Impact of Brexit will be serious for all. Lynn New letters
However, there remain a substantial number of significant obstacles to her ambition.
Parliament has defeated the negotiated deal by 230 votes, the largest defeat for a sitting government in history.
The EU insists that it will not renegotiate Britain’s withdrawal agreement, however many times they are asked.
The Electoral Commission ruled that Vote Leave, the referendum’s official campaign in favour of leaving the European Union, committed serious breaches of electoral law, imposed fines and recommended to parliament it needs greater powers.
Opinion polls consistently tell us that more people in the UK now want to remain in the EU than originally voted to leave in the referendum.
Joint UK and Irish membership of the EU is required for the Good Friday Agreement to work. Brexit seriously risks reigniting the troubles.
The Scottish Nationalists have stated that they will rabidly pursue a second independence referendum for Scotland upon the UK’s departure from the EU. Buoyed by disgruntled Scottish remain sentiment, a weakening economy and continued chaos at Westminster they are likely to succeed in tearing-up the 312-year-old Treaty of Union.
The vast majority of the UK’s top economists have consistently warned that leaving will make the UK economically worse off than otherwise.
The CBI remains vocal on the disastrous impact uncertainty is having on businesses across the UK and the damaging implications of a no-deal Brexit. We are even now experiencing major UK employers relocating their operations outside the UK.
Once the UK has left the EU, it cannot re-join on the same preferential terms it currently enjoys.
The above issues are not opinions, they are demonstrable facts.
Theresa May cannot continue her Brexit obsession without serious consequences for her party, the United Kingdom, Europe and the world. At what point and after how much damage will the UK Government come to this patently obvious realisation, if at all?
Michael de Whalley