No 10 still ‘confident’ of Irish border solution… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43835934No 10 still ‘confident’ of Irish border deal But the BBC understands the UK’s plans have come in for sustained criticism from EU officials.
Downing Street is insisting today that the UK will leave the Customs Union…what do you think? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43860453UK will leave customs union, insists No 10 The government rules out a U-turn on customs after a House of Lords defeat on its Brexit bill.
We absolutely need a sensible, rational appraisal of the deal on the table when this is finalised before making a final decision as a country. We’ve elected MPs to act on our behalf, however, so I think they should have the final vote on this rather than going out to the country again.
For me, the bottom line is, you can’t have your cake and eat it – there will be pros and cons of both approaches, but in a world where expert analysis and insight had been devalued by the rise of ‘fake news’ there’s even more uncertainty about what hard and soft Brexit options really mean. Of course, no economist will be able to make a totally…[Read more]
Campaigners are calling for a “people’s vote” on the Brexit deal once it has been agreed between the UK Government and the European Commission. As it stands, Parliament is set to vote on the deal in the autumn, but it’s unclear what happens if Parliament doesn’t accept the deal. Do you think the Brexit deal should be put to the people?
Yes, absolutely. There are two types of arguments for a people’s vote on the Brexit deal, and both are persuasive when taken together. What you hear most often is that the pro-Brexit campaign in the 2016 referendum was mendacious, and that moreover there were breaches of campaign spending rules. This is true, but perhaps not a basis for a…[Read more]
Democracy is an continuing process, real democracy would be having a second vote after the terms and conditions are made clear by what leaving the EU will mean. If the Leave case is strong people will vote to accept the deal, having a vote on the terms is the most democratic thing I can think of, I do not understand why that would be going against…[Read more]
I agree Valentin people like myself will suffer as a result of this referendum being held if Brexit is not reversed. The people in the referendum where simply lied too and as a result we have a goverment pursuing Brexit knowing that Britian’s best interests are not outside the European Union. Every inpact study has shown any type of Brexit will…[Read more]
It still appears absolutely crazy to me that the UK decided to leave the EU. It was by no means a rational decision, instead an emotional one. It is a process which resulted out of the UK’s history and there are no simple explanations for this step. As EU citizen, who will leave the UK very soon, I am not affraid about the consequences. I don’t…[Read more]
The remainers simply want to vote again – and probably again and again – until they get the result they want. That’s not democracy. I voted out because I believe in democracy and the EU is not democratic…even the remainers will mostly agree with that.
But if just Slovakia decides it wants to trade with Ghana, then all of the EU has to accept and negotiate, when it’s just a couple small countries who want to be involved with each other. The EU is too big and is part of too much of each country’s national decisions.