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I thought you might like to read a Guardian article by the well known journalist Polly Toynbee, which seems to sum the the current situation in the UK as the MPs go for their summer break – in other words going from bad to worse.

Of course, people have different views on Brexit, but the lack of understanding by senior UK politicians of the consequences of Brexit is quite staggering. The UK crashing out of the EU without a ‘deal’ on 29th March next year is now considered likely unless there is a change of approach by Theresa May and her cabinet.

The EU are not willing to change the fundamental rules and laws that make up the EU institution, but are willing to negotiate on pretty much everything else. This was made clear to Theresa May last year.

The UK with its Chequers White Paper wants the EU to change its fundamental rules and laws so the UK can benefit form the single market without being in the EU itself. Needless to say, all the EU countries have unanimously said no to this proposal – if you want the full benfits of the single market, you have to be a member of it like they are.

The EU has suggested a ‘Norway’ style deal which means being in the EEA or a ‘Canada’ style deal as an independent country. Both have been rejected by Theresa May and her cabinet, therefore leaving crashing out with ‘no deal’ the default scenario.


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