Today the Romford MP Andrew Rosindell writes his response to the European Union commencing legal proceedings against the UK.
Mr Rosindell writes:
In 2016 I remember watching the European Union bully David Cameron over his attempt at renegotiating the UK’s relationship with the EU. I couldn’t completely understand why, with a British exit from the EU clearly a possibility, Brussels would choose to behave like this to one of its most important members and largest trading partner!
The years since have demonstrated that this behaviour is inherent to the way the EU operates. The whole aim of the project is to transfer sovereignty and decision-making power away from the peoples of the nations of this great continent. Any country which dares to dispute will be browbeaten into submission, that is now clear.
We were just the first to see the light. The first to see that the world outside the European Union was one of restored freedoms and renewed control over our borders, money, laws and fisheries. The first to see the huge economic gain that could be delivered to the peoples of these islands through enhanced trade with the Commonwealth and the developing world.
How Ursula Von der Leyen has proved us right! Today she announced that in an act of legal thuggery Brussels is putting us on “formal notice for breaching its obligations under the Withdrawal Agreement.” I know this will make my constituents’ blood boil. Our great nation saved Europe from the evil of fascism. Since then we have used our military might along with the United States to guard the borders of central and then eastern Europe from the evils of communism and revisionist Russia. While the European Union was asleep at the wheel, we intervened to defend Kosovo and Bosnia.
Why are we on “formal notice”? Well it has been absolutely clear for months that the EU has no intention of negotiating in good faith. Its actions reveal one fundamental goal: to divide the island of Britain from our kith and kin in Northern Ireland. The Internal Market Bill which Europe is so enraged at, simply guarantees our constitutional future in the event of no deal.
Coming into 2020, I felt positive about the UK-EU negotiations, and the chances of agreeing a comprehensive free trade deal, which allowed us to take back control while still maintaining our economic ties with the continent.
Now it is clear that the only outcome to these negotiations that will end once and for is the EU’s interference in the affairs of the UK is a No Deal! I say, bring it on!