That disunited Kingdom October 26, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Whatever one’s views on Brexit this surely must be of great concern, the reports back from the meeting the heads of the devolved government’s in the UK had with T. May.
“I don’t know any more now about the UK government’s approach to the EU negotiations than I did before I went in to the meeting,” she said. “At the moment, it doesn’t seem to me like there is a UK negotiating strategy, which is one of the sources of great frustration.”
“nothing concrete came out of the meeting and I am none the wiser as to what her proposals are”.
“The problem seems to be that they don’t know what to do next,” he said, adding that May had declined a direct opportunity to reassure him that businesses would continue to trade without tariffs with the rest of the EU.
Interestingly Martin McGuiness was focusing on the need to avoid a hard border on the island and Arlene Foster was a lot more positive in regard to the overall process.
This is class, from Sturgeon:
Earlier, the prime minister’s official spokeswoman said Ms May wanted a united negotiating position, with a single set of arrangements applying to all parts of the UK. And she warned the leaders of the devolved administrations against any actions which could undermine the UK’s negotiating position.
“I’m not seeking to undermine anyone, I don’t know what the UK’s negotiating position is, so there’s nothing there that I can see to undermine,” Ms Sturgeon said after the meeting.