Time after time we have folded like napkins – capitulating long before we were expected to do so. The concession to Spain over Gibraltar is only the latest example of the United Kingdom’s nervous, embarrassed and frankly servile style of negotiation.
The other EU countries have signed the deal immediately, because they know that they have us exactly where they want us. We are a satellite state – a memento mori fixed on the walls of Brussels as a ghastly gaping warning to all who try to escape.
Under this deal we are locked in the EU’s customs union; we are forced to accept EU laws, and with no say in the making of those laws. We are prevented from doing free trade deals. We are about to hand over £39 billion for nothing in return.
Johnson utfordrer May. Avtalen er en sell-out og den er varig.
And do not believe for one second that this is just some temporary arrangement, or that the current UK negotiators sincerely intend that the “backstop” arrangements should expire.