Article in TIME.com
The Government minister for Brexit has asked for a rule change to democratic process such that Parliament can’t amend the deal that Theresa May has cobbled together, but could reject it (and thus enforce a no deal condition).
This is another significant day that the Government tries to destroy our democratic framework and remove scrutiny for its imbalanced approach. Of course Parliament can change the process if it is a choice between damaging our economic and political clout in the world and complete dismal failure.
There is another choice. Put the final decision parliament can come up with and compare it with the status quo. Only then will a proper referendum without any propaganda establish any democratic legitimacy for this shallow attempt to highjack process and destroy the ability of the Parliament to correct the course of a government that is dead set on ruining the lives of millions.
They are so riveted to their negotiating strategy which is unfortunate as they have little skill in creating a negotiable position. The Government has failed to notice that theirs is the act of democratic destruction that will take decades or even wars to amend?
No, full power to Parliament to review, amend or reject the terms the Government propose to exit the EU or do not exit the EU. No deal is not an option and should not be considered.
We run a trade deficit with the EU because we import more because they make things our society depends upon, like healthy vegetables and very well made cars. We export more to the rest of the world because of our weapon sales to Saudi Arabia (now that we have sold our chip making powerhouse, we protect our weapons industry? Is that the plan? Our exports are mainly services, will that be affected by leaving the EU?