Daily Brexit Update: 25th July 2018
It appears that the latest Brexit plan is to keep some parts of EU during the transition phase by only part repealing the 1972 European Communities Act. That'll go down like a lead balloon with the Brexiteers.
And we are now told that Brussels can bill the UK every six months with demands for cash from the £39 billion so-called Brexit divorce bill. Whereas the UK can only get back £300 million a year from our share of the European Investment Bank.
Tory MEP Dan Hannan says it's probably time to walk away , if the EU just views Brexit as an act of aggression.
Remainers and Leavers alike hoped that we would replace EU membership with a close and cordial alliance. But if the EU won't have it, we can hardly be, so to speak, unilateral allies. https://t.co/9c7v1NLuU9
— Daniel Hannan (@DanielJHannan) July 25, 2018
Plans are forming to ensure systems are in place to prevent lorries queueing up to get into the UK.
While Theresa May faces claims of a coup d'etat by her Europe adviser Olly Robbins now that the Brexit department has had the responsibility for conducting Brexit negotiations stripped from it.
And Robbins had to face a grilling from the Brexit select committee. "Appearing at the Commons Brexit committee, Mr Robbins insisted that he had not sidelined Mr Davis or torn up the Brexit department’s own Brexit blueprint, rather the position had 'evolved'." Says the Sun.
And Jacob Rees-Mogg grilled Olly Robbins (video):
While the Sun Says that with Dominic Raab being effectively demoted the omens are grim for Brexit.
Nigel Farage says this is another broken promise by Theresa May:
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) July 24, 2018
Patrick Jones, FT financial editor, explains the fiancial services tussle the UK and the EU are having over Brexit (video):