel thinks of British sovereignty, one suspects that she retains a longing for the happy days of “ein volk ein reich ein führer” to return.
The bottom line is this whilst Europeans and Britains as people may make the best of friends, Europe and the UK as political entities never have been and are unlike to ever be. Politics, economy, morality all conspire against this. Europe is still in love with the idea of inward looking continental Empires, Britain has always looked outwards to the world. There’s more, lots, lots more but that would take us of topic, and the topic is this. The UK has known for the last four years that not only will the UK be leaving Europe the chances of having any sort of trade deal with Europe were at best marginal. If you and your company haven’t prepared for this eventuality then the problem’s yours and yours alone.
And it boils down to this, if you’re one of these #Remainer cranks who thinks that there’s still time to drag the UK under the heel of the EU boot forget it, it’s not going to happen. By now you’ve reached that point in life where you’ve become delusional. Regardless of whether or not you support Brexit, regardless of whether or not you support “No Deal” the reality is that both will now happen. There is nothing anyone can do to prevent this.
Remainers, Brexiteers, supporters of Brexits hard and soft now have one and only one choice ahead of them. It is this, get behind Brexit and work to make it a success or continue to sit in a corner and continue to sulk. One approach is the one favoured by the sane, the pragmatic, the social and those who seek success. The other is the one favoured by the mentally challenged … which one are you?