9 Lessons in Brexit
“Remember the words of Ivan Rogers the next time you hear some plausible posh boy in a suit telling you ‘no deal’ wouldn’t hurt at all and might even be a jolly good thing.” J.K. Rowling
Two and a half years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, the political debate over Brexit seems as intense and as complicated as ever. Who and what can we trust? And how on ear
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Amid all the technical discussion on WTO, Customs Unions, Canada+++ there is one short passage I will bring to my future comrade's attention:
"...we are dealing with a politica...more
Sir Ivan competently and judiciously shows how the fallacies of Leavers, as well as Remainers, has led Britain into dire straits. While the current climate is obviously not ideal, S ...more
Commendably clear explanations of why much of what is said by both people on both sides of the Brexit debate is woefully incorrect, all wrapped in a blistering attack on the Government's entire approach to Brexit negotiations (which have resulted in "an obviously bad deal"). It's a forceful essay, but which sheds quite a lot of light alongside the heat.
Rogers says we need more honesty with th ...more
‘What, really, are these “equivalence” and “adequacy” stories about? They are the EU projecting power–which it does quite as well as, and probably more effectively than, Washington, in multiple critical regulatory areas–and using its pooling of internal sovereignty to impose its values and standards well beyond its borders....‘Going global’, unless it’s purely an empty slogan, is precisely the ability to project both force and inf ...more