BY BIANCA BARDEN
JANUARY 31, 2020
Today is one for the history books. Today will go down in history as the day that the UK has officially left that European Union (EU) and regained its national sovereignty!
Yesterday, Nigel Farage, who has spent the best part of the last 20 years pushing for the UK to leave the EU, gave a farewell speech that only served to irritate and annoy the speaker, when along with a handful of other British colleagues, raised mini British flags in celebration of finally leaving the EU.
That celebration however appeared to have been short lived, when after more than 3 years since the BREXIT referendum, and within only 24 hours prior to officially leaving the EU, BREXITEERS became furious with former European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker who has attempted to lure the UK back into the clutches of the EU.
Mr Juncker told BBC HARDTalk host Stephen John Sackur it would be “great” to see the UK returning to knock on Brussels’s door in his lifetime.
Asked if he believed Europe would be ready to listen if the UK wanted to re-join the Brussels bloc, he said:
“I don’t know if it’s a possibility.
“When Britain joined, Britain was in favour of the European Union. Now they have taken the opposite decision.
“It is possible that in 20-30 years from now they would reconsider their view.
Britons hit back at the ex-EU figurehead for speaking of how it was “possible” the UK would change its mind over Brexit and rejoin the EU regardless of the referendum result in 2016 - and three-and-a-half years of negotiations. Mr Juncker also said in the interview it would be “great” for the UK to join in 20-30 years time.
The comments came thick and fast as Britons took to social media to vent their outrage.
“Never going to happen, we have a great history as a nation, and one to be proud of.”
“This man is in cloud cuckoo-land, he says that when we joined Britain was in favour of the EU that is not true we were in favour of a common market that’s what I voted for.”
A third added:
“Only because our money is much needed by them, so they can carry on spending it on their overly lavish lifestyles at our expense.”
“They need our money, imagine the new rules and regulations they would impose on us if we were to re-join.”
SO WHAT NOW FOR BRITAIN?
Other than officially regaining their sovereignty, in the short term, not much will change.
There is a transition period that is in place until the end of 2020, so until that expires the status quo will remain, which includes the UK continuing to pay into the EU. This period of time will afford each side time to adjust to change, work out what their future relationship will be and determine how they will trade with each other.
According to The Australian, currently there is free-movement between countries belonging to the EU and the UK, which will remain until the end of the transition phase. Once that phase is concluded, Britons may discover that they have to apply for European visas, pay roaming fees and have restrictions placed on their ability to to migrate to European countries that belong to the EU, of which most them do.
The EU will announce their negotiating position on February 25.
Both sides have until July 1 to request an extension to transition beyond the current December 31 transition phase time frame.
Boris Johnson is set to hail the "dawn of a new era" as he addresses the nation on Brexit day just before the historic moment the UK leaves the EU.
At 11pm tomorrow, bonds dating back to 1973 when the UK joined the European Economic Community will be broken, but Mr Johnson insists the divorce from Brussels is “not an end, but a beginning”.
Since the very beginning of the campaign for the UK to leave the EU, the nation was divided almost equally in two, with the LEAVE Campaign winning narrowly by 51% 5o 49%. In the wake of the referendum, the REMAINERs found it difficult to accept the result of the referendum.
Three years on and on the day the UK officially leaves the EU, the REMAINERs refuse to lose hope as they persevere with a defiance to never accept BREXIT. It seems fruitless, as the people have not only spoken, but the will of the people was heard and if. you have got it yet....YOU LOST. The deal is done. It's done, done done!
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