Martin Cole on Article 8

For those on Twitter: Martin Cole @IroniesToo

IN February 2003, it was plain that non-democrats controlled the EU and its path was firmly set towards tyranny. Voters in France & The Netherlands clearly knew it in their vote to reject the Constitutional Treaty.

UK Anti-Brexit MPs know this & are despotic.

https://www.samizdata.net/2003/02/democracy-or-paneuropean-total/#002952

Martin sets out the case here:

(1) Para 2.of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement EU negotiating authority:

“This Agreement will set out the arrangements for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, taking account of the framework for its future relationship with the Union.”

Blind to TEU Art 8.

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(2) TEUArticle 8 binds EU

“1.”The Union shall develop a special relationship with neighbouring countries, aiming to establish an area of prosperity & good neighbourliness, founded on the values of the Union and characterised by close and peaceful relations based on cooperation.”

(3) Article 8 continues:

“2. For the purposes of paragraph 1, the Union may conclude specific agreements with the countries concerned. These agreements may contain reciprocal rights and obligations as well as the possibility of undertaking activities jointly…”

(4) The EU Commission, knowing UK voters had elected to become a neighbouring country to the EU, two years from the trigger of TEU Article 50, nevertheless ignored the ideals set out in their Treaties for future relations with the UK AND the framework of TEU Article 8 Paragraph2.

(5)TEU Article 8 Paragraph 2 is indeed a framework as may be seen as it closes “..These agreements may contain reciprocal rights and obligations as well as the possibility of undertaking activities jointly. Their implementation shall be the subject of periodic consultation.”

(6) By ignoring the very existence of Article 8 in the TEU the EU Commission created a nightmare scenario we are beginning to see today. If only an Association Deal had been negotiated by two equal & Sovereign Entities a Withdrawal Agreement might now be a mere nuts & bolts biz

(7) My surmise is that the EU ignored Article 8 & aware they had at the least tepid Leaver across the table & weak/divided UK Cabinet, they overplayed their hands. With no deal looming & huge adverse financial & other consequences for their Member States looming its a mess/END

This is another 3 parter on the issue:

(1) Why did the EU Commission ignore Article8 for Brexit? Why did the UK Government not reject the guidelines & proceed direct to Article 8 trigger expiry when Good Neighbourliness, Cooperation & requirements for mutual prosperity could be legally imposed?

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(2) The image above is taken from this link:

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-04591-7_11

(3) Article8 of TEU is simple,clear, straightforward & will be binding upon the EU Commission from 30th March next year, provided there is no Withdrawal Agreement passed in the UK Patliament. It provides all Leave voters wanted & that Remain voters expect:

http://www.lisbon-treaty.org/wcm/the-lisbon-treaty/treaty-on-european-union-and-comments/title-1-common-provisions/6-article-8.html

2 comments for “Martin Cole on Article 8

  1. Errol
    September 1, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    The laughable idea that the EU was not designed, from the outset to remove power from the citizen and centralise it in an unaccountable bureaucracy is hilarious.

    What’s really frightening is that some young people, themselves not very bright nor educated – because they’ve never been allowed to learn (a fact they are ignorant of, of course) think the EU is a good thing.

    The simple truth is, these children have been deliberately fed lies and nonsense by people forbidden by EU law to say a word against it. How can you break free of tyranny if your teachers refuse to teach you about it for fear of black bagging?

  2. Pcar
    September 1, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Article 8 here:
    https://altnewsmedia.net/general/the-no-deal-brexit-scaremongering-nonsense/

    iirc WTO Article 21/22 is also pertinent and ignored – JRM explained it.

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