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Thread: "#Brexit & #Chequers, the sellout. Dump it, let's move on".
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I keep hearing "Where is the plan?" and a load of misinformation on #Brexit, pushed on UK media by irrelevant & biased commentators, elevated simply because they are avid Remoaners.
They aim to distract.
1/19
We already knew from those tasked with the negotiations, there had been a definite direction of travel & #Brexit plans were well advanced, prior to #Chequers.

2/19
David Davis & his team had been constantly rebuffed by Number 10, as they tried to pursue a proper #Brexit plan, but they HAD been making progress.

3/19
UKGov had been negotiating with industry since the #Brexit vote, but shifted position totally at the last minute to deliver the #Chequers White Paper.
We saw this clearly, when the heads of UK Services Sector were interviewed at Committee recently.
Many clips to follow :)
4/19
Firstly, what did the Services Sector think of #Chequers?
They were taken by surprise & didn't appear amused.

5/19
It was only mere weeks before, at Mansion House, where even the Remain side of govt was pushing the 'Mutual Recognition' model.
It changed very quickly, under the #Chequers capitulation, to 'Equivalence', essentially rule-takers.
ft.com/content/f7c307…
6/19
"Were you taken by surprise by the govts shift from Mutual Recognition to Equivalence?"
7/19
"Are the govt putting too much emphasis on Goods, over Services?"
Pay attention to some of the figures quoted - these people matter.
8/19
Were the govt engaging properly with UK Services, prior to #Chequers?
It would seem so, up until the last week or so.
Then they called them up & told them they changed their minds.
Kinda like getting dumped by text, I suppose.
9/19
Has the UK Services Sector been properly addressing Contingency Planning, specifically for #NoDealBrexit?
Of course they have, are you nuts? They started the day we voted to leave.
10/19
Has #Chequers alleviated the need for Contingency Planning?
Not at all, it clarifies nothing.
If anything Chequers has made the need for alternative plans more real.
11/19
The EU, in some instances, limits access for our up & coming digital economy (& others) to non-EU markets.
If we become EU rule-takers, will we stil be constrained?
Of course, that's part of the con.
12/19
That full EU Committee interview is available here:
parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/d6…
One positive I took was the pragmatism amongst Services heads.
They all obviously favoured Remain, but are practical & addressing our future under #Brexit.
13/19
We have been sold a bum steer by #Chequers.
It is a step backwards & totally flies in the face of 18 months of work with UK Industry leaders.
The fear of becoming 'rule-takers' is palpable.
Chequers WILL force us into a #NoDeal situation.
14/19
The Master of Logic @ajcdeane nailed this point weeks ago, before we even saw many developments.
We CAN flourish outside the EU, but we MUST prepare for #NoDeal.
We are literally tying our own hands otherwise.

15/19
As an aside, @ajcdeane made another good point last week whilst reviewing the papers.
We really DO need to start talking out the WTO option & see where it needs attention.

16/19
Lots of speculation that HMRC won't be ready in the event of #NoDeal.
This has already been debunked.
We CAN do this shit, if we're pushed to it.
publictechnology.net/articles/news/…
17/19
"But...but...Northern Ireland...."
Utter nonsense & a total red herring in the whole #Brexit debate.
Anna Soubry has only recently discovered NI, and you are listening to her?
@eastantrimmp nailed this totally in HoC lately.

18/19
We are where we are & we ARE for #Brexit.
#Chequers won't deliver it & unless something changes soon, it's No Deal.
The #PeoplesVote crowd are an irrelevant distraction, they'll achieve nothing except annoyance.
#ChuckChequers, let's get down to business, time is short.
19/19 🙏
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