If you are getting Hard Brexit/ No Deal muddled, you are not alone. Journalists and commentators and MPs mix them all up (either on purpose or because they do not understand).
I’ve had to figure it out too – fortunately there are kind people (like Jason Hunter and Sarah Holmes/ Adkins) who are giving up their time to explain it to the rest of us.
SO… no excuse now!…I’ve simplified what they have said and summarised it here:
This latest letter from our Guest Expert Sarah Holmes, is the best 10 minutes I have spent trying to understand how Brexit will affect business. It’s clear, brutal in its honesty, easily understood and full of expertise.
If you extrapolate the effects on the wider economy in the SOuth West and beyond, you will understand why the South West no longer supports Brexit.
Confused about why we might be heading for a no deal? Click here for a quick explanation.
I am delighted to introduce Sarah Adkins as an Expert Contributor to this blog. Sarah works for a transatlantic Law firm and since 2016, has been working with specialist colleagues on the impact of Brexit on businesses across the UK. Sarah’s letter to Sheryll Murray MP is one of the most thorough and detailed documents I have read on Brexit. Sarah covers a broad range of themes including the impact on our Business, Education, Fishing sectors and the NHS as well as how the Brexit process has exposed threats to our democracy. This letter is a ‘must read’ for anyone involved with the campaign trail and anyone who is trying to make up their mind. Her letter along with links to her brilliant tweets can be found here: Sarah Adkins Letter
Individuals on a mass scale are in a situation that has not been experienced by humanity before. This is because of the internet. Not only do we have so much information to process and decisions to be made (more than our brains were designed for) we also have people with ill intent who want to create distrust and confusion and are putting money and resources behind that. So we are in a constant state of ‘what to trust’ ‘who to trust’ which is really stressful……..
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Two collectively embarrassing things have happened in the last 24 hours:
Theresa May demanding respect like an about-to-be-put-into-Special-Measures headteacher followed by The Sun newspaper having a photoshopped image of her sticking her fingers up at the EU.
I’ve been on Twitter quite a bit today. These words have come up from Remainers to describe people who still want to leave: Quitlings; Gammons……..
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Macron has said the British have been lied to. Here’s some excerpts from my first letter to Sheryll Murray. These are lies that I personally figured out over time. I found it quite shocking. We. Have. Been. Lied. To.
Anyone else spending loads of time researching? I have to nail down the information into small chunks and see links between the different areas so that I understand it….hopefully it will help you too.
There are loads of brilliant people who are experts and they are the people I am learning from and I will reference their work.
Today the subject is W.T.O.
Between the last letter and this, politics played out like a circus. Meanwhile, I was getting increasingly worried about our small business and the future of our local economy. I went to a Brexit briefing in Plymouth run by Luke Pollard MP and decided to ask Sheryll Murray some more questions…
Letter to Sheryll Murray MP 13.09.18
Please click here to read Sheryll Murray’s repsonse
Before the referendum of 2016, I would describe myself as a pragmatic Remainer. After the result, I dug deeper. In this first letter I write about what I found out and the conclusions I came to….
Letter to Sheryll Murray 20.08.18
Please click here for Sheryll Murray’s reply to my letter.