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Democracy 17.4 ~ Daily Brexit for Infowars.com

In this video, Sir William Jaffray, chairman & co-Founder of Democracy17.4, explains the purpose behind his membership association. It calls for a political revolution in the U.K. whereby each of the 650 constituencies sends their independent local representative to Parliament to replace existing MPs; on a dual mandate to deliver Brexit and to ensure local issues are resolved; and thus solve the disenfranchisement of the majority of the electorate.



Part 1 - Self Government and Trade

This is the first in a series of five short videos summarising where we are in the Brexit negotiations.
These are intended to inform the public. Steve remembers the Maastricht Treaty at the age of 21 as a terrible row which hardly anyone seemed to understand. These videos are intended to avoid that problem today.
We shouldn't need to re-fight the referendum campaign, but as every day passes, I am more convinced we made the right choice.
Leave won, and now we must deliver the result.



Part 2 - The Withdrawal Agreement

This is the second in a series of five short videos summarising where we are in the Brexit negotiations.
These are intended to inform the public. Steve remembers the Maastricht Treaty at the age of 21 as a terrible row which hardly anyone seemed to understand. These videos are intended to avoid that problem today.
We are within six months of the end of our notice period for leaving the EU.
We entered that notice period after Parliament passed the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017.
With that authority, the Prime Minister started a process in treaty law which means we leave the EU on 29 March, deal or no deal, unless there is mutual agreement to extend.



Part 3 - The Internal Market vs Free Trade

This is the third in a series of five short videos summarising where we are in the Brexit negotiations.
These are intended to inform the public. Steve remembers the Maastricht Treaty at the age of 21 as a terrible row which hardly anyone seemed to understand. These videos are intended to avoid that problem today.
Within the EU's precedents, there are three ways in principle to continue our trading relationship with the EU after we leave:
We could remain in the EU's Customs Union plus the EU's internal market. The Chequers proposal rightly rejects this option.
Or we could enter into a conventional advanced modern free trade agreement with zero tariffs on all sectors and including services plus a range of supplementary agreements. This was the offer from EU Council President Tusk in March, which has been repeated recently.
Without a deal, we could trade on WTO terms.



Part 4 - What's wrong with Chequers

This is the fourth in a series of five short videos summarising where we are in the Brexit negotiations.
These are intended to inform the public. Steve remembers the Maastricht Treaty at the age of 21 as a terrible row which hardly anyone seemed to understand. These videos are intended to avoid that problem today.
The Government's proposal into which the Cabinet was bounced at Chequers, tries to steer a course between two precedents which the EU understands.
It tries to deliver something like the Customs Union - so customs declarations don't have to be made - plus something like the EEA, so goods rules are harmonised.
Unfortunately, that Chequers proposal would close off all possibility of economic benefit by preventing a transformation of trade policy and preventing improvements to regulation in a pro-competitive, welfare-enhancing direction.



Part 5 - It's time to make an advanced FTA work for the whole UK

This is the last in a series of five short videos summarising where we are in the Brexit negotiations.
These are intended to inform the public. Steve remembers the Maastricht Treaty at the age of 21 as a terrible row which hardly anyone seemed to understand. These videos are intended to avoid that problem today.
There are two reasons why the UK has not just got on with agreeing a world-class FTA.
The first is that the EU is only offering an FTA for Great Britain, that is, the UK excluding Northern Ireland, but we cannot allow the UK to be broken up.
An ERG paper is the key to unlocking the prison into which these negotiations have fallen. If we marry together proposals for an FTA with jointly acceptable proposals for a free-flowing border in Northern Ireland, we should have a good deal that works for all sides.
However, there is a second problem: it may be that powerful forces within the government are determined to have a "high alignment" Brexit: something like the EEA plus something like the Customs Union. But many of us believe the UK is on the cusp of transforming world trade and domestic regulation for the benefit not only of the tens of millions of people in the UK but potentially for billions of people around the world.



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