The Brexit Blog

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

Friday 30 August 2019

Major Takes Government To Court


Get Ready!

One way or another, this septic three year boil of Brexit torpor will be lanced!

Thursday 29 August 2019

Boris Adopts Clouseau Tactics

A good chance of leaving both with and without a deal is classic Clouseau:

"I suspect everyone, and I suspect no one"

Tuesday 27 August 2019

Friday 23 August 2019


They are not authorised to do this, they have no mandate and they are deliberately undermining Boris's efforts to sort this mess out.

This will not help the country.


Thursday 22 August 2019

Wir Schaffen Das!

Merkel gave Boris some wiggle room in Berlin yesterday by giving him 30 days to find a solution to the backstop problem.

Boris has accepted the challenge, saying:
Wir schaffen das! (we can do this)

Let us see!

Wednesday 21 August 2019

Die Guten Alten Zeiten - Farewell Ceremony For German Defence Minister

German defence minister and EU president-elect Ursula von der Leyen says farewell to the Bundeswehr as she prepares to head for Brussels.

A wee piece of advice to the Germans, ditch the torchlight procession lads it's not a good look for the 21st century!

Tuesday 20 August 2019

Boris Writes To Donald

The Delicate Balance Between Information and Fear

Monday 19 August 2019

Patel's Delusional Policy

Until a system is in place that can distinguish between "legacy" EU citizens who reside here, and new arrivals from the EU post Brexit, ending free movement simply will not work.

It will be utter chaos.

I expect a "clarification" this week; or utter chaos on 1 November!

Friday 16 August 2019

A Totemic Moment For Boris..But Not Necessarily For Parliament!

Wednesday 14 August 2019

Hammond's Bitter Fruits of Failure

Hammond is lying through his teeth, he did everything possible to obstruct May's attempts to leave with a deal!

Tuesday 13 August 2019

General Election Coming

Britain Front and Centre

The UK is "first in line" for a trade deal with the US, President Trump's National Security Adviser has said

John Bolton said the US supported a no-deal Brexit and added that Washington would propose an accelerated series of trade deals.

According to Mr Bolton, deals could be done on a "sector-by-sector" basis, with an agreement on manufacturing being agreed first.

His comments came after meeting Prime Minister Boris Johnson at No 10.

According to Mr Bolton, a bilateral agreement or "series of agreements" could be carved out "very quickly, very straight-forwardly".

While saying that "both President Trump and I were leavers before there were leavers", he added that a trade deal for financial services and agriculture would not be the first to be agreed.

The nay sayers point out that Congress will veto any deal, if a no deal Brexit negatively impacts the Good Friday Agreement. The fact is that if there is a no deal Brexit there will be no negative impact on the GFA, because neither the UK nor Ireland will impose a hard border.

Additionally, and this is a point wilfully ignored, the "troubles" were not caused by a "hard border". Security checkpoints etc were put in place as a result of the "troubles" in order to stem the flow of arms and terrorists across the border, not to disrupt trade.

Wednesday 7 August 2019

Brexit Day Really Really Is 31 October!

Tuesday 6 August 2019

Reverse Brexit?

A reversal of Brexit (post Brexit) is entirely possible, if the EU still exists.

However, that would take many, many years; not least because the EU won't rush to put down the welcome mat anytime soon!

Friday 2 August 2019


This worst case scenario was produced before Boris became PM, and ignores the fact that there will be contingency measures in place in both the UK and the EU to prevent this sort of shot happening.

Thursday 1 August 2019

£2.1BN No Deal Safety Net