Brexit will be so painful that nobody else will try, Finnish minister tells Bloomberg
The sole economic modelling exercise showing material benefits for the UK from Brexit has been debunked as “doubly misleading”, further demolishing the argument that for Britain “no deal would be better than a bad deal” when it comes to the EU.
Work by the “Economists for Brexit” group, led by Professor Patrick Minford of Cardiff Business School, before last year’s referendum suggested that if the UK left the EU without a trade deal and unilaterally dropped all tariff barriers on imports the country’s GDP could be boosted by 4 per cent relative to otherwise.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/busin ... 91271.html
mrjonno wrote:Anyone noticed The Sun is now warning of the dangers of cutting back on immigration as we need the workers
You really couldn't make it up!
Anti-EU ministers show 'invincible ignorance' over European Court, says top ex-judge
Exclusive: As part of our Road to Brexit series, former European Court of Justice judge Sir David Edward warns that withdrawal from the court will not be simple
A former judge at the European Court of Justice has slammed the “invincible ignorance” of Brexit-backing ministers who believe they can free the UK from the court’s influence.
Professor Sir David Edward told The Independent he was “astonished” at what he called misleading promises of autonomy from the court, made by Brexiteer politicians.
Theresa May is expected to make stripping the court of its power in the UK an election pledge when the Conservative manifesto is published, but Sir David’s outburst follows new Brexit negotiating guidelines from the EU which show the bloc will demand the court keeps a role in Britain.
His words also come alongside those of other academic and political experts underlining how difficult it will be for the Government to maintain its hard-line stance towards removing the court’s role in British life.
As the Government moves towards Brexit talks, former judge Sir David said severing ties with Europe’s highest court in Luxembourg will not be as simple as “Leave means Leave.”
He said he was “astonished” by the “invincible ignorance” of many ministers, calling claims that Britain will be able to achieve autonomy from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) “misleading” if it later plans to trade with EU member states.
solazy wrote:After Brexit, let's take a leaf out of Tony Blair's book of quotations and tell the Welsh to fuck off as well (and the Scots and Irish).
http://www.welshnotbritish.com/2014/08/ ... welsh.html
And yes, we have also been overgenerous to the Picts.
solazy wrote:The Scots are heavily interbred, something the English are not. Scottish clan system has led to less gene diversity over the centuries. If I ever went north of the border and drove back down Scotland's best road, the one that leads to England, I would drive into Carlisle just to see some nice looking women.
This fact is overlooked and probably explains why the Scots want the EU and England do not.
Leave.EU under investigation over EU referendum spending
Electoral Commission launches inquiry into campaign headed by Nigel Farage and Arron Banks over involvement of data firm
The Electoral Commission has launched an investigation into “potential offences” by Leave.EU over its spending during last year’s EU referendum campaign.
The campaign group, which was headed by Nigel Farage and the businessman Arron Banks, is understood to have worked with the data firm Cambridge Analytica, which uses social media to influence voters.
Cambridge Analytica’s involvement was not declared to the election watchdog, which has concluded that Leave.EU has a case to answer. If the commission decides that political spending laws have been breached, it can report the campaign group to the police.
In response to the elections watchdog’s announcement, Farage tweeted:
"Could the timing of this be anything to do with the general election?"
solazy wrote:Is that a picture of you?
Population of Scotland hardly ever rises. Scots wanting opportunity more or less have to leave the place. Those that remain have little to do other than spend most of their time drinking or on the golf course. Was there ever a sport designed for loafing quite like golf, on land of no value.
Just imagine an independent Scotland. They will have to work! Unless they do a Greece and fleece the EU.
Brexit: EU demands Britain pay divorce bill in euros not pounds
Leaked document reveals a tougher stance from the EU, which has already said Britain might have to pay 60 billion euros as a condition of exiting the bloc
Britain must settle its Brexit divorce bill in euros rather than pounds, the European Union has said.
Leaked documents suggest the EU has toughened its stance in recent weeks, diminishing Britain's hopes of striking a trade agreement before leaving the bloc.
"An orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union requires settling the financial obligations undertaken before the withdrawal date," said a European Commission document seen by media organisations including AFP and Politico.
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 3 guests