I don’t know how many on CAF are keeping up with Brexit news.
A few hours ago, May made a speech about her position on Brexit in response to the EU criticising her plan. This should not have been news to her, considering the EU have told her that the Chequers deal is a no-go ever since she made it in July.
However Mrs May is now attempting to pin all blame for this on the EU, which is a massively cowardly move. For her to act otherwise is disingenuous in the extreme.
While both sides want a deal, we have to face up to the fact that - despite the progress we have made - there are two big issues where we remain a long way apart. The first is our economic relationship after we have left. Here, the EU is still only offering us two options.
Yesterday Donald Tusk said our proposals would undermine the single market. He didn’t explain how in any detail or make any counter-proposal.
Mrs May has known that Chequers was not going to be the end game since July. She has done nothing about this. Now I believe we are speeding towards a no-deal which will be catastrophic for the UK. As a country we are in no way prepared for this. Most likely there will be food, medicine and power shortages. Britain will not be able to fly across EU skies because the qualifications of pilots will not be recognised and ships will not be able to sail for the same reason. People from the UK living in the EU will not be able to access their money from British banks if they have a Visa or Mastercard card. Businesses relying on Just In Time manufacturing are unprepared for the checks and waits a no-deal Brexit will create. Already other businesses are moving out of the UK. Checks will cause a massive tailback that this country does not have a solution for. Above all, a no-deal Brexit will automatically create a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, which is a situation all are trying to avoid.