Now that the US election has been settled – unsatisfactorily – the focus shifts to another headache. The media are focussing on the Brexit problem again.
This week, hardly a day goes by without a Brexit headline.
In a public interview, Mr Dijsselbloem told all and sundry Boris Johnson was dreaming up Brexit-stuff. The president of the Eurogroup pointed out the British people were promised unavailable and intellectually impossible Brexit deals. Not that this is news of course: Boris Johnson was caught out selling lies during the Brexit campaign and apparently has not changed doing so. As for intellectually impossible deals …
Then there was the jolly remark by Germany’s Finance Minister. He pointed out that the Brexit might not allow the UK to stop paying certain EU obligations. Worse: the UK may Brexit, but this does not automatically allow it to lower taxes. He also mentioned firms might prefer to move to Frankfort instead of remaining in London.
Hot on this came the news about the Supreme Court’s verdict. As the Independent reported:
“… The decision raises the possibility … of the Supreme Court agreeing with the SNP that the Scottish Parliament should have a veto over the Brexit strategy. That would plunge the United Kingdom into a full-blown constitutional crisis, as well as potentially sink the Prime Minister’s exit timetable. …”
Oh dear: no à la carte exit from the EU. the possibility of a constitutional crisis, a sinking of the exit timetable …