A petition which has gone viral thanks to Political UK readers calling for a no deal Brexit has now reached 100,000 signatures.
Any petition which reaches 100,000 signatures will be considered for debate in Parliament.
Seeing as a no deal Brexit is a very real possibility if May’s deal fails to generate enough support, I believe parliament will end up debating this.
The petition, which can be SIGNED HERE states: “We are wasting Billions of pounds of taxpayers money trying to negotiate in a short space of time.
“Leaving the EU in March 2019 will allow the UK good time to negotiate more efficiently. The EU will be more eager to accept a deal on our terms having lost a major partner.
“We will save billions of pounds from our EU divorce payment as well as a similar amount from Civil Service and Govt costs. This money will be used to support our own country whilst we await the EU to talk to us to make deals more in our favour.
“The EU border in Ireland to be managed simply by having a dual Euro/pound currency as legal tender in both the North and South. Exports to the South would be dealt with in Euro and vice versa when importing to the North. Rates fixed at time of the deal.”
After receiving 10,000 signatures, the government said: “The deal that we have reached with the EU is the right one for the United Kingdom. Leaving without a deal would risk uncertainty for the economy, for business and for citizens.
“EU leaders have endorsed the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the future relationship between the UK and EU.
“This agreement secures the rights of more than three million EU citizens living in the UK and around one million UK nationals living in the EU; and sets out the terms of the time-limited implementation period which will provide our businesses and citizens with certainty.”
I for one firmly believe that leaving the EU without a deal is the very best option for the UK.
We would immediately save £39 billion, money which could be spent on the NHS and military instead. It would also ensure that we do not leave the EU in ‘name only’.
In the government statement, they added: “Neither Parliament nor the Government want a ‘no deal’ scenario. However, as a responsible Government, we will continue to prepare for all eventualities.”