Request for new Brexit impact analyses shows the UK and EU are dancing in the dark

Embrace? Theresa May is trying to draw Jean-Claude Junker into her death-grip but he is determinedly holding her back.

This will be the final brand in the bonfire of David Davis’s 58 (or however many there were supposed to be) Brexit analyses, then.

MPs have signalled they either don’t believe the information in those documents – or they are out of date.

It also shows that the Conservative government has been trying to negotiate a Brexit deal without any idea of the possible effects – of any outcome. Perhaps Mr Davis should have spent a little more than four hours this year in talks with his counterpart, Michel Barnier?

The situation is akin to Theresa May trying to dance with Jean-Claude Junker in a completely dark room; for all she knows, he is as far away from her as it is possible to be – and that is probably the way he wants it.

The story simply reinforces the view This Writer put forward on June 2: Members of the Tory government don’t care what impact Brexit will have on the people of the UK.

Their only concern is how they personally can profit from it.

The Treasury and Bank of England have been asked to draw up analysis of the impact of any Brexit deal struck with the UK.

The Commons Treasury select committee said it had also requested research from the Financial Conduct Authority on the potential impact of the withdrawal agreement and future framework.

Treasury committee chairwoman Nicky Morgan said MPs should be “properly informed” before the promised parliamentary vote on the deal.

Source: MPs request Bank and Treasury Brexit analysis

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3 thoughts on “Request for new Brexit impact analyses shows the UK and EU are dancing in the dark

  1. Zippi

    The trouble is (and this is only my opinion) that any commentator has a vested interest; we all know about big business. Nobody knows what will happen, because it hasn’t been done, the thing is still being negotiated, therefore there are no sample data from which to draw any meaningful conclusions; much like went I went to my bank, with my new contract, to ask for a temporary loan to carry me through until I started my new job. “But you’re not working,” said the chap, “which means that we’re basing your repayments on an income of nil, which means that we can lend you nothing.”
    The E.U.s negotiating timetable has been unhelpful to all concerned, almost as if they were trying to orchestrate the worst possible outcome for both parties. This should have been the easiest deal to strike. Until both sides start talking practical sense, we will all still be in the dark and no amount of experts will be able to even begin to forecast what might happen, let alone give a reasonable guess, because, like my bank chappie said to me, you have nothing and with a sample of zero, the only reasonable outcome is zero; everything else is pure speculation and if the conclusion turns out to be accurate, it will be pure luck, or coincidence. Based on this, I cannot believe, or even entertain anything that either the so-called experts says, or the nay-sayers. Once the land has ceased shifting, we might be able to plot a course; until then, we are adrift and at the mercy of the tides.

  2. NMac

    The only benefit I can see coming from Brexit is that it will finish off the Tory Party.

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