The costs of Brexit could have been explained in 2016!

Earlier this week my company got the second email this year from one of our suppliers explaining that whilst the goods that we use regularly are still available, that we need to order them sooner and prepare for the delays as a result of Brexit. This is not a surprise and indeed things are far better than they could have been had the Government gone ahead with their claim that a No Deal departure would be much stronger. Of course the same people in the Government who were calling for a No Deal departure in the second half of last year where claiming soon after the referendum that we would get the best possible deals as easy as possible so they have certainly changed their minds several times. However the much more disturbing issues are the ones that Keith Burge has explained in his tweet a few days ago. The reality is that a lot of the blocks that our businesses are now facing are not something that our Government was unaware of. The same is true from Labour as well as Conservative. They both knew all of the rules that they helped to establish in nearly fifty years that we were part of the EU and its predecessor. Many of these blocks were set up to strengthen the EU internally and make it stronger as a place that needed to establish the trade deals with nations outside the EU. All of this should have been explained in the preparation for the referendum and then in the years since during which time another referendum should have taken place to double check our nation wanted to pay the price. Sadly the Prime Minister was one of those who promoted the claim that if we left we would do so easily and we would benefit a great deal financially (£350m a week was claimed on his coach) and of course that was totally dishonest.

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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