Brexit Phase Two - Trade

At the risk of straying slightly out of my PERSEC here, I can tell you that it has fallen to DExEU (in collaboration with the Home Office) to publish a series of detailed and informative leaflets on the advantages of Brexit, the benefits available and how these benefits can be realised at a National, Local and personal level. These will be delivered to interested stakeholders shortly, over the summer.

Wait, no. No they haven’t. They haven’t done that at all and aren’t going to.

Because there aren’t any.
Makes you wonder why the referendum was offered in the first place.
 
For all you lovers of parliamentary sovereignty....
 
That's the f-ed up part. Changing the future of an entire nation because of some petty internal party politics.
Oh well, at least it’s being done responsibly.

Bonus Fun Fact: According to the Vote Leave Campaign, we’re nearly ready to send the Article 50 notification.

Good job we didn’t send that off too quickly and box ourselves in with time, eh? :-D

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I'm glad you spotted that, because on the printed word and the news outlets who carried the idea of a second referendum. They all said the same thing.
Laying out the salient points of a second referendum then pointing out there doesn't seem to be much of a desire for one.
Given enough favourable stories about a second referendum, you’ll be surprised how public opinion changes.
Just got to find a political party to back it.

But as Most people are sick and tired of hearing about it, those media outlets seem to be doing what media outlets do the best. Selling story’s to their own segment of the population who buy it so they can read news stories they agree with.

One slight flaw though. Article 50 has been triggered so we’re out next year unless all EU member states agree.

Any referendum offered will be between.

1) accept the deal.
2) hard brexit.
 
One slight flaw though. Article 50 has been triggered so we’re out next year unless all EU member states agree.
Surely they’d want our money?

I seem to recall hearing they needed us more than we needed them, BMW would demand it, Italians would want to keep selling us wine and cheese and ...

Now who would be making claims like that?
 
Looks like it's going to be a summer of introducing the electorate to the cliff-edge. Meanwhile the curtain will fall on the panto for a long ten week drinks interval, allowing the civil servants on both sides of the Channel to get things sorted.
Yes, about that.....

Mutterings emerging about the EC negotiators suddenly wanting to extend the timescale for discussions. Why? You were so emphatic....

Well behind the curtain they were not prepared to discuss in any detail options that did not involve UK actually remaining part of Customs Union (and all that goes with that) or a deal that gave that result in all but name unless there was Parliamentary majority supporting that.

And lo, the abysmal Chequers attempted stitch up was designed to produce a result in line with that.

Which in turn is making people ask a number of questions, such as

"Theresa, what exactly did you tell Angela and your minions the EU negotiators (in advance of briefing your own cabinet) that led her and them to support your oh so smug and clever cunning but actually miserable and failed plan?"
 
It is. Not been in this bit before. Off to some chamber or other in a minute after a nice cup of tea. No egg banjos though:(
Champagne and canapés the last time I was on the terrace, though to be fair it was for an evening reception.
 
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Just got to find a political party to back it.

But as Most people are sick and tired of hearing about it, those media outlets seem to be doing what media outlets do the best. Selling story’s to their own segment of the population who buy it so they can read news stories they agree with.

One slight flaw though. Article 50 has been triggered so we’re out next year unless all EU member states agree.

Any referendum offered will be between.

1) accept the deal.
2) hard brexit.
Follow Boris. All we have to do is stand together, close our eyes and believe.
We just aren’t believing hard enough in this country and what it can do.
 

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