David Paton considers the ongoing Brexit negotiations and how the government appears to have confirmed that they will finally end.
Matthew Walsh discusses how delivering Brexit will enable the United Kingdom to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Roger Bootle discusses the costs of delaying Brexit as well as the risks that it would expose us to, including the looming Eurozone bailout.
John Longworth talks about a possible extension to Brexit on Nick Ferrari’s LBC show. This follows the launch of our report, Brexit Delayed is Brexit Denied.
A think-tank has warned that an extension to the Brexit bill could cost the UK an eye-watering £378billion, as the country increases planning for no-deal after trade talks with the EU stalled last week.
We left the EU in January of this year, in principle but not in practice. The UK remains tied to the EU via a transition period during which we must apply EU rules and pay our way without any say. Ironically the EU has been so preoccupied with the Corona crisis that they have not had time to cause mischief, so far.
Conservative voters are overwhelmingly opposed to any extension of the transition period leading to Britain’s final break with the European Union at the end of the year, according to the first opinion poll to explore in detail public attitudes to Brexit in the wake of the coronavirus emergency.
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Press Release: Delaying Brexit could cost UK £400 billion and torpedo Covid recovery plan, warns cross-party think tank
An extension of British membership of the European Union beyond the end of this year would be an act of madness that would cost the country up to £1 trillion and torpedo efforts to recover from the Covid-19 emergency, according to a major new report from a newly formed cross-party think-tank.
Almost half of Britons believe extending the transition period would lead to further delays, according to a poll, as Downing Street warned that Michel Barnier’s mandate was “totally unnegotiable” on the issues that stalled post-Brexit trade talks last week.
Matthew Patten explains that leaving the Transition Period as scheduled on time at the end of the year is the surest means of securing a good deal with the EU.