He was hardly challenged about anything he said.
Any bets on where reality will bite first? Fisheries? Car making? The border in the Irish Sea?
Nothing actually happens in two weeks due to the transition period. I think we just need to wait and see.
The closer we get to July we will see if the pull the Irish border trick again and ask for a extension to the transition. Reality only hits properly at the end of the transition period.
Not sure about that. Transition period might well be extended, but aren't we going to see any agreements (complete with implications) appearing until the end of that?
European Commission slides. Internal EU27 preparatory discussions on the future relationship:
Making Big Ben operational for 31/01 will cost a lot, the money would be better invested in dealing with the growing number of homeless in the big city's.
No one i know would disagree with that all. Except we keep supporting (actively or tacitly) successive governments that clearly don't care about the homeless or the elderly or the mentally ill. There is a big opportunity for a decent centrist party with proper decent values that rewards hard endeavour and helps those genuinely in need but i fear that this will never become a reality.
One of the many costs of Brexit not foreseen in the infantile demands for a referendum is the irreparable division it would cause. Whatever happens in the mayhem over the next decade and more the majority of people in this country are going to be disregarded by an army of triumphalist louts. The fragile consensus between reactionaries and progressives, the far right and centrists/left, has been smashed and will take decades to repair. Remainers cannot help "Get Brexit Done" because it is treason to aid an enemy in damaging your country. Leavers will never accept rejoining the EU "because 17m people voted to leave it" (out of a population of 66m). So the future is a two-nation England/Wales (NI having been discarded as collateral damage and Scotland desperately trying for independence and rejoining the EU), half still blaming the EU for everything, the other half blaming Brexiters. Thanks to Brexit that's our future and we'll have to get used to it.
Right now: We follow AND influence EU law.
On 31 January: The Tory deal means we follow EU law, but with zero influence.
So the moment Big Ben bongs, it will be celebrating a LOSS of British sovereignty.
This really upset Mark Francois, so he just started shouting "You lost!"