ON May 23 most people in St Helens voted for the Brexit Party in the European elections. 

It looks as if voters are going to get their wishes with a no-deal Brexit on October 31.

However, it is important to understand that ‘no deal’ means precisely that, i.e. no deal with the EU on anything, not merely on trade but on all other matters as well including the rights of UK citizens resident in EU countries, police and security cooperation, health insurance for UK visitors to the EU and an end to EU countries accepting back illegal immigrants who have passed through them on the way to Britain.

Nor, by way of compensation, will there be any trade deal with America.

Even if an agreement is negotiated, Congress will refuse to ratify it because of the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the Good Friday Agreement on Northern Ireland which was concluded under American chairmanship.

Boris Johnson is on record as supporting an amnesty for the estimated half-million illegal immigrants currently in Britain. 

Other countries which have tried this have experienced a massive rise in illegal immigration as a result as more people hope to benefit from a similar amnesty in the future. 

India is already insisting that any post-Brexit trade deal include visa free access for Indians to Britain.

So it looks as if people who voted for Brexit to reduce immigration are going to be very disappointed.

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