… that Brexit “may be more brutal than anyone expected“. Sir John Major said the government’s “negotiating failure” will cost the public dearly, as he blamed the UK’s “blustering”, “threats” and “inflexibility” that he said will make future trading “less profitable”. The pre-recorded speech at Middle Temple also included Sir John’s stark claim that Britain […]
After three and a bit years of watching the UK take a nation-sized gap year finding yourself experience, finally, some sort of conclusion to Brexit. Or at least, a definitive that can be pointed at. Obviously, there’s the negotiations to start on the ‘future relationship’ as it’s being termed. And no country is an island, […]
Yvette Cooper has written a strong article in the HuffPo pointing out the dangers of the current atmosphere in the UK stemming from the ruling that the UK parliament must ass a law to execute Brexit, and that it’s not at the gift of the executive to go it alone. The judges have been called […]
RTE have a good summary of the recent happenings over in BREXITland (“May lacks legal power to start Brexit, court told”), where the pound is down, prices are up, Scotland is out (or at least strongly considering it), and sadly hate crime is also up. Oh, and the Foreign Sec hasn’t ‘a scooby’: Mr Johnson […]
And shortly after Theresa May sets a deadline for article 50, sterling continues it’s decline. It’s been lower before of course, but that was the time the world economy nearly burned to the ground. In related news, I’m holding off on any amazon.co.uk purchases to let them get cheaper.
It’s now obvious Britain is leaving the single market. Of course, Theresa May spent much of her speech to the Tory party conference today insisting there was no such thing as a hard or soft Brexit. But there is. Continued membership of the single market is a soft Brexit and leaving the single market is […]
Andrew has posted some interesting and plausible futures for the UK post #Brexit. Worth keeping them in mind as things unfold.
Fascinating, unguarded comments from Kenneth Clarke and Michael Rifkind on camera in Sky’s studios. Very unfair, and a serious breach of trust, if they weren’t informed that the cameras were rolling. Ken Clarke and Malcolm Rifkind filmed in Sky News Westminster studio making remarks about Tory leadership candidates https://t.co/SywJXdMvH6 — Sky News (@SkyNews) July 5, […]