Public negotiations are very different to commercial ones

The news that the European Research Group within the Tory Party are forming a new law that will enable the Government to prosecute any British Citizen who undermines the government departure negotiations with the EU indicates that these politicians are wanting to act as if these public changes are the same as what happens in a commercial setting. The same misnomer took place early on when David Davis kept on pointing out that he was not willing to explain what the deal would be, because such matters were confidential. This was despite the fact that any EU departure deal needs to be agreed with 27 other Nations, all of whom will have a large number of people to consult with and that the UK Government needs to consult with large numbers of civil servants and 650 MPs and nearly 800 Peers and each of those would wish to consult with other people. In any case our departure from the EU will impact many of us in terms of our businesses, our relatives and our neighbours and so our views and our attempt to get a better outcome is understandable. To make such discussions and attempts to come up with a different approach when each of the ERG is an elected representative of some 70,000 voters is completely misunderstanding what Parliament is supposed to be achieving.

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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