This is a major issue, one that the BBC are not to my mind not covering very well.
As always the devil is in the detail and the BBC don’t do detail when it conflicts with their agenda, so I though I would open a major talking point into its own space, it is deserving of such. The BBC keep saying that David Davis is a habitual quitter. In fact in 22 years he has only walked away from just two jobs, this being the second.
So why did David Davies leave the cabinet?
Firstly, the Prime Ministers policy was to go into negotiations having already made a series of concessions to the EU on what is described as the Common Rule Book (all our businesses, manufacturing, agribusiness) all of which will be written by the EU. Our future negotiations mean that the EU influence on the Common Rule Book will be further enhanced.
The typical tactic of the EU is to take what is on offer and ask for more. At some point you have to have an argument over this, and we have already offered way too much before we start negotiating.
Secondly, although the PM has said that Parliament will have the vote on each rule/law that it accepts, in truth if they -the EU, say no to, for example for a regulation on cars, all of the cars start being inspected at the border, so the so called ‘frictionless border’ has immediately been evaporated. In some circumstances it might even trigger the so called Northern Irish fall back option. That means that N.Ireland is effectively in the Single Market.
Thirdly, there is to be a customs arrangement whereby Britain will have to collect the EU taxes,. The EU have insisted that the EU Court of Justice will oversee it. Therefore, the EU still maintain control of our laws.
Treason May has effectively sided with the Anna Soubry (husband a Director of Morrisons) and Dominic Grieve (of French extraction) group of rebels who put multinational business interests ahead of the 17.4 million people who voted to leave the EU.
In effect we have only partially left the EU. We are being betrayed.