Even though there is another alternative, favoured by the Brexiteers, Theresa May seems unnaturally fixated on a customs union hybrid. A rose by any name would smell as sweet – a customs union partnership, agreement or union all reek of betrayal. However, Moggie fiercely challenged May’s plan as a sellout.
Devout Jacob, who religious beliefs are part of his life, said accepting a customs partnership means we are staying in the EU. Guido Fawkes reported: “On Peston Jacob Rees-Mogg clearly explained why the customs partnership would require adherence to single market rules to function. “We would not in effect be leaving the European Union”… “ Continue reading
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The Telegraph shouted: May accused of Brexit climbdown as UK agrees to free movement in the transition period! On twitter, Brexiteers screamed NO. NO NO!
Breitbart reports: David Davis — whose formerly tough pro-Brexit stance seems to have been worn down during his time negotiating in Brussels to a point where he greeted today’s news of another massive capitulation as good news — spoke next and dropped the fisheries bombshell, admitting that not only would Britain not take back control of its fisheries, but that the proportion of fish that UK fishermen are allowed to catch from their own waters under EU laws wouldn’t change through the transition. Continue reading
Was Corbyn a Russian asset? Czech handler spills the beans, reports the Sun! Check out link, in blue, the Sun has found a copy of Jezza’s pay slip.
Boris Johnson and Aussie Minister Julie Bishop both have a eye for a great T shirt, as we see when they went jogging together today when Julie was here to discuss trade options.
A good relationship with Austrailia will be just what is needed tradewise when we leave the EU.
Boris’s love of cricket and rugby, great sense of humour and breezy attitude to life’s vicissitudes is so appreciated in Oz, they made him an honorary Australian on Australia Day 2014!
Theresa May has been forced to issue a statement that we will leaving the customs union, no doubt to the fury of Amber Rudd, Philip Hammond and the civil service. Sitting on the fence for May is no longer an option. The PM can no longer get away with statements like “I have an open mind on the customs union”
The Sun reports: Theresa May was last night forced to rule out any form of customs union with the EU after Tory Brexiteers threatened a mass walk-out. Continue reading
Angela Merkel had a crowd of journalists helpless with laughter, reported Robert Peston as she ridiculed Theresa May’s ridiculous negotiating technique. Since 2016, Merkel said, she has been trapped in an inane conversation with May, like a nightmare that will never end.
Merkel has been saying to May, OK what do you want? And May then replies, Make me an offer. Merkel then says But you are leaving. We don’t have to make to make you an offer. To which May replies: Make me an offer! This has been going on since 2016. Continue reading