The Conservatives – greyhounds of Brexit?

The Conservatives – greyhounds of Brexit?

Seven years into austerity, a divided party, and the most turmultous event the country has seen since the end of the Second World War, the government should be on its last legs, but in reality it is prospering. Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party should be capitalising on the mistakes that the government has made, … Continue reading The Conservatives – greyhounds of Brexit?

Gibraltar – the rock won’t be budged

Since Friday the Gibraltar story has been rumbling. It is slightly ironic that for all of the protections guaranteed to Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland little if no protection was awarded to Gibraltar. The Spanish haven’t made any specific threat but it is the European Union which are giving the government of Spain an effective … Continue reading Gibraltar – the rock won’t be budged

Divisions in the parties: Brexit differences inside political parties

Divisions in the parties: Brexit differences inside political parties

From the outside, the Conservative party seem united over Brexit, only one MP Kenneth Clarke voted against giving the Prime Minster the right to trigger Article 50. In reality this actually hides a lot of discontent. Anna Soubry in the New Statesman openly speculated about creating a new centrist pro-Europe party similar to the Social … Continue reading Divisions in the parties: Brexit differences inside political parties

Letters traded – what so both sides of Brexit want?

Letters traded – what so both sides of Brexit want?

The European Council today issued what it wants from the Brexit negotiations. As promised, Council President Donald Tusk released guidelines on how the European Council will negotiate Brexit. This briefing, along with the letter Theresa May sent on Wednesday is the best indication to how negotiations will proceed over the next two years, and where … Continue reading Letters traded – what so both sides of Brexit want?

Its going to be a long two years

Its going to be a long two years

One day in and already lots of news. Today and yesterday we saw the response from individual European Union nations to the suggestion that both the exit deal and free trade negotiations can be done in parallel. President François Hollande said that he would reject any deal that is done simultaneously. Monsieur Hollande may be … Continue reading Its going to be a long two years

Reaction from various UK party leaders

Reaction from various UK party leaders

Theresa May (Conservative) The Prime Minister made a statement in the House of Commons today outlining her view for Brexit. This, along with the six page letter she sent to Donald Tusk outlined the bulk of her negotiating position. In the letter she outlined her priorities for Brexit and what Britain will look to achieve … Continue reading Reaction from various UK party leaders