In light of the leaked N.Ireland Brexit papers, it seems Sadiq Khan has suggested that London could opt to remain in the European Union, despite being part of the UK (the capital in fact).
In a tweet posted on the 4th December, Mr Khan said:
“Huge ramifications for London if Theresa May has conceded that it’s possible for part of the UK to remain within the single market & customs union after Brexit. Londoners overwhelmingly voted to remain in the EU and a similar deal here could protect tens of thousands of jobs.”
Huge ramifications for London if Theresa May has conceded that it's possible for part of the UK to remain within the single market & customs union after Brexit. Londoners overwhelmingly voted to remain in the EU and a similar deal here could protect tens of thousands of jobs.
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) December 4, 2017
Other social media users were not so keen on his suggestion.
Where does Oxfordshire sign up? We voted to remain as well, and thousands of people who work in London live here. https://t.co/Sof5Z5pSQs
— Juliet E McKenna (@JulietEMcKenna) December 4, 2017
— Simon (@LDNCalling) December 4, 2017
London Mayor calls for a hard border along the M25. https://t.co/GOMcn0RqAd
— Tom Harris (@MrTCHarris) December 4, 2017
Hard border along the M25? Traffic is bad enough already https://t.co/EGUakeNWuC
— Patrick (@Patrick_981) December 4, 2017
— Peter Allen (@peterallenparis) December 4, 2017
I would like a ten foot radius of wherever I am to also remain within the Single Market and Customs Union, please. https://t.co/ktJQSyNEqw
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) December 4, 2017
What next? Bath and North East Somerset to be given a special arrangement to stay in the #EU?
Dave's garage in Swindon? https://t.co/OPs4mYYtM3
— Rob Boyd (@avonandsomer) December 4, 2017
— oppressedwhitemale (@oppressedmail) December 4, 2017
As you can see, people were not happy with this idea!
What do you think?
Should it be considered?
The London Mayor has also warned a second referendum may be needed.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that a second referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union may be needed if the Houses of Parliament manage to somehow defeat the government’s current plans for Brexit.
Let’s be honest – Khan is the sort of politician who seems to spend every waking hour trying to find ways for Brexit to be stopped because London and all that.
He now seems to be following the Tony Blair School of Anti-Brexit Bullsh*t and trying to draw tenuous links between the current and ongoing Brexit process and justification for holding another UK-wide vote on the issue.
According to a report in the Daily Mail:
Mr Khan, a prominent supporter of the Remain campaign, said a second referendum could be held if Mrs May fails to win over parliament to her Brexit deal.
He said: ‘I’m quite clear the British public voted to leave the European Union, I accept the verdict of the British public – I may not like it, London voted to remain, decisively so.
‘The Government has got to do a good deal with the European Union, and our Parliament, which is sovereign, must have a vote on that deal.
‘If Parliament decides to accept the deal that our Government makes then we are leaving the European Union.
‘If Parliament rejects the deal made by our Government then that opens up a whole host of questions.’
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Mr Khan said businesses are already making contingency plans to leave London because they are worried about the final deal which might be struck.
Goldman Sachs Lloyd Blankfein last week warned he might move much of his business out to Frankfurt after we quit the EU.
Mr Khan said: ‘To be fair to the chief executive of Goldman Sachs, he is articulating publicly what many CEOs, investors and people who love working in London have been saying privately, which is that, unless they have certainty about what happens after March 2019, they have got to make a plan B.’
He urged the PM to urgently secure a transition deal, saying that otherwise ‘my fear is other businesses could be thinking about leaving London’.
‘There are some banks who have already gone public about having to make contingency plans,’ he added.
Speaking of ‘The Banks’ and CEOs trying to strike doom into the heart of every British citizen, you have to wonder exactly how much of every Brexit forecast is based upon the opinions of one set of people influencing the opinions of others.
So much of the financial world is based upon opinions that if enough people all decide to have the same opinion at the same time, then ‘magically’ it becomes reality.
Credit ratings are a great example of this. Long story short, a small group of ‘suits’ decide that things aren’t good, so they tell the public about this, and as a result there are real-world effects such as job losses, cutbacks and so on.
The Big Banks didn’t want Brexit in the first place, they lost, and yet they still try and re-enact project fear on a daily basis.