Brexit dilemmas

March 21, 2019 12:30 PM

Brexit was never clearly defined

In or out of the Single Market? In or out of the Customs Union? Lots of different solutions were suggested. WTO? Norway? Canada? May's Deal? Not everyone who voted to leave wants the same thing. And some say that what we have now is Germany++!

Brexit campaigning broke the law.

The High Court says the 2016 EU Referendum should be voided because of criminal activity. But the referendum can't be voided because it wasn't legally binding, even though Prime Minister is treating it as legally binding…

Government's handling of Brexit is an expensive shambles

Lib Dem MP Tom Brake said "The Govt faces court challenges left right & centre over its mishandling of Brexit, abandoning due process in a frantic bid to crash out the EU. They wasted £13.8m on a ferry company with no ships & now the Govt must pay another £33m to settle the Eurotunnel lawsuit!"

Unclear benefits

Does following EU rules, but not helping make them mean 'taking back control'? Does seeing major companies move key functions overseas (as Rolls-Royce are doing) mean 'taking back control'? Indeed, what 'control' needs taking back?