EU expert perfectly explains why a no-deal Brexit would be so dangerous

EU expert perfectly explains why a no-deal Brexit would be so dangerous

No deal isn’t like buying something.

It isn’t like going to a shop and if you don’t find anything you don’t like you walk home again. You don’t end up back where you started.

No deal with the European Union means all the laws that govern our interaction with the EU, whether you can fly, whether you can trade, whether you can shop, whether you can travel, cease to exist. Continue reading EU expert perfectly explains why a no-deal Brexit would be so dangerous

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Opinion: Hell, Heaven, Purgatory – and Brexit

Opinion: Hell, Heaven, Purgatory – and Brexit

When you die, you end up in hell, heaven or purgatory. So it is with Brexit. Hell is crashing out of the EU with no deal at all. That’s what Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, wants. Heaven would involve Britons changing their minds and staying in the EU, the outcome favoured by pro-Europeans fighting for a new referendum. Purgatory is the half-in half-out option that the prime minister Theresa May has negotiated.

Even pro-Europeans don’t, of course, believe that the EU is literally heavenly. As with any human invention, the EU is imperfect and needs reform. However, it is vastly superior as a mechanism for advancing peace, power and prosperity to the versions of Brexit that Johnson and May are pushing.

To get to “heaven”, MPs first need to reject both “purgatory” and “hell”. They will then conclude that the only sensible option is to ask the people whether they wish to stick to the decision to leave the EU that they took in the 2016 referendum.

We crossed an important milestone on Tuesday when MPs massively rejected the prime minister’s deal. Neither pro-Europeans nor hardline Brexiters like it because it is bad for both our prosperity and our power. We won’t get full access to the EU’s market but we’ll still end up following many rules without a say on them. Continue reading Opinion: Hell, Heaven, Purgatory – and Brexit

LONDON Mayor Pledges £1.3m To Help Businesses Launch 2,000 New Apprenticeships

LONDON Mayor Pledges £1.3m To Help Businesses Launch 2,000 New Apprenticeships

Clayton Sullivan-Webb, managing director of Grundon Waste Management and Lisa Dixon, managing director of JLD Driver Training (pictured right), celebrate being shortlisted for the Apprenticeships 4 England Employer Awards 2016 with some of Grundon’s apprentices.

Grundon’s entry focused on its driver training programme, which currently has 17 drivers studying for their Level Two Apprenticeship in driving a Large Goods Vehicle (LGV). A further three apprentice technicians are also undertaking training. Continue reading LONDON Mayor Pledges £1.3m To Help Businesses Launch 2,000 New Apprenticeships