Brexit – Shoppers ‘in the dark’ about Brexit effect

UK shoppers are “completely in the dark” about the effect Brexit will have on their weekly shop, a former Sainsbury’s boss has told BBC Panorama.

Justin King, who ran the supermarket for a decade, said the “last thing” any current supermarket boss would reveal was their intention to put up prices.

But he added it was “very clear” shoppers would face “higher prices, less choice and poorer quality”.

The main supermarkets declined to speak to BBC Panorama.

Mr King, who ran Sainsbury’s until 2014, said: “Brexit, almost in whatever version it is, will introduce barriers.

“That makes it less efficient which means all three of those benefits – prices, quality and choice – go backwards.”

Says it all in a few words, so did the slim 52% majority of those who voted in the EU Referendum really want this consequence?

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting

Brexit big shot now says it was a bad idea! Who would have thought it?

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-latest-news-vote-leave-director-dominic-cummings-leave-eu-error-nhs-350-million-lie-bus-a7822386.html

This is one for all you Brexiters out there to ponder on as you followed the line put out by such folk and you got us into the mess that the UK now finds itself in.

Yes I know that 80% of the electorate voted for a hard Brexit in the recent General Election as both Labour and the Tories promised such in their manifestos. And yes its more than the 52% you Brexiters gained in the EU Referendum so I am sure you feel you have won the argument hands down. But what exactly have you won?

A stable economy – No, a stable Government – No, an opposition (Labour) that will oppose Teresa May’s headless chicken Brexit – NO, more opportunities for future generations – NO (in fact less as their rights to travel in the EU will be restricted), Getting rid of faceless EU bureaucrats who make laws we have to obey – No (there weren’t any), an extra £350m a week for the NHS – No (you were lied to about that one). I could go on but you get my drift. You won for us nothing worth having whilst chucking away things that were worth having. Wow and thanks very much!

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting

Brexit – What on earth are Labour up to?

Tim Farron my party leader sent me this e-mail yesterday:-

Tonight, in the House of Commons MPs voted on an amendment to the Queen’s Speech that would have kept us in the Single Market.

All Twelve Liberal Democrat MPs voted in favour. As did 89 MPs from other parties.

Unfortunately, Jeremy Corbyn ordered his MPs to abstain – and as a result, the amendment was defeated by 221 votes.

I wish I could say I was surprised. But once again, Jeremy Corbyn has shown his true colours.

Yet again, he has forced Labour MPs to back a Tory hard Brexit.

On the most important issue of the day, Jeremy Corbyn ordered his MPs to sit on their hands.

I’m sorry we didn’t win tonight’s vote.

Thank you for all your support and commitment – together, we have kept our membership of the single market on the table.

Tonight’s vote isn’t the end of our campaign. The single market is so important, for jobs, for our economy and for our future.

We have to keep on fighting. We have to persuade this Conservative Brexit Government and their staunchest ally, Jeremy Corbyn, to change course. Before it’s too late.

Thank you,

Tim
Tim Farron

Leader of the Liberal Democrats

I have also seen Labour’s Deputy Leader Tom Watson being cornered on Channel 4 News and asked what the difference is between Labour’s policy on Brexit and that being pursued by the Tories. He could not answer and responded by saying that he did not know what the Tory policy was, or words to that effect. Trouble for him is he could easily have been talking about Labour’s Brexit policy muddle!

Pleased to see that some Labour MP’s defied the Corbyn whip and voted to keep us in the Single Market though.

Brexit – Where will the NHS find enough nurses?

www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40248366

The BBC has the story on its web site – see link above

Quote from the BBC posting – ‘Without EU nurses, it will be even harder for the NHS and other employers to find the staff they need to provide safe patient care.’

So the 52% of electors who chose to vote Out in last June’s EU Referendum have caused this! Thanks very much, what on earth were you thinking of? Don’t you have to visit an NHS hospital like the 48% of us who voted Remain?

Brexit – ‘Britain being led to epic act of self harm’

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/03/britain-being-led-to-epic-act-self-harm-brexit

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

If this thoughtful assessment of the UK’s perilous situation does not sober up the mad Brexiters in the Tory and Labour parties I am not at all sure what on earth will.

Mrs. May and her Brexit lapdog Mr. Corbyn potentially have us on the road to utter ruin. They may well have swallowed UKIP’s mad ideas of isolation, closed borders and Little England but the prospect of no deal with the EU and a government of Bluekip or Redkip with no idea how to stop digging the vast Brexit hole we are already in any deeper is horrifying indeed.

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting.

Brexit – ‘scaremongers’ proved right

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/02/brexit-scaremongers-proved-right-economy-slump-inflation

The Guardian has the story on its web site

Quote from article – ‘It’s taken a year, but as Britain’s economy slumps and inflation bites, the warnings about the costs of our vote to leave the EU are coming true’

But then again we all really knew that leaving the EU would be a huge error of judgement didn’t we?

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting