Brexit means leaving the single market and the customs union. Here’s why

By Barry Gardiner

The 52% who voted to leave the EU would consider it a con if Britain was out of Europe but still subservient to its laws and institutions

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Ignore the Headless Chickens of the Apocalypse – Let’s Get Brexit Right for Britain

By David Price

The phoney war continues apace; this week we have seen the bizarre spectacle of grown men and women – who happily chew their way through ‘gallon’ buckets of Kentucky Fried Chicken – recoil in horror at the prospect of Brits “having to eat” chlorine-washed US-sourced chicken at home. It’s almost as if Department of International Trade boss Liam Fox is coming round to your house to personally force-feed it to you, like Monty Python’s Mr Creosote in The Meaning of Life…

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The EU Has Poisoned British Politics for Too Long

British involvement in the European Union has now poisoned politics in this country for almost half a century, and looks set to do so for many years to come. As I write, it is being reported that David Davis has claimed that Boris Johnson is a "failure" and "toxic to his own sister." Friends of Davis are saying that Philip May wants his wife to resign as Prime Minister, and allies of both Boris and Davis have threatened to kick each other in the balls on more than one occasion. Meanwhile, Philip Hammond is going round saying that he cannot remember claiming that public sector workers were overpaid, but an awful lot of his colleagues can.

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Labour's Brexit Policy Options - John Mills

1. How should Labour move on from the General Election?

Labour did much better in the general election than most people expected, thus both depriving the Conservatives of their majority, and enormously strengthening Labour’s role in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. Indeed, the current small and potentially unstable government majority means that there may be a general election in the reasonably near future which Labour could win, putting a Labour government in charge of the Brexit negotiations. 

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Don’t believe the myths about human rights and Brexit!

The Unite union has published a leaflet called “What has Europe ever done for us?” which claimed that the EU “gives us the laws and legislation that stop you being exploited by your boss and protect you on a daily basis” – in other words, almost all our rights come from the EU.

 

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'We must avoid it at all costs!' Brexiteer blasts Remainer who wants second Brexit vote

[VIDEO] BREXITEER John Mills skewered a Remainer who says Britons should get an opportunity to vote again on Brexit if talks “go badly”.

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The Alice in Wonderland world of the London media bubble

By David Price

On the face of it, the 8th of June, 2017 was a resounding victory for the 17.4 million of us who voted to leave the European Union, a year ago. A staggering 83% of British voters got behind parties that clearly stated we would leave the EU and its single market, in their manifestos. Let that sink in. This time two years ago, only UKIP wanted this, and it of course had no serious chance of forming the next government. Back in June 2015, both the Labour Party and the Tories said they thought Britain should be inside the EU, and by extension, a member of its single market.

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Labour and the Conservatives must stick to their manifesto commitments of leaving the Single Market

The result of the recent general election was disastrous for the Conservatives, but it has also been bad for Brexit. Before the election, it was fairly clear what the government was aiming to achieve. It was for the UK to exit the Single Market, the European Economic Area (EEA) and the Customs Union and to negotiate a free trade deal between the UK and the EU27. This was potentially the best outcome for everyone – the UK and, the EU27. It would have given business broadly speaking the same access to the Single Market as it has now. Most people in the UK would have been reasonably satisfied and the deep divisions in the UK over our relations with the EU would have been substantially ended.

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Don't Be Awkward, Be Proactive

Don't Be Awkward, Be Proactive

What Labour Leavers can do

So, the General Election was sprung upon us a week ago. It seems a gamble by Theresa May, albeit one with the odds well in her favour. Nevertheless one feels if she were a Brexiteer at heart, she would not have risked the process by allowing even the possibility for her majority to shrink. Every seat counts here, and the Lib Dems could well win some.

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Labour clearly haven't accepted the referendum result

Yesterday was a car crash of conflicting policy. But the end result is that Labour doesn't seem to accept the referendum result. This will cost votes.

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What a Brexit week...

By Ed Pond

So Article 50 was at last activated last Wednesday. It's a welcome waypoint in the process of leaving, but now the real hard slog starts. Expect months of hour-by-hour speculation, leaks, briefings against briefings, obfuscation, point-scoring, naff news graphics and all the rest. While scrutiny is healthy and can be constructive, we must not forget what some arch-remainers are trying to achieve from such 'House of Cards' tactics.

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Spain accused of causing Gibraltar traffic jams amid Brexit tensions

The Deputy Frist Minister of Gibraltar claims that Spanish Police on the border are causing problems for motorists seeking to enter the Rock amid increasing political tensions over the future of the British territory.

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Brexit: Chief EU negotiator brands Theresa May's withdrawal strategy 'risky'

The EU’s Negotiator Michel Barnier has said that the Prime Minister is being “risky” in seeking to hold our withdrawal negotiations and trade negotiations at the same time. Mr Barnier has set his priority of completing the withdrawal negotiations above securing a trading relationship.

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Brexit: Theresa May suggests free movement extension

The Prime Minister has suggested that free movement of people from the EU into the UK could be extended once the United Kingdom has actually departed from the European Union. The Prime Minister has discussed an “implementation period” to describe the post Brexit relationship with the EU.

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Theresa May is being held hostage over Brexit by 'curious cabal of old men', says Nick Clegg

Arch remainer and anti-democrat Nick Clegg has attacked the Prime Minister today by suggesting she is being held hostage by a “curious cabal of old men.” Speaking to the Guardian today Nick Clegg used the opportunity to attack the Brexit negotiations.

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Theresa May forced to defend claim she can seal Brexit deal in two years

The Prime Minister and Brexit supporters have come under attack by those seeking to thwart Brexit following comments made by the German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel that concluding the negotiations in two years might not be possible.

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Did Spain just declare WAR on the UK???

A Spanish ship has illegally entered Gibraltar's territorial waters, the government has said.

"Illegal incursion into British Gibraltar Territorial Waters by Spanish Navy patrol ship Infanta Cristina this afternoon," the government of Gibraltar said on Twitter, alongside a video of the ship.

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Learning Your Trade Part 1

By Ed Pond

Article 50 will be invoked very soon, and from then on there will be lots of trade talk. This can be confusing and very often people get it wrong. Worse, they can get away with it at your expense, showing you up! I've been there. So here is trade simplified for your Brexit locker. 

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Knowing me and knowing you - the lie that we’ve been living for the past forty years

By David Price

Even the most ardent fan of the European Union must surely admit that Britain has had a troubled relationship with it. In Germany and France, where people are more signed up to 'the project', they constantly complain of always having to make exceptions for the British. For passionate EU advocates, we have always been the nail sitting proud that had to be hammered down.

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Britain’s treaty with Europe is dead. Time to strike a new one

The dangers to our continent eclipse even Brexit. We’re leaving the EU but will need a new forum for cooperation – perhaps the Treaty of London

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