The Brexit Blog

The Brexit Blog
News and comment on the Brexit process, as Britain tries to leave the EU.

Monday, 17 June 2019

Labour Gives Up On Brexit

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Sajid To Bribe The Irish

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The Only Two Brexit Options - Revoke or No Deal

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

The Civil Service is Revolting

Friday, 7 June 2019

The Peterborough Distraction

As those from the various parties try to pick and choose the "facts" from last night's result to suit their own political agenda, it is clear that until Brexit is sorted out (eg leave, don't leave..etc etc..) the political system that was is broken.

My advice to the "old school" politicians is that you need to sort this out one way or another!

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Olly Off?

Monday, 3 June 2019

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

The EU Elections Results - FACTOID ALERT!

FACTOID: irrespective of your view pro or anti Brexit, the turnout was a shite 38%.

As such, be careful what you choose to read into the results and which parties you place in the pro/anti Brexit camps!

Friday, 24 May 2019

Be Careful What You Wish For..

Now that it seems May will finally go (at some date to be announced) there is doubtless much cheering and revelry amongst those who would take her throne.

However, cool your jets ladies and gents!

Whoever takes the crown still faces the same arithmetic that May has faced in the House.

Realistically these are the only two possible outcomes (with or without a general election and/or referendum):

1 No deal Brexit (the EU will not reopen the deal)

2 No Brexit

In the event of no deal Brexit, Labour will be asked why they allowed this to happen, when they could have voted for the WAB.

In the event of no Brexit, the ERG will be asked why they allowed this happen, when they could have voted for the WAB.

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Mark Spencer Gets His Moment In The Spotlight - Cue The Dramatic Music

Leadsom Resigns With A Brexit Blue Signature

There Will Be A Reckoning!

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Theresa May's Scorched Earth Policy

May has managed to make a terrible situation worse, and it is clear that aside from being delusional she is deliberately trying to make the situation untenable/unfeasible for whoever replaces her as PM.

When a leader goes mad he/she abrogates the right to loyalty and must be removed immediately, lest that person builds their funeral pyre on the lives of others!

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Dan Snow Admits He Was Talking Bollocks! - #SnowGate

Monday, 20 May 2019

Fake or Genuine?

May Keeps Fiddling Whilst "Rome" Burns

May will try to get the WAB through parliament again this week, with some "major" concessions.

She will of course fail!

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Brexit To Go Beyond Summer

The above statement form Number 10 indicates that May intends to continue to push her version of Brexit to Summer and beyond ("..if the UK is to leave the EU before the Summer..").

Given that it won't pass before the Summer recess, if she remains in office (not in power) this disgrace will continue post Summer.

Will the Tories please man up and remove this dreadful person from office!

Monday, 13 May 2019

Fucking Hell!

Friday, 10 May 2019

Auf Wiedersehen May - #Mayxit

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Tory Policy To Vote Brexit Party In European Elections

Friday, 3 May 2019

Corbyn Bigger Problem Than Brexit!

Bloody hell, I thought May was bad I had no idea things were so bad in the Labour Party!

Thursday, 2 May 2019

The Brexit Nightmare Solved

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Steve Hawkes Nails It

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Theresa May Has Lost Her Mind

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

This Is All Getting a Bit Tedious!

It was so nice to have a few Brexit free days, sadly it was not to last!

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Pelosi Wades In

All very well, except there is no deal at the moment!

Friday, 12 April 2019

Stand Down A Flight!

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Brexit Latest!

Extension Granted Until Halloween

I guarantee that Westminster will squander this extension!

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Long, Short or Non?

Today's Brexit question that will be answered by the end of the day (theoretically), will the UK be granted an extension; if so will it be long or short?

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Leadsom Loses Touch With Reality

The Berlin and Paris meetings are simply the Germans and French being polite, and hoping they can coax a better performance (than the previous occasions) out of May when she faces the full EU again tomorrow.

Monday, 8 April 2019

Friday, 5 April 2019

May's 30 June Extension Request

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Stuck In Purgatory Forever

It seems we will be stuck in purgatory (neither pproperly in, nor properly out) forever now.

Well done the ERG!

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

The Blame Game

May Hands Control of Brexit To Corbyn and Parliament

Yesterday, in a speech of very thin gruel, May handed control of Brexit to Corbyn and parliament.

Whilst the ERG et al fulminate that this is a betrayal, it may not be entirely what it seems.

For why?

Given that we have only until 12 April to formulate a plan that the EU will accept, pound to a penny Corbyn screws this up and Parliament ends up deadlocked. As such we will leave the EU without a deal, and May can blame Corbyn and Parliament for screwing it up!

Of course given how unpredictable the ongoing Brexit shenanigans are, it is highly likely I am wrong!

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Stop Dithering - Make a Decision

May's Time For Fence Sitting Ends

Leaders who dither and procrastinate, always end up in the shit as May is now finally realising.

Cameron The Destroyer

A Failure of Compromise?

Boles may well be right about the Tories. However, he should not ignore the fact that May's deal would have passed if Labour had voted for it. The failure of compromise lies with all parties at Westminster, not just the Tories.

This is evidenced by the fact that all of last night's indicative votes were defeated.

Monday, 1 April 2019

Chief Whip Vents His Spleen

Friday, 29 March 2019

Happy Brexit Day - Cancelled!

Bungs Galore!

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Edwina Currie Nails It!

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Mogg Loses His Loaf

The great unwashed (myself included) concluded months ago that if the ERG blocked May's deal, then Brexit would most likely fizzle out or be suffocated.

It beggars belief that Mogg and the ERG, allegedly well educated and intelligent people, are only now waking up to this and realising they have most likely destroyed the chances of Britain leaving the EU!

Tusk Wants Britain To Stay

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Utter Fucking Chaos is Coming!

Those of you who thought that things are pretty chaotic now, haven't seen anything yet!

Utter fucking chaos is coming, in the form of non decisive and divisive indicative votes, clamour for a rerun of the referendum and most likely a general election before summer.


Monday, 25 March 2019

In, Out, In, Out, You Shake It All About

Those of you wishing to understand what is happening with Brexit, would be just as well informed by singing the Hokey Cokey!

Friday, 22 March 2019

EU Now Exercising Adult Supervision

Quel Dommage!

British politicians are today unable to implement what the people asked.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

At Last Some Adult Supervision- The End of May!

Irrespective that May has asked for end of June, EU will go for the end of May ;)

Brexit Is Still 29 March

Correct me if I am wrong, but according to the statue books Brexit is still going to happen on March 29th at 23:00.

In the event our illustrious political elite want to delay that, shouldn't they be passing a new statutory instrument?

The Short Delay To Nowhere

I guarantee that May will squander this delay (even if it is granted).

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Trapped In Purgatory Until May Goes

Ooh Mr Speaker!

We have a lousy Prime Minister, a lousy government and a lousy opposition. 

No one knows how this will pan out, and whilst MPs are playing their games real people have real lives to live and need to know when (if at all) we are leaving in order to manage their lives accordingly!

Monday, 18 March 2019

ERG Doing Its Best To Sabotage Brexit

For reasons that only the ERG can probably understand, its current position appears to be that it will create a situation where Brexit is delayed for months if not years.

Quite how this squares with the their objective of Brexit is beyond my simple understanding!

Friday, 15 March 2019

The Last Few Days Explained

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Cox Speaks

A Right Cox Up!

Starmer's View

As I said yesterday, our beloved politicians will engineer a situation whereby we are forever shackled to the EU on worse terms than we already have.

Monday, 11 March 2019

This Week

This week will see the UK permanently shackle itself to the EU on worse terms than the current membership terms.

Well done everyone!

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Grieve Gagging To Be Deselected

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

The Cretins In Westminster Have Totally Fucked This Up!

Monday, 4 March 2019

Cox Has Given Up

Friday, 1 March 2019

Farage's Nice Little Earner

Protesters wanting to join a nationwide Brexit march led by Nigel Farage through Doncaster later this month are being asked to pay £50 to take part.

Call me old fashioned, but in my day marches used to be free!


May Must Fall On Her Sword To Save Her Deal

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Trump Uses The Brexit Playbook

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

EU Offers Get Out of Jail Card

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Theresa May's Ides of March Strategy

Corbyn's Volte Farce Adds To The Confusion

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

The Elusive Key To Pandora's Box

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Deadlines Focus Minds

An extension, other than to sort out administrative issues, is utterly pointless and merely prolongs the agony.

The only way that this will be resolved is for the cretins in Westminster to have their tiny minds focused by a deadline that is fixed!

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Dutch Government Launches Brexit Muppet

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

There Is a Solution But.....

Read the thread, and you can see that there is a good chance that there will be a reasonable solution to this.

However, there is one fly in the ointment..


Olly's Bar Room Banter

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Hold Your Nerve Whilst May Runs Down The Clock

Monday, 11 February 2019

Theresa's Guessing Game

Who Is Napoleon?

 MPs are drawing comparisons between Brexit & the French Revolution. Roles have been assigned: Gove as Brissot; Boris as Danton; Rees-Mogg as Robespierre, the arch radical pursuing a “Republic of Virtue.” Lurking off stage, unknown & unassigned: Napoleon

Thursday, 7 February 2019

There Will Be a Deal

A Little Boeuf Goes a Long Way

Tusk's Special Place In Hell

Does Tusk's hell come with a time limited backstop?

he is wrong, 
there was a plan 
and that was...


Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Details Details Details

"Good and services.."?????

V Day

Brighton Ready for Brexit

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

There Will Be No Customs Delays

As per the FT:
"Goods shipped to Britain from the EU will be waved through UK ports without checks for a temporary period if there is a no deal Brexit, HM Revenue & Customs announced on Monday. 

In a move aimed at reducing gridlock at UK ports if Britain leaves the EU without a deal, HMRC said it would introduce “simplified importing procedures” for an initial period of one year. In a letter to 145,000 VAT-registered companies, the UK’s tax collection agency said that, under its plans, companies transporting goods into the UK would be able to defer making a full declaration until after the goods had crossed the border. 

Companies would also be able to defer paying any duty until the month after import."
As I noted the other day, the laws of man can be changed at the stroke of bureaucrat's pen as HMRC have just proven!

Stuart Wheeler Nails It!

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Recess Cancelled

Our beloved MPs are so caught up in the Brexit shenanigans that their February recess is to be cancelled.

All very well, but I doubt it will get them any closer to resolving their disagreements.

Given that Westminster, wrt Brexit, has ill served the British people I propose that we take a leaf out of the Holy See's playbook.

Lock the bastards in the Palace of Westminster,  without food, drink and contact with the outside world until they resolve this clusterfuck.

Better still, when they do resolve it, keep them locked in so that they can't do any more damage to the country!

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

The Laws of Physics vs The Laws Man

There are the laws of physics and the laws of man. When I throw a ball into the air, the laws of physics bring it back to earth. These cannot be changed.

The laws of man, such as bureaucratic paperwork at a border, can be changed at the stroke of a bureaucrat's pen!

Friday, 25 January 2019

Kudos To The Queen

Kudos to the Queen for diplomatically trying to knock the heads of our useless politicians together!

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

The Fake Demand For a People's Vote

Whenever I see the word "people" inserted into a political discussion/demand, I instinctively reach for my sickbag!

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Settled Status Fee Scrapped

If Only...

If only our "respected" MPs could grasp the following facts:

1 The referendum result was in favour of Brexit

2 Being unable to present a unified plan for Brexit means that MPs will end up ensuring that Britain leaves the EU without any form of deal.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The World of Pure Imagination - Brexit/Remain

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Want to change the world?
There's nothing to it
There is no
Life I know
To compare with pure imagination
Living there
You'll be free
If you truly wish to be
If you want to see magic lands
Close your eyes and you will see one

Last night's defeat of May's Brexit deal has left all sides of the Brexit debate seeing a bright and glorious future.

The Brexiteers see a no deal exit on WTO terms, and the Remainers see an opportunity to stop Brexit.

In truth the outcome can be whatever people want IT to be, all that they have to do is agree on what they actually want.


Thursday, 10 January 2019

The Clusterfuck Is Strong In May