BRINO satisfies no-one. The Brexit wrangles are far from over

As the cabinet pores over Theresa May’s Brexit deal, where do we stand? Dimitri Zenghelis (LSE) says even if the deal passes ministers and Parliament, the uncertainty is far from over. In my last post for LSE Brexit, I wrote: “Looking ahead, the prospects are not encouraging. The ‘agreement’ at Chequers and subsequent ministerial resignations … Read moreBRINO satisfies no-one. The Brexit wrangles are far from over

It looks like we’re seeing another betrayal of the British fishing industry

Forty years on it looks as though Theresa May has taken a leaf out of Ted Heath’s Book of Betrayal in her treatment of British fishing. In his rush to get into the Common Market, Ted betrayed fishing by accepting a Common Fisheries Policy cobbled together just before our entry negotiations by the six existing … Read moreIt looks like we’re seeing another betrayal of the British fishing industry

As humiliations go, accepting this Brexit deal would be complete and unendurable

After the end, the beginning. The long months of talks in Brussels have brought forth a draft withdrawal agreement to leave the European Union – all 585 pages of it. Amid the drama, the essential themes are clear. There will be a backstop agreement to the deal without an end date and with no ability for … Read moreAs humiliations go, accepting this Brexit deal would be complete and unendurable

How EU migrants have propped up Britain’s social care

Last week NIESR published new research for the Cavendish Coalition on the implications of Brexit for the health and social care sector.  Their conclusions are stark:  Brexit is likely to lead to a substantial shortfall in nurses and doctors which needs to be urgently addressed by new immigration policy, writes Heather Rolfe (NIESR). However, while the implications … Read moreHow EU migrants have propped up Britain’s social care

We must not pay the EU’s ransom unless and until all outstanding issues are satisfactorily settled

Theresa May’s negotiating technique with the EU has been to go in announcing red lines she wouldn’t accept, then – as soon as she found that she wouldn’t get them – to throw herself in front of the EU steamroller appealing to better natures the EU hasn’t got. The calculation must have been that by … Read moreWe must not pay the EU’s ransom unless and until all outstanding issues are satisfactorily settled

#StandUp4Brexit: Our MPs will only vote for the Lancaster House vision of Brexit

On the BrexitCentral podcast this week I spoke to Beccy and Helen from #StandUp4Brexit. Despite all the media attention, the small team have no office and instead work from any pub or cafe around Westminster that has decent WiFi. The campaign now has 51 MPs lined up to oppose Theresa May’s Brexit deal and they … Read more#StandUp4Brexit: Our MPs will only vote for the Lancaster House vision of Brexit

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