Only days after the 'historic breakthrough deal' with the EU, David Davis appears to have scuppered it. A Spanish journalist asked David Davis on Monday whether the transition deal applied to Gibraltar which he confirmed that he thought that it did. His reply flies in the face of the agreement that Spain has secured from the rest of … Continue reading Oops David Davis drops a clanger
Yesterdays's much vaunted 'breakthrough' in the Brexit negotiations was nothing more than kicking the can down the street. It confirms that we are unable to fully agree the departure details prior to Theresa May's self-imposed deadline hence, essentially, staying in the EU until the end of 2020. However, it does not address the thorny issue … Continue reading Kicking the can down the street
In his speech today Boris warns that attempts to stop Brexit will be a betrayal of the 17.4M who voted Leave. I believe that Brexit is the betrayal of the future of our country. And that betrayal is based on the lies that he told during the campaign. John Redwood and others say that the … Continue reading Boris Johnson on betrayal
Bank of America have produced a report which shows that Theresa May's 'red-lines' are impossible to achieve. Theresa May has 3 Aims 1 Exit the Customs Union 2 Exit the Single Market 3 No 'hard' border between Eire and Northern Ireland Bank of America have produced a helpful Venn diagram which shows the problem. EU … Continue reading You can’t have your cake and eat it
Driving home last night I was listening to The World Tonight on Radio 4. They were discussing the leaked report on the three Brexit scenarios. They had Labour's Barry Gardiner MP and the Tory, Chris Philp MP. I have a lot of time for Barry Gardiner (even if he wears the wrong colour rosette) he always … Continue reading This really worries me!
Yesterday the House of Lords debated the EU Withdrawal Bill. The Daily Mail comment page today says what they feel about the House of Lords and their role in our country. What worries me most about this continuous haranguing of any opposition to the Leave view is the tone. Anyone who doesn't believe in the … Continue reading The Daily Mail takes on the House of Lords
The leaked Government report shows that, in the scenarios of staying in the Customs Union, negotiating a free-trade deal or dropping out with no deal, our growth over the next 15 years would be up to 8% lower. The best case, staying in the Customs Union, would still leave us 2% worse off than staying in … Continue reading We’re going to be worse off – we just don’t know how much
On January 13th the Tories claimed that they had banned credit card charges. They even produced this onliune ad. Theresa May also tweeted that they were "banning hidden charges" and the move would enable "millions of people avoid rip-off fees". The truth is more interesting. The EU passed the Payment Services Directive II on November … Continue reading On no they didn’t!
Happy New Year. The YouGov poll which shows that 78% of Labour members want a second referendum should be a wake up call to Jeremy Corbyn. As more days go by and the harder the reality of leaving the EU hits the more the view will move to Exit from Brexit. Michael Gove's announcement today … Continue reading 78% of Labour members want a second referendum
The debacle yesterday over the EU negotiations is not going to get better - because of the Tory stance on leaving the customs union. Eire insists that there must not be a border between themselves and Northern Ireland - this is a key part of the Good Friday Agreement. However, this causes a problem with … Continue reading Things can only get worse