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Brexit Is COLLAPSING [12 mins] 17/05/2023
We were promised sunny uplands and a oven ready deal: instead we've been served extra helpings of cow excrement. As Nigel Farage admits Brexit is a disaster, car manufacturers threaten to walk and Keir Starmer calls for a renegotiation, it's time to accept reality.
A former Bank of England policymaker suggested there may not be a need for an austerity budget had it not been for Brexit.
Meanwhile former Cabinet minister George Eustice questioned the negotiating strategy that led to the Australia and New Zealand trade deals.
Britons facing ‘austerity’ budget as a direct result of decision to leave Europe, former Bank of England adviser says
Economist says without Brexit we ‘wouldn’t be talking about an austerity budget this week’ 14/11/2022
"The need for tax rises and spending cuts wouldn't be there if Brexit hadn't reduced the economy's potential output so much."
Former Bank of England policy maker Michael Saunders said Britain’s exit from the European Union one of the reasons why the UK is now entering a period of austerity.
Senior economist Michael Saunders thinks country "wouldn’t be talking about an austerity budget" if it had stayed in the EU.
We may have had enough of experts, or Michael Gove has at least, but one has just explained how disastrous Brexit has been and makes a compelling case.
LONDON has lost its crown as Europe’s largest stock market to Paris, with France closing a trillion-dollar market gap since the 2016 Brexit vote.
Private Eye editor Ian Hislop has said remain voters in the EU Referendum are entitled to their say. Speaking on Question Time he said: "Even if you lose the vote you are entitled to go on making the argument".
Food safety in a post-Brexit UK 07/11/2022
Erik Millstone examines the precarious nature of food safety in the UK after the Brexit referendum and points out that prevention is always better than cure.
Brexit crippled the UK economy – Liz Truss just made it worse | Economics | New Statesman [5 mins] 22/10/2022
Economist Duncan Weldon and the New Statesman’s polling expert explore how Brexit and austerity have damaged the UK economy and set the stage for Liz Truss’s “mismanagement.”
Forget austerity, we need to reverse Brexit if we are to enjoy any form of economic growth 17/10/2022
Keir Starmer must be brave and try and reunite us in some way with the rest of our continent.
What is Kwasi Kwarteng really up to? One answer: this is a reckless gamble to shrink the state 27/09/2022
In the US they call it ‘starving the beast’ – cut taxes and, as revenue decreases, you create irresistible pressure for austerity.
Voters were promised better-funded public services and stronger employment rights after Brexit – Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak are now offering us the opposite, reports Adam Bienkov.
‘Red Wall’ and other poor parts of England will lose as much as £1 billion of development cash this year because of Brexit, dashing Boris Johnson’s pledge to “level up” Britain.
Boris Johnson’s Brexit policy risks no-deal crash-out next year that will trigger a recession and return to austerity, expert IFS analysis indicates 28/11/2019
Institute for Fiscal Studies says it is 'plausible' to expect a £50 billion boost to UK economy if Brexit is cancelled.
This week, in an episode recorded before parliament returned after the summer (and the chaos that led to) Lisa talks to Chris about her original leave vote due to anger at austerity and the need to help the NHS to someone who is now a very active anti Brexit campaigner.
Brexit has contributed to far bigger fall in living standards than 1990s recession, research finds 17/07/2019
Real household incomes have fallen by 0.5 per cent over past two years amid pound’s slide and welfare cuts.
Austerity in the UK has been a political choice, made by this Tory Government, and has nothing to do with the EU or single market rules. EU rules impose no restriction whatsoever on the level of public spending