Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Brexit is starting to retrace its course

Brexit isn’t working. The decision, which was taken in June 2016 and came into force on January 31, 2020, made it clear that voters were deceived and that the supposed benefits of leaving the EU were not present.

In the past I have written about topics as diverse as the decline in water quality in the river network, the business opportunities that are not coming from or fleeing the UK directly, or the loss of attractiveness in recruiting workers from abroad.

Each and every one of the incoming signals about the results of a project that they wanted to sell as exciting and as a solution to all the problems that they attributed to the evil court of “unelected bureaucrats in Brussels” join hand in hand with the additional problems and so on go with an incapacitated government that has achieved this The public sector is in free fall in the same proportion as the purchasing power of those of us living in the UK.

The arrogance and smoke-selling has almost completely disappeared and there is no one left with a shred of integrity and honesty who continues to sell us that Brexit is a living project with signs of success.

The voters were deceived and the supposed advantages after leaving the EU did not exist

This weekend, many of us read on social media the complaints of those who continue to push to distance themselves from the EU and who suffered as they watched on television the final evening of the PROMS, a series of annual classical concerts Music that attracts many people large crowd. number of spectators and that it featured a Royal Albert Hall full of European Union flags.

Many called for an investigation into why there were so many EU flags, believing that “Europeans” had “hijacked” the event.

The democracy they applauded on June 23, 2016 seems to be choking on those who wanted sovereignty and independence.

This example of Pro-EU sentiment This is reinforced by polls in which, year after year, month after month, the difference between those who would re-enter the EU and those who want to continue this dead project called Brexit is increasing.

The question is not if the UK will rejoin the EU, but when?

There will be those in the institutions who will never want to admit the sudden entry into the EU, and perhaps the change will be episodic, and this week one of them took place: the re-entry into the Horizon Europe program.

This program sets out the European Union’s (EU) research and innovation (R&I) framework for the period 2021-2027.

This expression of pro-EU sentiment is reinforced in the polls. The difference between those who would rejoin the EU and those who want to continue Brexit is growing

The budget for this period of 95,517 million euros aims as a general objective to “achieve a scientific, technological, economic and social impact of EU investments in research and innovation, thereby strengthening its scientific and technological bases and competitiveness of all Member States”.

In its press release, the EU stated: “The European Commission and the UK have today reached a political agreement on the UK’s participation in Horizon Europe, the EU’s research and innovation program, and Copernicus, the EU’s world-leading program for Earth observation .

(…) This amicable solution is the result of intensive discussions between the EU and the UK and will benefit both sides. This will enable them to strengthen their relationships in research, innovation and space and bring the research and space communities together.

(…) In general, it is estimated that the UK will contribute practically on an annual average 2.6 billion euros for their participation in both Horizon Europe and the Copernicus component of the space program.”

It has always been clear from the university and research sector that the UK loses value by being outside a collaborative framework and that this has caused serious problems for this sector in the UK.

In April of this year I was able to hear at the Ramon Areces Foundation in Madrid Rafael Carrascosa Policy Officer at Cardiff University and Director of Science Policy at CERU (Spanish Scientists in the UK), points out that “non-participation in Horizon Europe not only prevents British institutions from accessing a €95.5 billion fund “But also limits science.” Cooperations with the rest of Europe.”

CERU’s position has always been clear: “From CERU, like many other European and British scientific institutions and associations, we trust that the European Commission and the British Government will reach an agreement that will lead to the UK’s participation in Horizon Europe.”

The English Channel is not that wide and the benefits of belonging to a strong economic bloc like the EU are not forgotten

Little by little, the United Kingdom will align itself again, even if it continues to call it Brexit, and hesitantly begins to rebuild the blown bridges, arguing that “the more the EU will lose,” as many of its fans had predicted.

From concessions on work permits for certain sectors, to the continuous extension of the deadlines for the implementation of the mandatory control on the importation of products into their ports (delayed five times), to the abandonment of the obligation that they wanted to impose on producers In the United Kingdom, the Using an alternative logo or name to the CE safety mark used by the EU represents a step backwards in its claims and in its desire to distance itself from the EU.

The English Channel is not that wide and the benefits of belonging to a strong economic bloc like the EU are not forgotten.

The internal problems and the disintegration of schools due to the use of inadequate materials were not caused by Brussels.

The lack of economic recovery, inflation and the lack of ideas of a government that is faltering are a consequence of voting for elites who have enough to get rich without maintaining a state of well-being in to consider what is assured to them…

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