The evidence that leaving the European Union was a bad idea just keeps pouring in – Angus Robertson 29/11/2022
Every now and again the full, ongoing Brexit disaster is illustrated in technicolour. New evidence has been published showing how appalling it is for the economy, exports, jobs and the health service.
Paul Routledge on the everyday nightmare that Brexit is fast becoming, and now with EU business decreasing sharply, what's next for the Tories - aka the Brexit Party?
Keeping quiet on Brexit is a shrewd move for Labour now, but a strategic disaster in the long term 23/11/2022
What is the opposition’s thinking about Britain’s place in the world?
Talk of Swiss deals, EU rapprochement, and Sunak’s denials can’t hide the stone cold reality of Brexit 23/11/2022
‘One of the biggest blows to our productivity – and a self-inflicted one – was leaving Europe’s single market,’ says Michael Day.
The media’s difficulty with reporting Brexit has reached a tipping point as the evidence of the damage done continues to accumulate.
Brexit's the elephant in the room that can be avoided no longer when quitting the European Union plunges a Disunited United Kingdom deeper into economic horror.
Hashtag Brexit denial 17/11/2022
Brexit denialist-in-chief Jacob Rees-Mogg is still in full flow. He denies that any harm has come from Brexit – even though he can’t find any benefits.
Everyone can see that it is failing, but pretending it can work is a precondition for positions of authority.
It’s Brexit, stupid 14/11/2022
We are stuck in the Tory game of make-believe that everything is coming up roses in an English country garden. The reality is that following Brexit the rest of the world looks at England with a mixture of perplexity, pity, and amused contempt.
Jeremy Hunt’s comments show how far we are from a rational debate about the economic consequences of leaving the EU.
Fake it till you make it has been the guiding maxim of British government policy for national renewal since Brexit.
GIVEN the ruling Conservatives’ seeming penchant for pulling the wool over the electorate’s eyes on Brexit, it was heartening last week to hear Mark Carney deliver some home truths.
High time to revisit Brexit? 04/11/2022
It’s increasingly clear this is where we are with Brexit. Recent polling shows the public thinks Brexit isn’t working, with only 35 per cent who think it’s been good for the country. 52 per cent of UK adults believe we were wrong to leave the EU, leaving the rest undecided.
New Labour’s architect says only rebuilding bridges with the EU will solve what Sunak calls Britain’s ‘profound economic challenge’.
It is an old story about people promising a utopia on the horizon. It’s ending the same way it always ends: in misery, poverty and decline. / This is when the myth finally dies. The last few weeks have seen the complete and utter destruction of fantasy-land politics. We’re witnessing the end of the age of Brexit.
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.
Conservatism is an enduring and honourable political creed that has been debased and discredited by incompetent extremists.
Less than two weeks after her government plunged the markets into crisis with a disastrous budget, Prime Minister Liz Truss used her closing speech at the Conservative Party conference to blame the meltdown on a nebulous anti-growth coalition.
Is the Brexit ideology running out of road? 16/10/2022
Many Conservative party members will be wondering where they go from here. / There is talk of damage limitation and trying to save as many seats as possible in the next election.
Project Fear was right all along 15/10/2022
Six years of policy confusion and ineptitude has brought a calamitous loss of standing.
The imaginary enemy is back.
‘Every parent wants their children to grow up in a healthy environment with clean water, fresh air and thriving natural wonders. Being part of the EU helps protect these precious resources and spaces.’
With its economy in tatters, England is not having its finest hour. It is a time of transition for the United Kingdom... /
Bank of England criticism is unfair – Brexit has made it near impossible to avoid this financial crisis 29/09/2022
There is only one real way to properly calm the markets – the Prime Minister and the Chancellor need to reverse the unfunded tax cuts they announced.