EU ‘founding father’ Churchill would vote against Brexit

Former prime minister Edward Heath delivered the most powerful rebuttal in 1996. “I knew Winston Churchill, I worked with him, I stayed with him at his home at Chartwell and I have read his speeches many times. I can assure you that Winston Churchill was no eurosceptic.”

Source: EU ‘founding father’ Churchill would vote against Brexit

The People’s Vote march showed it’s not just leavers who are angry and patriotic

… Brexit, in its rhetoric and all its iterations, is a far-right project. Explicitly and stridently anti-immigrant, it nevertheless is happy to accommodate rich migrants: the word “skills” is used, transparently, as a proxy for salary, giving us a brave new world in which an early-career banker has higher skills than an academic with three degrees; and any given MP has almost twice the skills of the most qualified nurse.

Source: The People’s Vote march showed it’s not just leavers who are angry and patriotic | Zoe Williams

 

The Observer view on the urgent need for a fresh vote on Europe

Britain is on the brink of a historic calamity, for which the country’s entire political class must share the blame. Brexit, on any currently available terms, will be a disaster. No deal will be worse. The politicians have failed, so the people must take charge. We must have a second referendum.

Source: The Observer view on the urgent need for a fresh vote on Europe | Observer editorial

OBR likens potential no-deal Brexit impact to three-day week

Britain’s fiscal watchdog has likened the possible scale of impact of a no-deal Brexit to the three-day week which saw the country plunged into crisis more than 40 years ago.

Source: OBR likens potential no-deal Brexit impact to three-day week

No doubt, there will be another chorus of “Project Fear” from the Brexit zombies.

Parliament never lost control, and EU is certainly no prison

Parliamentary sovereignty means Parliament chose to follow EU rules and could stop at any time. This reality has been warped by Brexiters.

Source: Parliament never lost control, and EU is certainly no prison

Brexit costing Britain £500m a week and rising, says report

Economy 2.5% smaller than it would have been if UK had voted remain, says thinktank

Source: Brexit costing Britain £500m a week and rising, says report

No doubt Brexitters will continue to spout bullshit about the will of the people and the uselessness of experts.

Rightwing thinktanks unveil radical plan for US-UK Brexit trade deal

Groups linked to Trump and Fox want foreign competition in NHS and regulations bonfire…

It would remove tariffs and throw out the precautionary principle that has guided much EU regulation on GM foods, chlorine-washed chicken, hormones in meat, pesticides and chemicals in cosmetics.

Source: Rightwing thinktanks unveil radical plan for US-UK Brexit trade deal

I am quite sure that this is not what most of the 52% voted for.

Costly, Chaotic and Catastrophic: What happens with a no-deal Brexit?

As the possibility of a no-deal Brexit scenario increases, and the government publishes its “no-deal preparedness” notices, it is worth taking stock of the sheer variety of problems that would arise with a no-deal Brexit.

Source: Costly, Chaotic and Catastrophic: What happens with a no-deal Brexit? | Richard Corbett

Bloody scary. No doubt, Leavers will scream “Project Fear” again.

2.6 million Leave voters have abandoned support for Brexit since referendum, major new study finds

More than 2.6 million people have abandoned their support for Brexit and now back staying in the EU, a major study has concluded. If the huge number of Britons who have changed their mind had voted to stay in the EU in 2016, the referendum would have delivered a clear Remain verdict. The data will add to the debate about whether the country now needs a new referendum, with millions having second thoughts about their Leave vote amid growing fears about Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal.

Source: 2.6 million Leave voters have abandoned support for Brexit since referendum, major new study finds

8 good things EU has done since Brexit vote

While Brexit has consumed UK government, putting all other policies on ice, the EU has been busy improving the lives of its citizens.

Source: 8 good things EU has done since Brexit vote

It’s not just about the economy.