The EU departure proposals need a higher level of accountability


The news yesterday that our Prime Minister is opposing the proposal by Matt Hancock to work with the European Union on pandemic warning on subjects such as Cornovirus is clearly very concerning and then the suggestion from Truss that workers will benefit from the US trade deal based on a £1.8bn pay rise both need to be challenged by the Parliament. The security of our nation depends on health and it also depends on policing issues, it was only a few days ago that the Government claimed they would not participate in the European Arrest system. This may make sense to some people, but if everyone in Europe fleeing arrests in the European Union area chooses to flee to the UK, we may be able to stop some of them from arriving but others will arrive and our ability to send them back will be severely challenged, as for people we want to arrest and send to Court could travel out to Europe and become very difficult to get returned. The workers benefits of £1.8bn would be lovely if it was for 10,000 people (Truss suggested it was 10’s of thousands of people) as they would each receive an increase of £180,000. However if it is for all of our workforce which is about 40m people, then it drops to around £1 a week which is nice but not worth very much to most people.

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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