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Northern Ireland Positioning Paper

August 17, 2017 // 3 Comments

The Government has now published a comprehensive paper which outlines the UK’s position on addressing the unique circumstances of Northern Ireland and the land border with Ireland. The Position Paper – which has been published ahead of the August negotiating round – states that the Government [...]

Second referendum

August 16, 2017 // 19 Comments

Someone called TIXERB has started a petition called ‘Pause BREXIT, EU reform for all members, second UK referendum’ which currently has just over 350 signatures. I’d like to comment on some of the suggestions made in the petition.   Whilst 52% of those voting wanted to leave the EU, the [...]

Government sets out its customs stall

August 15, 2017 // 7 Comments

  A new paper setting out proposals for a future customs relationship with the EU has been unveiled today by the Government in the first of a series of papers on the UK’s future partnership with the EU. The document highlights the UK’s strong starting position and how we can build on the [...]

The Remoaners aren’t Giving Up Yet

August 8, 2017 // 10 Comments

Ed~This article was originally published on the Campain for an Independent Britain website,  we republish it here with permission of the author. Life in the remoaner bubble remains as surreal as ever.  The Guardian newspaper has published an article by David Cameron’s former tutor Vernon [...]

MEAT TO PLEASE YOU

August 4, 2017 // 10 Comments

Fishing for Leave, the industry campaign group, estimates that the UK fishing industry will eventually be worth £6.3bn once we have re-established control of the 200-mile limit, the fishing grounds, and resources within our Exclusive Economic Zone. This figure is based on the UK catch value [...]

WHAT HE SAID

July 21, 2017 // 26 Comments

David Davis’ closing remarks at the end of the second round of EU exit negotiations in Brussels What he said – and what he meant: The statement follows the second round of negotiations for a new partnership with the EU and was made by Brexit Secretary David Davis.  [My comments are in [...]

“Job Done” or Job Barely Begun?

July 19, 2017 // 1 Comment

“Job done!” exclaimed Douglas Carswell as he jumped ship. UKIP has “achieved what we set out to achieve”. UKIP had won and should “celebrate victory with honour”. No, Douglas, it’s not “job done”. It’s “job only just begun” – the job of governing Britain after Brexit. Here [...]

The So-Called Great Repeal Bill

July 17, 2017 // 17 Comments

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was finally published on Thursday. 13th July. It’s a vital piece of legislation, but scarcely lives up to its billing. For one thing it doesn’t actually repeal the European Communities Act 1972 (ECA72). It merely makes provision for its repeal. Clause 1, the [...]

THE GREAT TRADE MUDDLE

July 14, 2017 // 1 Comment

“We are leaving the European Union… We are leaving the Single Market… We are leaving the Customs Union.” Theresa May has repeated these phrases on numerous occasions since her Lancaster House speech in January.  Only last week, Steve Baker, the new Brexit minister, insisted [...]
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