May – ‘Brexit may bring difficult times’

Well that’s is a statement of the blinding obvious, obvious to all except extreme Brexiters that is. But I think she needs to change the word ‘may’ to ‘will’.

And here’s another Mayism:-

Mrs May said she would not pretend that leaving the union would be “plain sailing”

And another:-

“I think we must be prepared for the fact that there may be some difficult times ahead. But what I am is optimistic.” I think the last sentence actually means, ‘I have everything crossed’

All said on the Andrew Marr show recently but don’t you just get the impression that she is trying to sound positive and confident about an issue that she does not know what the hell to do with?

We have already shot ourselves in one foot, we don’t have to shoot ourselves in the other!

May – She’s playing a game which she does not know how to win

www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/aug/28/theresa-may-brexit-meeting-single-market

The Guardian has the story on it web site – see link above

Leaving the Single Market without clearly knowing what a credible alternative trading strategy will look like could well destroy our economy.

It’s alright for Brexiters to say oh just leave all will be fine when they have no idea whether it will be or not! Do we really want mass unemployment, a collapsing economy and no money to support vital public services? If not then we all have to see all the options before us before we go wandering off another cliff.

Thanks to Roy Connell for spotting this story.

Brexit – The best resposte I have seen

The words below are those of a Jonathan Walker – I don’t know him but he has given permission for them to be quoted. A spot on reposte to the utter madness of Brexit….

I won’t sit back and allow mine and my family’s European citizenship to be stripped away from us without our consent after a non-binding plebiscite that was won by harnessing xenophobia on an industrial scale and lying about EU budgets and how they could be spent on the NHS. People saying ‘just move on’ simply haven’t understood the profound cultural, economic, political and social consequences of Brexit. This is the most serious constitutional crisis since 1945. The decisions that are being made now will affect us for generations. No, I will not just ‘move on’, or stop posting about it. Given that we lack an effectively Parliamentary voice at the moment because Labour is led by a Eurosceptic and has turned in on itself this summer, it is more important than ever that those of us who value the European ideal do not abandon it, and seek to hold the government and Vote Leave to account. This is OUR future at stake.

Bexit – May is facing all kinds of difficulties – Makes you wonder if it will actually happen

www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-08/brexit-red-lines-drafted-by-eu-27-as-u-k-prepares-its-strategy?cmpid=GP.Markets

This is an interesting read – see link above – and it shows how Prime Minister May has been put in a big hole with a spade to help her dig it deeper. In reality she has no way out of the hole of course and it may well finish her in the fullness of time.

My thanks to Roy Connell for spotting this story.

Brexit worries are getting deeper

www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-manufacturing-falls-even-faster-than-thought-in-wake-of-vote-a7165911.html

The link above is to an article on the Independent web site which is well worth reading and it seems to indicate that we are potentially heading back into recession.

‘Manufacturing activity fell even more rapidly in the wake of the Brexit vote than first expected, according to the latest much-watched survey snapshot of the sector.’

Is Brexit really to blame? Probably. Do Brexiters care? Some of them clearly don’t as they voted on a ‘bugger the consequences’ basis as I pointed out in my last posting about the EU referendum a few of days ago. A link to that posting is available below:-

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2016/08/02/brexit-why-did-it-happen-and-will-it-hasten-pr/

My thanks to Roy Connell for spotting this story.