Is there anyone out there?
Anyone care? Anyone out there reading this or am I howling at the moon? It feels like shouting into an abyss but as this is as much for my benefit as anyone else’s here we go. Depending on what you read or who you listen to this is where we seem to be today.
Tory/Labour talks have broken down completely or stalled or are about to deliver a compromise which offers a customs union which they aren’t going to call a customs union in order to kid on to the ERG that it’s not a customs union.
No free movement in this maybe Agreement, no single market, no second referendum and no Scottish voice. But TM and JC are both trying to hide an unpalatable fact – they both agree on Brexit. And yet the Tories are mutineering cos TM is speaking to JC and Labour are falling out cos JC is not committing to a 2nd referendum.
Sigh – in other news …
Settled status is working so well that the head of research at Ofsted – government department for the inspection of schools – has been refused settled status.
Geoffrey Cox – remember him? The most important man a couple of weeks ago?cox’s codpiece? Well he is apparently now saying “I just feel we have under-estimated its complexity. We are unpicking 45 years of in-depth integration. This needed to be done with very great care, in a phased and graduated way. It needs a hard-headed understanding of realities”
Well no shit Sherlock. I’m not a lawyer, a politician, a commentator but even I was saying this along with many of my friends two years ago- HELLLOOOOOO!
Meanwhile in Scotland
Scottish Government has been told there is no place for Scottish seafood exports on The priority ferry crossings but any surplus will be available for bids on open market.
Nicola Sturgeon has written to EU nationals living here outlining practical help from the SG to help them stay and get sorted with settled status.
The Tories meanwhile sat and laughed at FMQs whilst Richard Leonard asked about medicine shortages – shortages which are already being felt by some people and which in the event of no deal will only get worse.