After the disastrous and misguided Brexit vote, which was the result of post-truth (link) politics, British politicians have reluctantly embarked on the long and treacherous process of negotiating a “deal” with the EU. Unfortunately for Britain though, the EU has all the cards, as they make up a significant portion of Britain’s trade, and are able to impose huge tariffs on Britain, so that the British can’t afford German cars anymore, and are forced to buy British, Japanese and American cars instead. Britain has nothing to offer in this deal other than money and concessions, in return for access to the open market and the free movement of people. Britain will have to work hard and pay a lot of money to get back the aspects of the EU that it already had.
After Brexit, progressive organisations such as the Guardian all of a sudden started caring about “trade” and “deals”, which they are normally against because they’re forms of capitalism. They argue that not only is a deal good in the case of Brexit, but that “no deal” would be the worst possible thing that could happen. If no deal is made, Britain would face a “hard” Brexit, in which it actually leaves every aspect of the EU, sending shockwaves across the nation and causing mayhem and chaos across the planet. Progressives advocate for a soft Brexit, in which Britain pays a generous amount of money to the EU for the privilege of keeping many, if not all, of the laws that Britain already inherits as a member.
The people of Britain may have voted for Brexit, but they never voted for a HARD Brexit. Many of them probably wanted a soft Brexit in which Britain remains in the common market, keeps the free movement of people and respects EU law, allowing the decisions of the appointed EU commission to override the British Supreme Court.
The fact is, the people of Britain didn’t want to leave every aspect of the EU. They just wanted to express their misguided anger at regulations governing the size of bananas and the quality of Belgian chocolate. These are the issues they were voting on, and they just wanted the EU to reform some of these laws. They didn’t actually want an actual Brexit in which Britain actually leaves the EU.
Join with the Accredited Times in calling on UK politicians to uphold the will of the people, and fight for a strong deal with the EU, that keeps all of the aspects of the EU that Britain already has. For the sake of future British generations, we must avoid a hard Brexit.