The badly out of touch House of Lords Brexit committee has issued a report that has painted a ‘No Deal’ as a total doomsday scenario reminiscent of the Remain campaign’s Project Fear, whilst urging the government to look at extending the amount of time the UK remains in the EU completely.
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It should be noted that the committee comprises of the likes of former LibDem MEP Lord Teverson, Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top who chairs a charity which may benefit from European Union funds and Baroness Brown of Cambridge who was former Vice-Chancellor of Aston University who received ‘European Regional Development Fund’ dosh from the EU.
After warning of chaos from a No Deal, the report makes a plea: “We call on the Government, alongside its consideration of the legal basis for transition, to review the options for securing a time-limited extension to the UK’s EU membership that are legally available under Article 50; to open discussions on these options with the EU negotiators.”
Interestingly, even the mega Europhile Lords note that the sooner the government prepares for No Deal the better, saying: “It is clear that the later ‘no deal’ emerges as the outcome of the negotiations, the more damaging its effects will be.”
Politicians in Westminster still pushing for a possible extension to EU membership. They still don’t get it. Though they are right to say No Deal sooner rather than later. The government must either make progress on a deal, fast – or it is time to walk away.