This post appeared on LinkedIn this morning and one could imagine that it was providing businesses with a range of information to help them prepare for our departure at the end of 2020. Unfortunately the link offered carries on with the same sort of text “The transition period – There is now a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. The current rules on trade, travel, and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period. New rules will take effect on 1 January 2021. You should prepare now and subscribe to email updates about any additional arrangements.”
The fact that our deal for leaving the EU is being promoted in a range of ways by various Government Ministers at the current moment indicates that they don’t know how things will be in the future between them which displays very clearly that our invitation to vote to leave the EU was a very false option and there is still a strong argument for asking us to confirm our support for whatever deal Johnson and his colleagues finally arrive at with the EU. Clearly such an idea will be opposed by him and his team, but they also oppose the idea of giving Scottish and Irish people a chance to express their views in a democratic way, given that according to this posting above that we have now left the EU and indeed some Welsh people are raising similar requests. It seems inevitable that such requirements will become much more important if the Government is serious about considering the views of the residents of all 4 nations.