Britain on its way to being great again!
Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street after activating Article 50, to the delight of Brexit champion Nigel Farage, former leader of the UK Independence Party.
It may take a couple of years to finally be free of the dictatorial, incompetent European Union, but the exit-strategy Article 50 has been signed and there’s no stopping now.
Prime Minister May triggered Article 50 shortly before 12:30 p.m. on March 29, 2017, making it official that Britain will exit the European Union no later than April 2019.
For the next two years, Britain will hammer out a deal for leaving the E.U. — and it’s not going to easy. The settlement will have to be approved by a majority of E.U. member countries and can be vetoed by the European Parliament. But the determination and courage of Theresa May and the citizens who voted for Brexit will prove victorious.
Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon gives any EU member the right to quit unilaterally, and outlines the procedure for doing so. It gives the exiting country two years to negotiate an exit deal, and once it’s set in motion cannot be stopped except by unanimous consent of all member states. No country has ever left the EU because there was no way to legally do so before the Treaty of Lisbon was signed in 2007.
Below is the text of the letter that Theresa May sent to E.U. Council President Donald Tusk, triggering Article 50:
Meanwhile, in the wasteland of the European Union:
E.U. president Jean-Claude Juncker the drunker threatens to promote the break-up of the United States of America if President Trump doesn’t support the European Union.
“Brexit isn’t the end,” he said. “A lot of people would like it that way, even people on another continent where the newly elected U.S. President was happy that the Brexit was taking place and has asked other countries to do the same. If he goes on like that I am going to promote the independence of Ohio and Austin, Texas in the U.S.”
How he would do that remains a mystery.
Maybe he was drunk again. This is a guy who has cognac for breakfast. The bibulous tendencies of the Luxembourg politician are well known across Europe, as this 2014 headline article attests:
As does this video of Juncker at an E.U. summit in Latvia exuberantly slapping world leaders in the face:
SPACED OUT: Not to mention (and yet we do) a speech last year in which Juncker said he has talked to leaders from other planets.
On June 28 at a meeting in Brussels of the European Parliament, Juncker said (in French, followed by the English translation):
“Il faut savoir que ceux qui nous observent de loin sont très inquiets. J’ai vu et entendu et écouté plusieurs des dirigeants d’autres planètes qui sont très inquiets puisqu’ils s’interrogent sur la voie que l’union européenne va poursuivre. Et donc, if faut rassurer, et les européens, et ceux qui nous observent de plus… loin.”
“It should be known that those who observe us from afar are very worried. I met and heard and listened to several of the leaders from other planets who are very concerned because they question the path the European Union will engage on. And so, a soothing is needed for both the Europeans and those who observe us from … farther away.”