Daily Brexit Update: Wednesday 29th August 2018
The Members of the European Union Parliament and its staff argue that the EU is too white! Writing in the Guardian, Jennifer Rankin says that all 28 EU Commissioners are white and only three of the 751 MEPs are black.
And of course Brexit, they think, will make that worse because, says the author, the UK has a lot of members that are engaged with anti-discrimination and Islamophobia and also has an above-average number of minority ethnic MEPs in front-line jobs.
Personally I say, blame those who actually appoint the commissioners (governments) and those who decide (within parties) who stands for election into the European Parliament – then blame the electorate for electing the governments that make those decisions, as well as blaming those that support the parties that choose those candidates.
The Royal College of Nursing has come out in favour of a second EU referendum.
"The union, which represents more than 400,000 nurses, student nurses, midwives and health care assistants, says Britain's departure from the European Union presents an "immediate risk to the provision of safe and effective care." Reports Sky.
I have to wonder whether they think the UK will be raising the drawbridge to all people and medicines after Brexit out of some sort of spite against its own citizens.
There will be a Leave Means Leave Brexit rally in Bolton on Saturday 22nd September:
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) August 28, 2018
The International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, talks to News Asia about trade:
Behind the scenes at Channel NewsAsia which reaches 40 million households across 28 territories in Asia. It’s important to highlight our commitment to the region, to free trade and to the rules-based international trading system pic.twitter.com/lNxDgShwd6
— Dr Liam Fox MP (@LiamFox) August 28, 2018
While the PM, Theresa May, talks to ITV about the threat from Boris Johnson, Brexit and of course those dance moves (video):
The determined briteer, Jacob Rees-Mogg, warns against not delivering Brexit:
Trust in politics will evaporate if Brexit were not delivered. https://t.co/EpdJhdIto5
— Jacob Rees-Mogg (@Jacob_Rees_Mogg) August 28, 2018
The Scottish Brexit Minister, Michael Russell, says there's 'hope' that Brexit can be stopped (video):