“Report on the United Kingdom’s orderly withdrawal from the European Union” and staying in the single market

Today’s report seems to be spun as though it is a major achievement – indeed a major agreement. Maybe it will be, though of course nothing is actually yet agreed, but while the citizenship and financial agreements look substantial, the details on the single market and customs union seem simply to suggest that the UK… Read more

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Brexit Tories take another page from the Trumpian-Republican playbook

There can’t be many rational people who don’t see the similarities between the Brexit wing of the Tory Party and the Trumpian version of the Republican Party. There are the similarities between leading figures, Trump and Boris Johnson being the obvious one: apart from the rather silly blond hair styles both are egotists and liars… Read more

The Mauritania option, Prime Minister?

Have rather belatedly, stumbled on an interesting article in ‘Medium’ here. It transpires that Richard Tice, co founder with Arron Banks of Leave EU has apparently said that “WTO rules are what most great countries trade under”. He must know – he’s a property developer. James Hardy, the writer of the Medium article, decided to… Read more