Jeremy Corbyn has 'gone UKIP' on immigration and the Tory Brexit soap opera continues to embarrass the UK
THE TORY cabinet soap opera continues to embarrass the United Kingdom as the world watches our departure from the European Union.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced the exit from EU could be dragged out until 2022, in one of the latest surprising twists.
Amber Rudd is all over the place on immigration, and her harsh rhetoric on immigration has already put off skilled workers from coming to the UK. And, already the health service is under pressure from Brexit.
Despite that, she has shocked the public by contradicting her colleagues and calling for a liberal immigration system. When it comes to contradictions, you just can’t make it up.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies warned last week uncertainties on tariffs and the value of the pound with households facing dramatically higher prices on bare necessities, like food and clothing.
The International Monetary Fund has revised down the UK’s economic growth forecast for the year from two per cent to 1.7 per cent, as the UK cabinet daily drama continues. This will mean less money available for our vital public services.
It’s not just the economy either.
The Tory government needs to get its act together on the European Arrest Warrant arrangements to prevent a gap in extradition procedures following Brexit.
A new report from a House of Lords committee has warned the UK would face an “unacceptable risk” if the it did not have arrangements in place by March 2019.
We cannot allow criminals to go unpunished because of the sheer incompetence of the Tories.
The Labour Party has gone UKIP by abandoning support for membership the single market, despite the economic damage it will do.
Scotland does an enormous trade with the EU market, which is a relationship many countries aspire to achieve.
A poll by Ipsos MORI showed support for single market membership is now at the highest level since the EU referendum, with 49 per cent prioritising a soft Brexit.
But now Jeremy Corbyn has made it clear he supports ripping us out of the single market and blocking the freedom to live and work in Europe.
He and the Tories are completely ignoring 62 per cent of the Scottish people who want to remain in the European Union. And, the numbers are even higher for those who want access to the single market.
The world is watching this in awe and is gobsmacked with the sheer and utter incompetence of London rule.
And to cap it all, the Tory UK government lay the red carpet out for the DUP and give them £1.5 billion that will end austerity in Northern Ireland. Then, they fly them home using the RAF as a house to house taxi, but have the cheek to announce the PM will not now speak directly to the First Minister of Scotland.
So, what do the Tories think of Scotland? Obviously, that we just don’t count.
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