I'm not sure that statement really sits well with reported news in the UK press:We don't negotiate with terrorists.
That was this week just gone.Loyalists have held talks with the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) about the Irish Sea border and any threat it may represent to the Union.
The LCC is an umbrella organisation representing loyalist groups including the UVF, UDA and Red Hand Commando,
THE DUP has defended its leader's decision to meet loyalist paramilitaries to discuss the implications of a mooted Brexit deal that could see a so-called border in the Irish Sea.
Not fully. You'd have no right to vote, for a start.Freedom of movement (as I see it anyway) is the freedom to travel anywhere within the EU for as long as you like, and work there/own property etc. You basically enjoy the rights of any citizen living in that country.
That's not accurate.Visa free travel is the ability to travel to any country without applying for a visa and being allowed to stay for example 3 months. Depending on the agreement you may be allowed to work etc for some/all of that period. You have no rights to state healthcare, benefits etc. As I understand it we will have visa free travel within the EU very much like we do with the USA.
Just in time delivery means it matters now, not in 6 months....To use the first three weeks outside of the EU as the basis for forming or reinforcing opinions is daft. Exit will clearly change supply chains, possibly prices and suppliers - but it would make more sense to assess how it is working in six months when at least some of the anomalies have been resolved.
Great post.The UK signed up to the EU following a referendum with an overwhelming majority (66:34). Since then our elected representative signed up to further major changes - in particular Maastricht (1992) and Lisbon (2007).
The 2016 referendum which ultimately took us out of the EU was a major mistake. But we need to make it work as well as we can. There may be pressure to rejoin in the years to come - but it will not happen in this decade!
There are clearly some teething problems - no surprise. The issues were not properly resolved in good time - a few days notice is a complete indictment of the negotiating tactics and process.
However both importers and exporters have failed to understand and complete documentation properly. There was always going to be additional paperwork and customes declatations. Complications associated with VAT were all but inevitable.
To use the first three weeks outside of the EU as the basis for forming or reinforcing opinions is daft. Exit will clearly change supply chains, possibly prices and suppliers - but it would make more sense to assess how it is working in six months when at least some of the anomalies have been resolved.
Who knows? You mean you have no particular expectations of any benefits?....
longer term: who knows
Probably correct - and the question will be raised as to why we put ourselves through the mill (for however long it takes and how much it costs) if we are going to end up in much the same place, but with a diminished reputation, less power, less influence than we ever had......but commerce will probably trump ideology and UK will most likely build a closer relationship with the EU
Potentially sacking staff in the UK, and moving your business operations to an EU nation doesn't exactly sound like a big win for the UK....moving to be inside SM
Quite a lot of people in the logistics industry - the people actually driving the trucks, so to speak - have been saying for quite some time that these are not teething problems, but structural ones. That seems worrying.There are clearly some teething problems - no surprise.
By which time we'll have robbed a generation the freedoms and opportunities we had, all so we could reduce our own rights and rot some squid in a lorry.Unless utterly overwhelming it will be another 20 years before there is a real prospect of change.
I can see Scotland going it alone and joining the EUPutting effort and emotion into complaining about what has happened is pointless. The battle has been fought (not very well by Remainers) and lost. I don't like it either but get used to it.
There is close to zero chance of re-entry in the next decade. It is likely the Tories will be in control for the next four years.
A new goverment in 1924, if they pursue a policy of re-entry, will need a few years to win a referendum, agree with EU and implement. We are unlikely to get as good a deal as we had before exit.
In 10+ years when we look to see whether it was all worth it, both sides will selectively point to data that proves their point.
As the government have failed to agree success criteria - what does it mean in terms of growth, employment, inflation etc - we will probably never know whether it was a success. In business this would be poor project management.
Nigel Farage formed UKIP in 1992. It took 20+ years to put Brexit on the agenda leading to the referendum. He is a very effective, persuasive communicator (like him or not). Unless utterly overwhelming it will be another 20 years before there is a real prospect of change.
Unlikely the EU would let them join, at least not until they set up their own independent bank and sorted out their debts which could take years.I can see Scotland going it alone and joining the EU
Oh the irony of replacing Scotland with the UK, the SNP with the Tory Brexiteers, and Westminster with the EU.I don't have a problem with Scottish independence, I don't think it would be good for the people of Scotland though and to be honest it isn't in the interest of the SNP as they would lose their appeal very quickly as rulers of an independent Scotland, their track record on the power they do wield is shameful and they only get away with it because they can blame failings on Westminster.