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We'll be live tweeting from BBC Any Questions for the next hour or so.
It's been a busy week on the Brexit front, so it promises to be interesting.
Panel includes:
@Andrew_Adonis @Juergen_Maier @JennyChapman & Wokingham MP @johnredwood
#bbcaq #anyquestions
The question on everyone's lips with #brexit "was this really what you envisaged you were going to get"
Once again they say there was a very strong instruction to Parliament - the minority was a tiny percentage - this can't be seen as a strong instruction.
.@jennychapman makes the good point that people thought that those who had campaigned for #brexit for over 25 years might have had some sort of plan.
.@johnredwood seems to have had a different ballot paper to the rest of us which had clear details about how we would leave, mentioning leaving the single market and customs union.
And .@redwood thinks that things are somehow clear enough for the business community to start planning for it.
Businesses can't afford to plan for multiple outcomes.
.@johnredwood now pulls the line that leaving would have been easier, but any problems post referendum are all the fault or remainers not getting on board.....
#brexit #bbcaq
.@Andrew_Adonis makes it clear that the best option is still #nobrexit
We already have the best possible option, which is staying in the EU.
Leaving and retaining all the benefits was always a pipe dream.
A #PeoplesVote is needed now.
.@Andrew_Adonis says that the big problem was that the leave campaign told a pack of lies like the £350m on the bus and did't have any sort of coherent plan for implementation.
.@Juergen_Maier says that he knew before that many of the promises would have been hard to fulfill - but is amazed that there has been no sort of compromise in the time since.
We are still waiting to see a coherent plan from the leavers.
May's #WithdrawalAgreement is a potential way forward as it forms a sort of compromise.
And now we are onto the subject of a leadership challenge to the PM from hard Brexiters.
.@Juergen_Maier says businesses need certainty.
.@johnredwood is ever the pedant over his leadership challenge to John Major in the 1990s.
And Jonathan Dimbleby is good at railing in Redwood drifting far from the topic.
.@johnredwood seems to think that we shouldn't speculate on the Tory leadership - and focus on the potential of Brexit...
We are all still waiting to find out what he thinks the benefits will be...
.@johnredwood refuses to confirm or deny whether he has already written a letter to the 1922 committee challenging the PM
.@Juergen_Maier thinks that we won't get a better deal than the one the PM has negotiated - no new leader will make a difference
.@Andrew_Adonis says that the problem is not the leader of the party, but the policy of the party.
The deal is the best May can get, but not as good as staying in the EU.
.@JennyChapman points out that May should have reached out to the country and built bridges to other parties rather than focusing on her own parties internal problems with #brexit
.@johnredwood thinks leaving without the withdrawal agreement is a strong possibility.
He thinks this would be a beneficial option.
.@johnredwood now talks trade tariffs on electronic components.
l'll let @EmporersNewC or @Jim_Cornelius fisk that one...
.@Juergen_Maier says that Redwood has not changed his tune from 2.5 years ago.
A lot has changed. the facts are now on the table.
Agreements need to be made with the EU.
#nodealbrexit would be catastrophic for our country.
We would be struggling to move parts through supply chains in Europe.
If these are disrupted, it is costly, causes uncertainty and will mean that investment does not happen.
and @johnredwood thinks he knows Siemens supply chain better than @Juergen_Maier does...
.@Juergen_Maier says there are important debates unrelated to #brexit that the country needs to be having such as #northernpowerhouse
But we are ignoring all of these
.@JakeBerry seems to think that we have to respect the referendum result for the sake of democracy...
Neatly glossing over all the issues surrounding the referendum
.@JennyChapman thinks that the #WithdrawalAgreement or #BrexitDeal is a false argument as it excludes any other options.
This government can't be reckless enough to entertain no deal.
The future declaration part of the agreement is too vague.
The government is having to talk to Labour MPs because they can't get enough of their own to support it.
What we need more than anything else is a customs union.
We can't even get that from this agreement.
Theresa May has not reached back to any of those who have tried to reach out to her.
If Theresa May was confident about her deal she wouldn't need to threaten people with no deal.
#bbcaq #NoDealBrexit
.@Andrew_Adonis picks up on Redwood telling Siemens how to run their business.
Suggests that @Juergen_Maier would be a better leader of the Tories than the Tory MPs on the panel.
Reiterates the #remain is still the best option available to us...
Jonathan Dimbleby questions @johnredwood over how the GFA could be handles without remaining in the Customs Union.
Redwood replies with Technology - but doesn't elaborate as always.
Tell us the details about the technology John?
.@johnredwood says that nobody can predict what will happen to an economy 10-15 years in the future.
Remind him of this next time he talks about the future benefits of #Brexit
Q - The young people don;t want Brexit and it is not in their interests, but they will have to live with it for longest.
Now the facts have evolved we need a #peoplesvotenow
.@JakeBerry claims that people who want a #peoplesvote don't believe in democracy and should back May's #WithdrawalAgreement
.@Andrew_Adonis points out that the will of the people can't betray the will of the people and 16-17 year olds should be allowed to vote in it. Big cheers from the audience.
a #PeoplesVote should give a straight choice between May's deal and remain.
.@Andrew_Adonis points out that people did not know what they were voting on properly until the #WithdrawalAgreement was released by the government this Wednesday.
.@JennyChapman says that she understands reasons for a #peoplesvote, but feels that people who voted leave originally because they felt ignored by politicians might feel further ignored by such a move.
.@johnredwood seems to think that he is rescuing the country for the next generation... (why is he afraid to ask them their views then)
And that is the end of the program now - but remember that BBC Any Answers follows straight after in a few minutes - so give them a call and let them know what you think about what @johnredwood and @JakeBerry were saying just now.
Is May's #BrexitChaos in your interest?
Do you think there should be a new #peoplesvote on the #WithdrawalAgreement?
Do you think that a #NoDealBrexit benefits anyone?
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