The Six Key Brexit Tests

Speaking about the launch of the UKIP manifesto today, Peter Philip Smith, parliamentary candidate for Rayleigh and Wickford, said: “Key to our country’s success in the next couple of years is securing a full Brexit worth its name, a Brexit the country voted for.”

“UKIP makes clear the six tests that must be passed for this to happen. Any backtracking will result in a diluted Brexit that will be detrimental to this country.”

“Here are those six tests, as documented in the UKIP election manifesto, that can be found here.”

1 THE LEGAL TEST

Parliament must resume its supremacy of law-making without restriction. Britain must be completely free from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, and we must be free, if we wish, to relinquish our membership of the European Court of Human Rights.

2 THE MIGRATION TEST

Britain must have full control of immigration and asylum policies, and border control. We must be not be bound by any freedom of movement obligation, and we must be free to set and meet our own annual migration targets.

3 THE MARITIME TEST

The UK’s full maritime sovereignty must be restored and we must have control of our maritime exclusive economic zone, which stretches 200 miles off the coast or to
the half-way point between the UK and neighbouring countries. There must be no constraints on our fishing fleet other than those decided upon by the UK parliament.

 

4 THE TRADE TEST

                                                                                                                                                                The UK must retake its seat on the World Trade Organisation and resume its sovereign right to sign trade agreements with other entities or supra-national bodies. We must have full rights to set our own tariff and non-tariff barriers consistent with WTO rules, and we must have left both the EU single market and the customs union.

5 THE MONEY TEST

We must not pay any ‘divorce’ payment to the EU, nor contribute to the EU budget. We must have been paid our share of financial assets from entities such as the European Investment Bank, in which some £9 billion of UK money is vested.

6 THE TIME TEST

Brexit must be done and dusted before the end of 2019.

The UK’s full maritime sovereignty must be restored and we must have control of our maritime exclusive economic zone, which stretches 200 miles off the coast or to
the half-way point between the UK and neighbouring countries. There must be no constraints on our fishing fleet other than those decided upon by the UK parliament.

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