Theresa May’s 13 Brexit mistakes:-
- There was setting out her red lines before she knew what they meant.
- Agreeing to they EU’s sequencing, triggering Article 50 before she was ready.
- Failing to understand the EU positions failures of diplomacy.
- The idea that Merkel will save us after the German elections, right the way through to Salzburg.
- Not knowing how the EU would respond to Chequers.
- Striking a belligerent tone comparing the EU to the Third Reich or the USSR.
- Making promises that weren’t kept: that would have no transition, that there would be no money paid in the transition.
- That there would be no free movement in the transition, and then saying no deal was better than a bad deal.
- Then failing to plan for no deal.
- Saying that we’d never be in the ECJ…well, okay, maybe we will be for eight years, well, maybe we will be for case law.
- Saying there were no impact assessments – oh, there are impacts assessments, Oh, but they’re not realign impact assessments
- Then there was the biggest mistake so far which was agreeing to the December Withdrawal Agreement agreeing to something the Cabinet did not understand in any way.
- Failing to get legal advice, claiming ids meant something it didn’t: a mutual recognition agreement…
The bullet points above have been very badly written. They barely make for sense.
Next time, run it all past me, via a PM and I’ll proof ‘read’ it for you.
I’m neither having a go nor taking the piss – clarity and a less than ambiguous approach will achieve dividends.
It is as it came to me
However have a go at proof reading this and I can edit it in.