February 2019 issue of The New Ensign Magazine. 40pp PDF
2019 – The Lisbon Treaty
We are grateful to a member of the Brexit list for pointing out the reason for stringing out the departure of the UK from the EU, that being when the Lisbon Treaty clauses come into force in 2020 it will be impossible for any member state to leave the EU. The conditions are:–
1 The UK along with all existing members of the EU lose their abstention veto in 2020
2: All member nations will become states of the new federal nation of the EU by 2022
3 All member states must adopt the Euro by 2022 and any new member state must do so within 2 years of joining the EU as laid down in the Lisbon treaty.
4: The London Stock Exchange will move to Frankfurt in 2020 and be integrated into the EU Stock Exchange, resulting in a loss of 200,000 plus jobs in the UK because of the relocation. (This has already been pre-agreed and is only on a holding pattern due to the Brexit negotiations, which if Brexit does happen, the move is fully cancelled – but if not and the UK remains a member and it is full steam ahead for the move.)
5: The EU Parliament and ECJ become supreme over all legislative bodies of the UK.
6: The UK will adopt 100% of whatever the unelected EU Commission and ECJ lays down without any means of abstention or veto, negating the need for the UK to have the Lords or even the Commons as we know it today.
7: The UK will NOT be able to make its own trade deals.
8: The UK will NOT be able to set its own trade tariffs.
There are more points, so a full draft of the communication is attached to the distribution e-mail. and posted on the New Ensign Website.