Wes Streeting MP: I would rather risk losing my job than stay silent on Brexit and risk my constituents losing theirs

We owe it to our country to tackle the burning injustices that led to Brexit, but those MPs who believe that Brexit will make that task harder owe it to our country to speak with honesty and conviction – and to let the people determine our country’s future, says Wes Streeting MP.

Source: Wes Streeting MP: I would rather risk losing my job than stay silent on Brexit and risk my constituents losing theirs

Sensible fellow!

We knew we were joining a community

Leavers’ claims that the EU used to be just a free trade area are wrong

Leavers like to say “no-one told us that the EU was more than a Common Market”. It suggests that the EU has changed its essence, or that the electorate was lied to in 1975. It also allows them to justify having had a second referendum after the 1975 vote, while objecting to a referendum once we know what Brexit means.

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Dr Robert C. Palmer: The legal loophole that defies democracy in Britain. – Brexitshambles

A legal loophole – that has seemingly escaped the public purview in Britain – means that the UK is now caught in a legal lacuna, brought about by the illegal practices adopted by numerous Leave campaigns.

Source: Dr Robert C. Palmer: The legal loophole that defies democracy in Britain. – Brexitshambles

Hmm?

What’s wrong with the WTO Option?

One can say, unequivocally, that the UK could not survive as a trading nation by relying on the WTO Option. It would be an unmitigated disaster, and no responsible government should allow it. The option should be rejected.

Source: LeaveHQ

Sometimes Leavers talk sense…

WTO is the problem, not the answer, to trade under ‘no deal’

Brexiters say WTO rules make trade in no-deal Brexit easy. But they would hike up tariffs with the EU and could leave UK businesses exposed.

Source: WTO is the problem, not the answer, to trade under ‘no deal’

Week in Review: All May’s faults come home to roost

It is quite wrong to feel pity for her. Firstly, her current misery is of her own making. The deal is terrible because her red lines made any other outcome impossible. That is her responsibility. Secondly, she is still now lying with almost every word she utters. Her entire defence of the deal rests on the most grotesquely misleading characterisations of its contents and implications. Her every answer to any question is deliberately and instinctively evasive. She is a deception machine, a next-generation political mechanism which simply cannot be straight with people, whether it’s negotiators in Brussels, MPs in parliament, or the public on the doorstep. The fact she is so unconvincing when lying does not remove the moral responsibility for having done so in the first place.

Source: Week in Review: All May’s faults come home to roost

Tory Brexiteers will never be forgiven for making Britain poorer and weaker, warns former PM Major in scathing attack

“I have no constituency vote clouding my view of Brexit. I have no ambition driving my support for it. I have no party whips demanding loyalty before conscience.”…

“I have made no false promises about Brexit that I must pretend can still be honoured, even though – in my heart – I know they cannot. I am free to say absolutely and precisely what I believe about Brexit. And it is this:

“I understand the motives of those who voted to leave the European Union: it can – as I well know – be very frustrating. Nonetheless, after weighing its frustrations and opportunities, there is no doubt in my own mind that our decision is a colossal misjudgment that will diminish both the UK and the EU

Source: Tory Brexiteers will never be forgiven for making Britain poorer and weaker, warns former PM Major in scathing attack

Economic forecasts strike blow to Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Bank and Treasury predictions showing UK would be better off within EU undermine PM’s position

Source: Economic forecasts strike blow to Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Surprising? Not!

Falsehoods, Failures, Fibs & Fabrications

The 40 reasons to back the Brexit deal published by the Prime Minister to support her deal, are a frantic farrago of frequently fanciful falsehoods, failures, fibs or feeble fabrications.  […]

Source: Falsehoods, Failures, Fibs & Fabrications | Richard Corbett

Austerity swung voters to Brexit – and now they are changing their minds

The voters most badly hit by austerity cuts were those drawn to UKIP and who supported Leave in the EU referendum, argues Thiemo Fetzer (University of Warwick). Recent polling evidence suggests that…

The contrast is quite stark – those areas most exposed to welfare reforms, and which saw a decided swing towards Leave in 2016, see among the largest drops in support for Leave in 2018. This suggests that the pivotal voters that contributed so crucially to the Leave victory are now having a significant change of heart. The question is whether politicians will take their views on board.

Source: Austerity swung voters to Brexit – and now they are changing their minds