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British Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to regain control of her country’s borders and leave the single market, promising a clean break from the EU while warning other EU countries not to take punitive actions against the UK.

In her first in-depth speech on Brexit since succeeding David Cameron as Prime Minister, Theresa May vowed to pursue a clean break with the European Union and place the final deal before the British Parliament for approval.

“We seek a new and equal partnership — between an independent, self-governing, global Britain and our friends and allies in the EU,” May said. “Not partial membership of the European Union, associate membership of the European Union, or anything that leaves us half-in, half-out.”

“We do not seek to adopt a model already enjoyed by other countries. We do not seek to hold on to bits of membership as we leave.”

While vowing to protect the rights of EU nationals already living in the United Kingdom, May noted the decision by voters to leave the EU signified their desire to regain control of their borders.

“Brexit must mean control of the number of people who come to Britain from Europe. And that is what we will deliver,” she said.

Expressing her desire to maintain close access to European markets, May indicated her support for new free-trade deals following the UK’s withdrawal from the single market.

“I want to be clear: What I am proposing cannot mean membership of the single market,” May added. “Instead we seek the greatest possible access to it through a new comprehensive, bold and ambitious free trade agreement.”

“That agreement may take in elements of current single market arrangements in certain areas.”

May also vowed to work closely with leaders from regions of the United Kingdom that voted to remain in the EU, specifically Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has already expressed interest in holding a second referendum on Scottish independence should May pursue a hard exit from the EU.

“We won’t agree on everything, but I look forward to working with the administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to deliver a Brexit that works for the whole of the United Kingdom,” May said.

Political turmoil in Northern Ireland following the collapse of the region’s government could upend Brexit negotiations, as May will have to negotiate the status of the region’s border with Ireland.

Under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement that ended the “troubles” in Northern Ireland, the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland is open; however, there are questions whether an open border can be maintained once the UK leaves the EU.

Despite concern that members of the Labor and Liberal Democratic Parties in Parliament opposed to Brexit could scuttle the final deal, May indicated her confidence that the will of the people would be respected.

“I am sure the British Parliament will want to deliver the views of the British people and respect the democratic decision that was taken,” May said.

May has already pledged to begin the negotiation process by triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty sometime in March; however, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has yet to rule on whether a vote in Parliament is required to trigger Article 50.

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  • rh2

    Very good speech by Britain’s PM May, and let’s hope it leads to a clean break from the EU gangsters — soon! Other countries also could be ready to separate from the Brussels dictatorship. Austria, Holland, Hungary to name a few. It’s time to dismantle the commie EU and kick it into the history books!

  • zordana9

    So i wonder what she’ll do when this letter to the Judges comes out.

    Chief Justices of the Supreme Court

    Parliament Square

    London

    SW1P 3BD

    25 January 2017

    The Royal Prerogative

    My Lords and Lady

    I suppose having been brought up on Dicey’s Law of the Constitution, I

    should expect that our entire legal profession should be unaware of what

    English Law actually has to say on the matter. Having read Dicey and

    Bagshot also – both, I have to say, painful experiences yet both are loved

    by politicians and our legal profession.

    Dicey, on dealing with the Royal Prerogative attemps to compare our legal

    system with that of the French. Yet both have an entirely different

    starting point. Under our legal system we are innocent unless the King can

    prove us guilty in a court of law before a jury of our peers. In the French

    system, you are guilty unless you can prove yourself innocent. A system of

    law far inferior to ours. You were of course right to deny Mrs May the use

    of the prerogative, but for the wrong reasons.

    I feel a history lesson is needed. so if you will bear with me I would be

    grateful.

    Acknowledged as the foremost political scientist of the 15th Century, Chief

    Justice of the Common Pleas Sir John Fortesque KB clearly laid out the

    limits of the authority of England’s Kings and what the people did to ensure

    good government.

    The Royal Prerogative was given to the King to enable him to govern this

    Ancient Kingdom properly.

    (1) First, strict rules were laid down over the use of the Royal

    Prerogative. The prerogative was given to the King for his personnel use

    only.

    (2) The King was refused permission to allow anyone else to use the

    prerogative even as a very temporary loan. It remains with the King and

    only the King may use it.

    (3) If the King is too sick to govern as in the case of King George III, a

    Regent is appointed and a very limited part of the Royal Prerogative is

    passed to him to allow government to continue. BUT and it is a very big

    but, the Regent cannot take us to war or if we are at war, take us out of

    war. That along with other major authority rests with the King and only

    with the King. The Regent only gets the minor parts of the Royal

    Prerogative assigned to him to allow the day to day management of the

    Kingdom.

    Any attempt to remove the prerogative from the King is to imagine the death

    of the King, in our case Queen as a fully sovereign Queen of England. If

    you have done your homework you will know this constitutes an act of treason against Her Majesty contrary to the 1351 Treason Act which is still fully on the statute books.

    The House of Commons Library issued a paper on the Royal Prerogative in

    which they stated that it is very difficult to put limits on the prorogative. This is complete nonsense. The King may use the Royal Prerogative to do anything which benefit’s the Kingdom and his subjects.

    If however his use harms even the lowliest of his subjects, that use of the

    prerogative is illegal, null and void. So no one can remove the prerogative

    from the King because to attempt that is to commit treason and the King

    cannot surrender the Royal Prerogative because to do so would diminish the

    Crown and that can never happen as it is the height of illegality.

    You should also be aware that every EEC/EU Treaty was signed using the

    Prerogative which we all agree cannot be used by ministers to make or unmake treaties. Your ruling has just voided, rightly, every EU Treaty ever made.

    We are, in effect as a result of your ruling given for the wrong reasons,

    now free of Europe. You will of course now issue bench warrants for the

    arrest for treason of everyone who has been a party to signing any of these

    treaties going back to the survivors of Edward Heath’s cabinet.

    I would recormend if you have not already done so, reading the works of

    Henry DeBracton C J 1230. Sir John Fortescue C J 1420, Sir Edward Coke CJ

    1628. Sir Mathew Hale C J 1713, Blackstone C J 1768 and of course Chitty

    1820 Barrister at law, or Professors Maitland and Taswell-Langmead. Both

    constitutional lawyers are worth looking at.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Albert Burgess

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