Pure fantasy. Even if it was legally allowable, Dr Fox simply hasn’t got the experienced negotiators to thrash out such a deal. But it will give succour to the Brexiteers when A50 gets triggered and the going becomes a lot, lot tougher for them.
This is so unreal. Can anyone imagine Angela Merkel being the first leader to scuttle over the Atlantic to dance praise on Donald Trump? Desperate measures for a desperate Brexit Britain.
Building a global, outward-looking, confident Britain. Building a great, rich American.
Standing on a podium spouting all this, but never any practical indication how it will be achieved.
We will be great, we will be rich, all your dreams will come true, I promise you.
No major surprise, but TM’s speech dashes any lingering dreams of a miracle. Britain will be pulling out of the Single Market, Customs Union, will no longer be making a contribution to the EU, and there will be a clampdown on immigration from Europe.
A very sad day.
British delusion knows no bounds. Theresa May wants Britain to be an equal partner with the EU27. This windy island on the north west periphery of Europe is an equal partner to the rest of Europe? Does TM think that Britain is a superpower like the USA or China? Or perhaps that there is still an empire? It seems that major part of the Brexit problem (the other being xenophobia) is this wholly unrealistic vision of what Britain is. And it starts at the top down to every little Englander waving a flag and saying that the British lion is roaring again
Britain is playing a zero sum game. By enticing companies to come to the UK with tax breaks and other concessions, it is undermining the economy of every other country in Europe. Do the British really think that the the Europeans are going to let Britain get away with being an offshore tax haven and taking away their business?
The UK has been caught up in a wave of Brexit madness from the very top to the bottom. A nation living in a fantasy world:
Yet Mrs May has said she is prepared to leave the Single Market if there is no compromise from the EU on Freedom of Movement. Britain getting a better deal than any member of the EU is extremely unlikely, so it looks like we are heading for the so-called Hard Brexit.
Remain events going on
Due out perhaps on Monday
Excitement builds up for Theresa May’s big speech on the 17th, when she is expected to say things as meaningless as anything else she has said in the last months.