The Millions in the Margins is about the millions of British nationals (both in the UK and elsewhere) who are being reduced to notes in the margins of documents being generated in the negotiating process
The Millions in the Margins is also the name of the article written by the leader of our legal team, John Halford of Bindmans LLP, which explains how these citizens’ rights are not being protected and how seriously their situations are not being taken or indeed being understood.
John gives us a lot to take in, we intend to discuss some of his points and scenarios in separate pieces in the near future.
One of the issues that’s preoccupying us at the moment is that of Brexit transitional arrangements, which are being hailed as presenting certainty and security for the future of the UK.
In fact the transitional arrangements are only putting off the critical moment when Brexit consequences can no longer be fudged around with loose talk and the distractions of other issues.
Politicians are using the words “transitional agreement” as smoke and mirrors to obscure the fact that there is NO certainty about where the UK and its people will end up, let alone whether that place will be somewhere that is in the best interests of the UK and the likes of you and me.
We haven’t taken back control: we’re skidding down the road sideways.
Transitional arrangements give businesses some hot tarmac hastily laid in front of them to provide more road space to adjust to the changes that inevitably come with the UK leaving the EU.
But what about ordinary people? The YOUs and MEs who are UK citizens with a whole range of rights we will certainly lose, as things stand.
The UK and the EU pat themselves on the back for being able to reassure the British nationals living in a EU27 country and EU27 nationals living in the UK.
More smoke and mirrors, there are millions of British nationals who are completely unprotected, and even for those British nationals resident in a EU27 country, protections are only partial and provide no certainty.
There is no hot tarmac for individuals, no additional time, on exit day we’ll be off the road and into a ditch so big that we’ll disappear from view entirely.
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Many people have contributed not once but multiple times and we know that there are practical limits on what people can do. Whether you can make another contribution or not please spread the word among your contacts and on the social media.
Our aim is to help people see what’s going on, understand what they are, or aren’t, being told, and decide what is the best outcome for the UK: an outcome in the national interest, protecting fundamental citizenship rights and ensuring Parliament and not the executive is sovereign.
There is still a long way to go and there are no guarantees about what the outcome will be. The only thing that is certain is that if we stop trying we will lose.
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Published by Grahame Pigney on behalf of The People’s Challenge Ltd.