Brexit

UKIP have always been fully committed to a clean BREXIT, unlike our current standing Havant Conservative MP who voted for and vigorously campaigned for REMAIN. 

Conservative Party July 2018 Statement

The Conservative Party Chequers Statement of 6 July 2018 and the following White Paper commits Britain to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice on trade matters as the UK would effectively remain in the Single Market and Customs Union from March 2019.  Free Movement of EU people into the UK would continue albeit under a different name.  Theresa May's proposals are neither in compliance with the EU Referendum result and neither do they meet UKIP's objectives.

If you keep voting Conservative in Havant, you will be supporting the REMAIN objectives of the Conservatives who are attempting to thwart BREXIT.

UKIP's criteria for BREXIT are that we meet these six tests:

1. The Legal Test:

Parliament must resume its supremacy of law-making with no impediments, qualifications or restrictions on its future actions agreed in any leaving deal. Britain must wholly remove itself from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. No
undertaking shall be given in the leaving agreement that constrains the UK to being an ongoing member of the European Court of Human Rights.

2. The Migration Test:

Britain must resume full control of its immigration and asylum policies and border controls. There must be no impediments, qualifications or restrictions agreed to in any leaving deal. We must not be bound by any freedom of movement obligation. The
departure terms must facilitate the Government finally making good on its broken promise to cut net annual net migration to the tens of thousands.

3. The Maritime Test:

Joining the EEC involved a betrayal of our coastal communities at the behest of a previous Tory prime minister. They must not be betrayed again. Leaving the EU must involve restoring to the UK full maritime sovereignty. The UK must resume complete control of its maritime exclusive economic zone - stretching 200 miles off the coast or to the half-way point between the UK and neighbouring countries. We must ensure that no constraint other than its own physical capacity or the needs of stock preservation or replenishment – as decided upon by the UK Parliament - applies to our fleet. This will give our fishing industry a long overdue chance to recover.

4. The Trade Test:

The UK must retake its seat on the World Trade Organisation and resume its sovereign right to sign trade agreements with other countries. The UK must have full legal rights to set its own tariff and non-tariff barriers consistent with WTO rules. This means
leaving the EU single market and customs union. Continued tariff-free trade, with no strings attached, may be offered to the EU, but if the EU declines the offer then WTO terms are the acceptable fall-back position. Post departure, both sides will have the ability to further liberalise trade on the basis of mutual gain.

5. The Money Test:

There must be no final settlement payment to the EU, and no ongoing payments to the EU budget after we have left. We must also reclaim our share of financial assets from entities such as the European Investment Bank, in which it is estimated that some £9bn of UK money is vested.

6. The Time Test:

Given that David Cameron held the referendum so early in the Government’s term of office, it is clearly reasonable to expect the Brexit process to be completed well before the next General Election. To go into the 2020 election with loose ends left untied or an open-ended transition still in progress would risk plunging the country into a new era of uncertainty and emboldening those who wish to overturn the referendum result. That is unacceptable. So Brexit must be done and dusted before the end of March 2019.

Please do not forget that:

The Havant Conservative MP supports REMAIN.

Please also do not forget that the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats both support Remaining in the EU and are doing their utmost to overturn the 2016 EU Referendum result.

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