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The 12 Lies of Brexit - 10. Most Of The Work Has Already Been Done

December 11, 2019 8:27 AM

Brexit lies"I think most of the work has already been done. We already start from a position where the EU and the UK is aligned, we're agreed on all the key principles." - Sajid Javid

Here, Sajid Javid is continuing the narrative that getting a free trade agreement with the EU will be the easiest thing in the world. It won't be.

Sir Ivan Rogers, who resigned in 2017 as the senior civil servant dealing with Brexit after the EU referendum, said; "government Ministers either repeatedly continue to get wrong, or choose to mislead the British public…the fact of "being aligned on day 1 after exit" does NOT make the negotiation of a trade deal easier."

There is a distinct trend of senior civil servants tasked with delivering Brexit quitting. Karen Wheeler, who was in charge of the 'frictionless border' quit saying there were no magical solutions. Tom Shinner, who has in charge of no-deal planning left the civil service.

Alexandra Hall Hall, who was the lead envoy for Brexit in the British Embassy in Washington quit saying the government were not being "fully honest" over Brexit, and that it was undermining the credibility of the UK abroad.

We have been honest since the start of the Brexit process. We think it's a terrible idea, and that we should stop it. Our position inside the European Union means that we can have far more influence on a global scale. Brexit has been a meltdown on an international stage, and frankly, it's an embarrassment that we should end immediately.

What's the difference between Rudolph's nose and David Cameron's autobiography?

Only one will be red at Christmas.