The negotiations are underway and the UK government is revealing its lack of proper preparation and how it’s papering over the cracks of internal tory party politics for the article 50 process.
However in general I find the mainstream media’s lack of critical analysis of the government’s thinking and processes incredible. The lack of in depth understanding of how the EU works, the complete ignorance of detailed differences between EEA / EFTA, single market / customs union, FTAs / MRAs, tariff / non tariff barriers, and so on by just about all parts of the media and the political class is astonishing when virtually nothing else has been spoken about for well over a year now.
Yes of course it’s complex and of course people can’t be expected to understand all the ins and outs of such a complicated structure as the EU and its associated bodies, but isn’t that what those much derided experts are for ?
Although I voted remain I’ve taken to reading blogs by well informed Brexiters (who can’t be accused of talking the country down, trying to sabotage the deal, blah, blah, blah) and it is really eye opening the complete mess that is being made of the process so far and the disaster that is rapidly approaching. It’s just astonishing.
Anyone of a strong disposition that wants to look at some of the issues in greater depth can read these very informative blogs:
There are some other non Brexiteer blogs I find are always worth reading:
And this regular podcast:
Where do you get your information on the subject and who do you like reading ?