0 Have your say No self-respecting nation would accept the reported terms of Theresa May’s Brexit deal, writes Ross Thomson MP. I campaigned for a Leave vote in 2016 because I believe Britain can thrive outwith the EU. Throughout the negotiations, I have backed the Prime Minister and voiced my support for a deal that ensures we can seize the huge opportunities that lie ahead. However, I have also been clear that we cannot have a deal at any cost. I am a Unionist and I fought with head, heart and soul to stop the SNP breaking up the UK in 2014.If the backstop arrangements mean a separate regulatory regime for Northern Ireland or closer alignment with the EU, then that is something no Unionist could support. We have already seen Nicola Sturgeon leaping on any suggestion of a differential deal for Northern Ireland, and we can expect the SNP to continue to demand separate arrangements for Scotland. READ MORE: SNP to vote against Brexit deal as Sturgeon demands … [Read more...] about Brexit: Why I will not vote for Theresa May’s deal – Ross Thomson MP
Why brexit will not happen
Brexit will hurt the North West more than any other region, according to Tony Blair’s former chief strategist Alastair Campbell. In an interview with the Post, Campbell called for a second referendum and argued that people in Leave-voting Lancashire have the right to a final vote on Theresa May’s deal.“This campaign was only launched seven months ago,” Campbell said, “and already in the polls the most popular outcome is a final say – so I just think we can persuade people.”“Anything could happen,” he said, when asked how he planned to get a second referendum. “The deal Theresa May is trying to get is being rejected by the EU, and by her own MPs, and by Labour MPs, so it can’t get through parliament. I think at at some point – out of that chaos – I really think anything could happen.”And Campbell does not think Labour will suffer in areas like Lancashire if they support another referendum. “I … [Read more...] about Alastair Campbell: ‘Why Brexit will be worst in the North West’
THEY’RE back. Like those horror movie monsters that keep rising from the grave, the Project Fear lobby have staggered back to life. We thought we had done away with them during the referendum in June 2016, when 17.4million of us ignored their warnings of doom and voted to leave the EU anyway. But here they come once more, these ashen-faced prophets of woe, to terrify us yet again about how awful life outside the EU will be. Be afraid, very afraid — it’s Project Fear: The Sequel. Only like most sequels, this one is naff and utterly unconvincing. The star of this B-movie version of politics is the Chancellor Philip Hammond. The moaniest of the Cabinet’s Remoaners, Hammond has used his political clout to whip up dread about the impact Brexit will have on our economy. This week he slyly torpedoed Dominic Raab’s cool analysis of what will happen if there is a No-Deal Brexit. Raab, the Brexit Secretary, gave an upbeat speech about how Britain will cope if we … [Read more...] about We’ve been told Brexit will bring hunger, sickness, pestilence… what next — plagues of locusts?
0 Comments Abortion: London will not risk law change in Northern Ireland, claims DUP's Jim Wells BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Former DUP Health Minister Jim Wells has said the Prime Minister "is not going to endanger" its Westminster arrangement with his party by "trying to push through abortion" here. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/politics/abortion-london-will-not-risk-law-change-in-northern-ireland-claims-dups-jim-wells-36967097.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article36966671.ece/a1841/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-06-01_new_41403651_I7.JPG Email Former DUP Health Minister Jim Wells has said the Prime Minister "is not going to endanger" its Westminster arrangement with his party by "trying to push through abortion" here. The South Down MLA was speaking outside the Lisburn DUP offices of Edwin Poots MLA, Jeffrey Donaldson MP and Paul Givan MLA as pro-choice activists from Rosa NI protested against his party's stance on the issue. He described abortion … [Read more...] about Abortion: London will not risk law change in Northern Ireland, claims DUP’s Jim Wells
0 Have your say AS managing director of a Yorkshire business that is quite heavily dependent on overseas workers from within the EU, I read with interest a recent report from the Migration Advisory Committee, which exposed UK firms’ ‘fears’ for the future migration system. In the last 10 years, the horticultural industry has undergone a quiet staffing metamorphosis. Traditionally, our workers lived locally and their aspirations typically revolved around securing employment in the locality.These workers have gone on to become our senior and middle managers through graft, commitment and expertise. But rural house prices have soared, and the vast majority of our nursery workers now have to travel to get to work.Our produce is acutely price-sensitive and is usually the subject of competitive tendering – a process which is infamous for suppressing price increases. And while much of the nation reports an embargo on wage increases, our own business has … [Read more...] about Graham Richardson: Why Brexit could uproot success of Yorkshire horticultural industry