A Brexit Carol

A Brexit Carol

Theresa May may have been a little confused when she received a round of applause from the remaining twenty-seven members of the EU in Brussels last evening. It appeared to me akin to the polite applause that is given on a reality TV show when the gallant loser is sent home.

It is hard to see that Mrs May has much to be proud about when it comes to Brexit. She looks likely to survive an annus horribilis of her own making.

In the same way as Scrooge in Dickens “A Christmas Carol”, she has been visited by the “Ghost of Brexit Past” who showed her the error of her ways in calling an election then making a complete hash of the campaign and having to be bailed out by the DUP.

The “Ghost of Brexit Present” will show her that she is going to be defeated again in Parliament over the inclusion of the Brexit date in the Bill and remind her that she is lucky these aren’t more serious issues.

But, it is the “Ghost of Brexit Future” that will bring her most concern and, hopefully, lead her to change her ways (and some members of her Cabinet). The EU won’t commence stage two talks until it has clear proposals from Mrs May about what the U.K. expects from the trade deal. She will need to make sure of not falling into the same trap as with the first round of talks.

The U.K. negotiating team will need to be positive, firm and prepared to make good on its promises and threats if they are to provide the country with the basis it needs to survive Brexit and go on to prosper.

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  • Louis Walker

    I have noticed every one talks trade.What about the millions who don't want the UK to take part in freedom of movement for people. It works both ways but we don't hear anything about visa controls for British people wanting to holiday in Europe. I mean holiday as I think more people do holiday than travel on business.Why the silence? We wanted an Australian style points system for people coming to the UK but will we get Australian style boarder checks when traveling to Spain?

  • Didier Lemoine

    Britain won't get full access to the single market, without being in it. There will be no freedom of goods and services if there's no freedom of movement of people. It's not going to happen.

  • Dan Evans

    If the EU is a laughing stock it is because we were fooled into joining the corrupt organisation in the first place. Those outside must consider it funny that we did not leave sooner, and they are no doubt in hysterics that we have agreed to the EU's grossly unfair exit terms.

  • Janet Skien

    It's hard to reinvent when we have May, Boris and Gove at the helm, Davies is single-handedly killing of any potential trade deals

  • Jacob Duke

    Hard Brexit is the only real Brexit

  • Michael H

    I don't care anymore for the Anti Brexit, backstabbers wanting us to stay part of a failing European Union who's hellbent on destroying culture and identity. Sooner we are gone the better and let these snowflakes move to a EU country if they love it so much

  • Scott Freedman

    In reply to: Michael H

    Just get over it. Instead of putting the blame on other voters, focus on finding solutions to save your country.

  • Frank Hodges

    In reply to: Michael H

    The UK should rejoin the EU. Problem solved.

  • Charlie Telzer-Nichols

    The Conservatives need to move to the stage of getting rid of May, otherwise the U.K. will elect a Communist as it’s leader.

  • Alan Tracy

    If we didn't need Europe it would be easy but we do, the PM is between a rock and a hard place , every thing is stacked against May and her government

  • Dean Barrie

    The public should be given the right again to decide if we want a further delay to leaving and further payments to a corrupt EU union.

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  • Gary J

    There will be no peace unless we get every bit of our country back. It will haunt the traitors for the rest of their stinking lives. Brexit for ever all the way......

  • Fabian Correa

    Well that wasn't biased at all, I do admire your opinion

  • Duncan Stewart

    Brexit has proven that the U.K. has made a terrible decision of leaving the EU

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Alan Hill

Political Expert

Alan is an award-winning market commentator, providing bespoke content delivery for all aspects of the FX Industry. He has been working in the financial services industry for over 30 years and has a wealth of experience across banks in Europe, North America and the Middle East. A former trader, Alan holds a bachelor of business administration in Politics and Economics from the Mark Hall School.

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