Monthly Archives: July 2016

Post-Referendum Debrief July 31st

Cameron cronies honoured The Sunday Times leads with the story “Revealed: Cameron’s honours for cronies”, and continues “Prominent Campaigners to remain in the EU, including four Cabinet Ministers, are in line for Knighthoods”, along with major Remain donors. It may … Continue reading

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Post Referendum Debrief July 30th

Hinkley delayed over security fears? I wrote yesterday about the astonishment and concern in the energy industry — and in Paris and Beijing — over the government’s surprise decision to delay signing the Hinkley nuclear deal. The deal includes not … Continue reading

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Post-Referendum Debrief July 29th

Hinkley Point C: Electric shock (or nuclear accident?) Yesterday at the end of a nail-biting process involving disputes and resignations, French power company EDF, backed by the French Government, finally agreed to the terms for the development of the Hinkley … Continue reading

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Post-Referendum Debrief July 28th

“Fed shrugs off Brexit” Times Economics Editor Philip Aldrick has a story headlined “Rate rise on the cards as Fed shrugs off Brexit”.  Admittedly this reflects confidence in the USA, rather than confidence in post-Brexit Britain.  But remember that we … Continue reading

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Post referendum Debrief July 27th

I have generally tried to avoid excessive emphasis on terrorism issues, as only indirectly linked to the Brexit decision.  But the events yesterday in Rouen are too appalling to ignore.  Decent people of all religions and of none (and I … Continue reading

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Post referendum Debrief July 26th

Express: “98% say NO to EU deal” The Express headlines its own phone poll, concluding that 98% of respondents want the government to get on with implementing Brexit, rather than getting bogged down in interminable negotiations. It quotes John Redwood as … Continue reading

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Post referendum debrief July 25th

Hammond: “A realistic negotiating position” The FT reports that Chancellor Philip Hammond, speaking at the G20 meeting, has said that the UK must “adopt a realistic negotiating position” with the EU.  So far, so sensible. No one should enter negotiations with … Continue reading

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Post-Referendum Debrief July 20th

Sturgeon’s dream in tatters As we have said all along – Scotland will have to leave the EU along with the rest of the UK. Today’s Daily Express reports that Nicola Sturgeon’s hopes of Scotland being able to veto the Brexit vote … Continue reading

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Post-Referendum Debrief July 19th

Prime Minister vows to make a success of Brexit  Yes, Brexit does mean Brexit, and yes we all hope and of course, need, the Prime Minister to make a success of this new opportunity and challenge we have. In a … Continue reading

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Post-Referendum Debrief July 18th

‘Made in Wales’ farming possible after Brexit According to the BBC,  Brexit gives the chance for a “made-in-Wales” approach to farming in the future, Rural Affairs Secretary Lesley Griffiths has said. She will be meeting senior figures from the agricultural and … Continue reading

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Post-Referendum Debrief July 14th

David Davis: Secretary of State for Brexit! Theresa May has moved rapidly to appoint her Cabinet, with big jobs for Brexiteers.  David Davis as Secretary of State at the new Brexit department. Boris as Foreign Secretary. Liam Fox at International … Continue reading

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Post-Referendum Debrief July 13th

Brexit: May just doesn’t get it “Brexit means Brexit”, says Theresa May.  But does she actually know what Brexit means?  A story in today’s Express suggests not.  May says she will make control of immigration her top demand in her Brexit negotiations … Continue reading

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Post-referendum Debrief July 12th

A day of MAYhem Thus does the Metro greet the morning.  Just about all of the papers lead with the story.  The “i“: Mayday.  The Sun (on a positive note) “New PM can unite the Tories and deliver Brexit”: The … Continue reading

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Post-referendum July 11th

Brexit has broken Britain – come off it! I couldn’t disagree more with the piece in The Guardian which says Brexit has broken ‘brand Britain’. Writing in the paper, Arwa Mahdawi  says, “Brexit has broken Brand Britain. It’s not just the pound … Continue reading

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Post-referendum Debrief July 8th

Doom and gloom? Brexit fallout – according to The Guardian , which, under the headline Brexit Fallout – what it means for you and your finances, claims the post-referendum fall in sterling is already affecting people’s finances, with computers getting dearer and … Continue reading

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