The Leader of the House of Commons says that leaving the EU without a deal next week would not be nearly as grim as is made out by Remainers.

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As talks on breaking the Remainer induced Brexit logjam stall between the Labour and Conservative parties, the Leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, told the Andrew Marr show that leaving the EU on WTO terms would not be anywhere near as bad as so many people would have us believe.

Leadsom said that the preparations that had already been made would deal with most of the no deal Brexit problems that might arise.

She also said that the UK being required to hold EU parliamentary elections would be 'utterly unacceptable'.

And, as I've said in a previous video, under the prime minister's plans those European elections would also be a pointless box-ticking exercise.

The reason being that, under the proposal for an Article 50 extension sent by our PM to the EU Council president Donald Tusk, the UK would have an extension to a date, the 30th of June, just before EU MEPs take their seats on the 2nd of July. That means the UK would leave the EU before the first new MEP even took their seat.

But because the EU elections take place from the 23rd to the 26th of May the UK has to participate in them, in accordance with EU law.

And just to be safe Mrs May says she will be ordering those elections shortly.

So, the UK taxpayer would have to fund those MEP elections, the UK voters would take part in those elections by bothering to vote, and UK political parties and individuals would spend tens of thousands of pounds on campaigning for those elections.

And the outcome? Loads of time, effort and money spent on elections resulting in elected MEPs who would never, ever take their seats in the EU parliament!

What a plan Mrs May, what a plan!

And why is no-one else pointing out the absurdity of this?

But of course the real plan is to order the elections to be ready to deal with the long Article 50 extension or revocation that most Remainers are itching for.

And the Labour Party shadow business secretary, Rebecca Long-Bailey, told the Andrew Marr show that her party would very, very strongly consider voting for the revoke option in the face of a no deal – I think what she means is that the majority of her party's MPs would crawl over broken glass to get the chance to revoke the Article 50 letter.

But all these obvious moves by the PM to keep the UK locked inside the EU structure by calling on the help of the opposition has brought criticism from her own MPs.

The former Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab, has called her attempts at negotiations with Labour as 'desperate' and 'a major mistake… bad for Brexit, bad for the Tory Party and potentially disastrous for the nation'.

And the Tory Brexiteer and chairman of the European Research Group (ERG), Jacob Rees-Mogg, told Sky's Sophy Ridge:

"The Prime Minister could have taken us out on March the 29th. It was the Prime Minister who asked for an extension, it was the Prime Minister who changed the date by prerogative power from March the 29th to April the 12th.

"This all rests with her and upon her shoulders."

He also said that the PM had "made active choices to stop us leaving and she deserves to be held to account for that".

Not that many happy bunnies in the Tory party at the moment, are there?

And finally it seems that the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, thinks that his country will be cut off from the rest of the UK as well as the rest of the world in the event of a no deal Brexit.

Speaking on BBC Radio Wales Mr Drakeford said that Wales would see 'less variety of food' after a no deal WTO Brexit.

But he also admitted that there would be no shortage of food.

He was also unable to specify what foods would be in short supply or not available.

What puzzles me, is what are those EU food producers going to do with all that food that they won't be selling to the UK? Will it just rot and hit their profit margins?

And why won't people be able to buy it? Is it because the EU customs will stop it leaving the EU for the UK?

Or does the First Minister of Wales think that UK customs will prevent it coming in?

No, there is a willing seller, the EU, and a willing buyer, the UK – and we do not need to be politically joined up at the hip with a combined army in order to buy and sell some meat, fruit and veg. Let's get on and just trade.

The truth is, that if there are any problems it will have been driven by Remainer led uncertainty making food suppliers from around the world hesitant to start the process of exporting their produce to the UK.

Business doesn't know if we are in or if we are out, or if we are in a customs union or if we are in a Norway type scheme or if we are on a WTO tariff schedule of our own.

The only thing they have been able to plan for is no deal and, as far as I can tell, that's the most advanced option in terms of planning achieved. So why don't we just get on and do it?

The sooner we just unilaterally leave the EU, the sooner any teething problems can be identified and dealt with. Dragging this on for another week would be criminally insane, let alone for another one or two years just, so the Remoaners can keep rocking the UK economic boat for their own EU superstate political aims.

Anyway, please share and let us all know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Thank you for watching.

Sources:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/apr/07/andrea-leadsom-no-deal-brexit-next-week-would-not-be-so-grim

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-politics-47845320/labour-might-vote-to-revoke-article-50-to-avoid-no-deal-brexit

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-47844269

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