The Brexit Blog

The Brexit Blog
News and comment on the Brexit process, as Britain leaves the EU.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

The Union Matters More Than Brexit

The Telegraph reports that a Whitehall shake-up is underway to make sure that saving the Union from Scottish independence is at the heart of Brexit negotiations.

Philip Rycroft (the country’s most senior civil servant head of the UK Governance Group - tasked with defending the UK - will move into the Brexit Department), will scrutinise every Brexit decision to make sure it does not undermine the Union.

All very well and dandy, but at some stage a there will be a conflict between Brexit needs and Union needs.

Which takes precedence?

Carswell Calls Time on UKIP


Douglas Carswell is quitting UKIP to become an independent MP, claiming that UKIP has now done its job.

Unsurprisingly UKIP don't see it that way.

Will this impact Brexit, in any meanuingful way?


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Scottish Vote Suspended Until Next Tuesday

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

New York Isn't Europe

Bloomberg reports that Xavier Rolet, the head of the LSE, has said that the UK’s decision to leave the European Union could push the clearing of euro-denominated financial products and 100,000 jobs to New York:
The London Stock Exchange Group via the London Clearing House operates a very successful clearing business and is currently licensed to operate in for example, in what I believe could be frankly the only logical alternative to London, if that came to pass, and that is the New York market.

All very well and nice, except that New York isn't Europe!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

#EU27 Summit April 29th

John Redwood Offers To Balance Biased BBC

Juncker's Table Manners Are Offensive

Jean-Claude Juncker displayed in one sentence why the EU is doomed:
“the choice to eat what’s on the table or not come to the table at all”.
Farewell Jean, enjoy eating on your own!