Conservatives are not taking border force seriously
The National Audit Office report on the UK border that was released today shows:
Over the past four years the Border Force workforce has reduced by 4%.(Page 24)
If the existing entry regime for non-EEA nationals is extended to all EEA arrivals, UK Visas and Immigration will need to make 230% more decisions a year.(Page 27)
If customs declarations are required for trade between the UK and the existing EU, HMRC estimates that the total number of customs declarations could increase by around 360.(Page 27)
113 days since Article 50 triggered and still no progress in Brexit talks
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has said there remains a "fundamental divergence" with the government over the rights of EU nationals in the UK, following talks this week.
The Great Repeal Bill is a political nightmare that could end Theresa May's premiership
Following on from Liberal Democrat warnings that the passage of the Great Repeal Bill would be ‘hell’ and the government’s release of the bill, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:
Boris Johnson admits there's no plan for no Brexit deal
Boris Johnson has admitted the government has no plan for no deal on Brexit, claiming that “there is no plan for no deal, because we are going to get a great deal."
'Barista visas' proposal shows May must wake up and smell the coffee
Commenting on reports the Government is looking at proposals to introduce 'barista visas' for european citizens after Brexit, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said, "Barista visas sounds like a piece of political satire, but tragically this is actually being taken seriously by our Brexit government.