The Brexit Blog

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

Thursday 29 November 2018

Secret Blueprint To Allow The UK To Unilaterally Abandon The Backstop - Blocked By May

Oh Dear God! - Quisling Alert

Remainers' Mass Debate Shambles

The public don't want to see these two remainers score points off each other.

Second Referendum? Never! Never! Never!

Other Than Wrecking Things, Labour Doesn't Actually Have a Plan

Corbyn and May To Mass Debate Next Week

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Project Fear II - The Bank of England Speaks

Hammond Gives May's Deal a "Ringing" Endorsement

To be fair, May thinks Hammond's forecasts are bollocks!

Project Fear II - May's Deal Is The least Worst Option (Allegedly)

Trying to sell something as being the least worst option (other than staying in the EU) really is not the greatest marketing strategy, neither is borrowing from Project Fear's failed playbook.

People are capable of achieving great things, and enduring all sorts of hardships if they see a bright future and if the person leading them inspires them with hope, confidence and courage.

Methinks May will lose big time.

Tuesday 27 November 2018

Trump Nixes Brexit Deal

Monday 26 November 2018

May's Desire To Mass Debate!

Reality Check


Macron Pisses In The Drinking Well

Friday 23 November 2018

Politics is Everything to Her, This is Her Life.

May may well pull this off!

The EU Doesn't Like The Deal - There's Irony For You!

Thursday 22 November 2018

The Rising Sun Approaches

Image result for the land of the rising sun

Utterly Meaningless..

It Will Be Deep and Flexible

Moggy's Nanny will hate it!

Almost There..Until The British Parliament Rejects It!

May Told Her Deal Won't Fly

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Grin and Bear It!

It Won't Be Britain That Ditches The Deal

John Major's Spitting Image Puppet Appears Next To Moggy (On His Left)

Tuesday 20 November 2018

The Netherlands Great No Deal Bill

This is what Barnier et al don't want you to know, EU states will need to interact with us and will ensure they can in the event of no deal!

May's "Secret" Plan To Solve The Irish Question

A not very "secret" plan given that it's been published in the Sun, and if the plan is so good/viable why does she want it kept "secret"?

Monday 19 November 2018

What Happens Next

Operation Bullshit

As Brady noted the other day, just because an MP says that he/she has submitted (or will submit) a letter doesn't necessarily mean that they have/will.

How come?

MPs are liars!

Thursday 15 November 2018

Ranil Jayawardena (PPS at the Ministry of Justice) Has Gone

Gove Offered Poison Chalice

Smooth and Orderly

Anne-Marie Trevelyan (PPS to the Education Ministers to the Prime Minister) Has Gone

Suella Braverman (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at Department for Exiting the European Union) Has Gone..No I Hadn't Heard of Her Either!

McVey Has Gone

The Odd Couple

Theresa May is meeting Corbyn, in order to get his party's support for her deal as her party won't back her.

Shailesh Vara (Northern Ireland Minister) Has Gone

Raab Has Gone

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Bring On Mr Blobby To Sort This Mess Out!

Reality Check

Article 50 was signed on 28 March 2017, since then what the fuck have we achieved wrt planning for our post Brexit existence?


May Seems To Have Thrown The DUP Under The Bus

Tuesday 13 November 2018

D Day..or Is It?

The Endgame

I wonder if Theresa May really understands what she meant by calling this the "endgame"?

Pizza Club Back By Popular Demand

Monday 12 November 2018

The Ongoing Shitshow

Brexit, At Least May's Version of Brexit, Is Dead In The Water

Friday 9 November 2018

FCA Warns of Brexit Scam Risk

The Financial Conduct Authority has warned that it is expecting more scams “during this period of uncertainty” (ie Brexit), and warned consumers not to give over their personal bank details in phone calls or emails purportedly from their lender.

May Preparing To Shaft The DUP

Thursday 8 November 2018

Raab Demonstrates His "Understanding" of Trade Flows


Wednesday 7 November 2018

Draft Brexit Agreement On The Table

The Brexit Grid

I see that the Tories have taken a leaf out of Blair's Labour government, and have adopted the concept of "the grid"!

Brexit Communications Grid Summary

Cabinet reviews the deal this Tuesday, the 6th November. They expect all the details to then leak.
"A moment of decisive progress" will be announced this Thursday. Raab to announce.

The narrative is going to be measured success, that this is good for everyone, but won't be all champagne corks popping.

Then there's recess until 12th.

After the announcement of decisive progress there follows the 10 days of Sherpa meetings with EU 27 and then daily themed announcements.

19th November - "We have delivered on the referendum" PM speaks at the CBI conference.
Saying this deal brings the country back together, now is the time for us all to unite behind it for the good of all our futures etc. She will also hold a business reception.

This is the day both the Withdrawal Agreement and Future Framework will be put to Parliament by way of a statement from Raab who will also do media. Junior ministers are doing regional media all day. Government lining up 25 top business voices including Carolyn Fairburn and lots of world leaders eg Japanese PM to tweet support for the deal.

20th - Theme is Delivering for the Whole of the UK - PM to visit the north and or Scotland and the Commons will debate in business motions the date of the Meaningful Vote.

PM will be back in the house to vote. The Cabinet Office publishes its explainer of the deal and what it means for the public, comparing it to No Deal, but not to our current deal.

Other business leaders to come out and back it eg Adam Marshall from Chambers of Commerce and supportive voices in devolved regions like Andy Street and Andy Burnham. Also hoping to get 3rd Sector voices out supporting it.

21st - Theme is Economy, Jobs, Customs. Philip Hammond to open debate in Commons and Raab to close it. Institute of Directors to speak out.

Hoping for Stephen Martin, Martin McTeague etc

22nd - Theme is immigration - take back control of our borders. Home Sec doing media and visits. Raab on QT in the West mids.

Hope Mike Hawes of SMMT will speak out in favour along with influential voices from the rest of the world saying how great this is for the flow of global talent.

23rd - Theme is money - NHS funding and structural funds. Matt Hancock hospital visit. David Everett to welcome the deal alongside Tech for UK.

24th Theme is Northern Ireland and The Union - no hard border in the UK and the integrity of the Union is protected. PM visits border communities and business in NI and maybe also to Wales to visit agri and export businesses. Karen Bradley doing media.

Trying to get Varadker to support and Anand Menon and Henry Newman too.

25th - Theme is global Britain. We can strike trade deals with RoW (rest of world) security in this one too.

Speech from Liam Fox. Jeremy Hunt on Marr. Hope Miles Celic to come out in support (City UK).
Lining up lots of former foreign secs to come out in support and Mark Littlewood of the IEA.

26th - theme is taking back control of our laws, Raab doing media. PM interview with Dimbleby.

27th - morning theme is agri and fisheries. Gove doing a visit and media.


Tuesday 6 November 2018

Free Movement To Continue Under No Deal

It is fair to say the the Home Office doesn't know what the fuck it is doing!

It is also fair to remind you all the the Home Office was once the fiefdom of the PM!


Monday 5 November 2018

Project Fear Was Bollocks

Thursday 1 November 2018

Raab's Optimism of Yesterday Appears To Be Misplaced