Remember those promises of a wonderful future when we will be able to make our own trade deals with our great ally America? The row about the Bombardier deal with Delta Airlines and the resultant spitting out of the corporate dummy by Boeing has resulted in the US putting a 219.63% tariff onto the aeroplanes. … Continue reading The brave new world!
Today Theresa May flies to Florence to make a 'substantial offer' to the EU. It's not really clear why she is giving the speech in Florence because no EU people will be there. Meanwhile, back in the UK an opinion poll in the Independent shows that 52% want Vince's Exit from Brexit. At the General Election … Continue reading Britons want an ‘Exit from Brexit’
In today's Daily Telegraph Boris Johnson sets out his '10-point plan for a successful Brexit'. Many commentators are seeing this as a renewed bid for Theresa May's job. I that's the case it will good news for the LibDems - replacing a lame duck with a plonker. His first point is to spend the £350M we … Continue reading Boris peddles the Brexit lies AGAIN
The Washington Post has written an interesting piece about the Brexit lies coming home to roost. It is a rare opportunity. Seldom does the voting public have the chance to watch their elected politicians confront very specific false promises in real time. Usually campaign promises are either too vague to be contrasted with reality (“Make America … Continue reading The Brexit lies
All the stuff that the Brexiters have been saying about the great future is starting to go wrong and it's 18 months until we leave the EU. Yesterday Toyota announced that it might shift production out of the UK if it doesn't have tariff-free access to the EU narket. In March they announced that they … Continue reading I told you so
David Davis is warning MPs not to vote against the Brexit Bill because it will lead to a ' chaotic' Brexit. Erm, the fact that we have no plan, no idea and have three nincompoops (David Davis, Boris Johnson and Liam Fox in case you didn't know) leading the headlong rush over the cliff means … Continue reading Davis warns of ‘chaos’
Does Liam Fox believe that accusing the EU of blackmail is a good negotiating ploy? The Tories seem more concerned about good headlines in the right wing press to keep the backbenchers onside than being serious about negotiating Brexit. Meanwhile, to the rest of the world we look foolish. Theresa wants to piggyback onto the … Continue reading Does Liam Fox live on a different planet?
The furore yesterday about the position paper on the Irish border shows just how flawed the Brexit process is. No one wants a 'hard' border between Northern Ireland and Eire. The free movement of goods is important but people in Eire work and shop in Northern Ireland and vice versa and to suddenly impose a border … Continue reading The Irish Question
I was listening to Steph McGovern explaining about the Customs Union this morning on BBC Breakfast and the penny finally dropped. The EU can't give us the same deal as we have now - even though it will be in their (and our) best interest. The reason has nothing to do with the EU but … Continue reading Why any deal will be a bad deal
There's a very good article in today's Guardian by Anne McElvoy about how Remainers need to make our arguments. She say it's very easy to get into he condescending 'you were stupid' attitude. We need to respect how people voted and not deride that decision otherwise we will become the equivalent of Nigel Farage. A better argument is 'we weren't … Continue reading Don’t say I told you so