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.

The dangerous delusion of no-deal Brexit – Ready or not

THE lure has always been powerful. Why negotiate with an organisation you dislike, which also wants to erode any gains from leaving? Why not just walk out? After all, no deal is better than a bad deal, as Theresa May has often said.
— Read on www.economist.com/britain/2018/08/02/the-dangerous-delusion-of-no-deal-brexit

Has Vote Leave broken the law? The Electoral Commission thinks so.

We know that the Electoral Commission reopened its investigation into Vote Leave, Darren Grimes and Veterans for Britain after the Good Law Project initiated judicial review proceedings. On 6 June 2018 Tom Watson asked a written question about that investigation: What can we tell from the answer? We can tell, from the reference to “in […]

Source: Has Vote Leave broken the law? The Electoral Commission thinks so. – The Good Law Project

Because you do not obtain the will of the people if you cheat.

How to win the Brexit Civil War. An open letter to my fellow Remainers

Brexit has already begun. Any attempt to deny this and merely ‘stop Brexit’ will fail. To succeed we must overthrow the Brexit project with another, positive one.

Source: How to win the Brexit Civil War. An open letter to my fellow Remainers

A post by Anthony Barnett, the author of Lure of Greatness.

Brexit is putting me off this whole ‘will of the people’ idea

Words count, which is precisely why free speech is so precious. But to be a citizen is to be vigilant and resilient – to understand the power of language and the cunning with which it is used. It is also to be what the PM calls a “doubter”, a sceptic in the face of certainty, a jealous guardian of the right to change one’s mind. The next time you hear someone claiming to speak for “the people” – and you will – be sure to count the democratic silver.

Source: Brexit is putting me off this whole ‘will of the people’ idea | Matthew d’Ancona

Why the EU is an exemplar of democracy, not anti-democratic

Sadly, despite what anti-European campaigners have over-promised, Brexit means less transparency, less influence and less effective decision making on bilateral and multilateral agreements.  It doesn’t increase our sovereignty, it decreases it. Theresa May’s oft repeated insistence that she will not provide a running commentary on negotiations significantly reduces the sovereignty of our Parliament.  That democratically elected MPs are being denied the opportunity to hold the government to account over these negotiations is not just the thin end of the wedge.  It is a poor precedent for less effective negotiations and a less democratic process which will inevitably lead to lower quality agreements that we cannot be sure will be enforced equitably.

Unlock Democracy, 02 Nov 2017

David Davis warns EU not to put ‘politics above prosperity’ in Brexit talks

David Davis, the Brexit secretary, has warned Germany and other European nations not to “put politics above prosperity” as they negotiate the UK’s split from the EU.

The Guardian

Fucking hypocrite!