As the UK speeds towards the European Union exit door, Caroline Flint argues it’s time for ‘Britonomics’
Dire economic warnings won’t persuade the public to abandon Brexit. The vote on June 23 last year was a political choice, not an economic one. Against prevailing opinion, the public voted out. The driving motivation was control over immigration and borders – even if there was an economic cost.
Watch the Committee, including Caroline Flint, tackle Government civil servants about controlling our borders.
This session took place on Monday 20 November 2017.
Find out more about the PAC inquiry into enforcing the UK border after we leave the European Union HERE.
It seems I have adopted a rather controversial view about Brexit: that, perhaps, all the partisans – leavers and remainers – should bury our differences and work together. That’s proving more difficult than it should be. No one in politics likes to concede defeat, particularly if they secretly dislike some of their opponents.
This is the text of my article on the Government's Brexit Bill published in the Sunday Telegraph on 3 September 2017.
When Parliament returns, the first major item of business will be the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
Watch my response to Professor Richard Tuck's speech "Brexit, A prize in Reach for the Left". The event was organised by Policy Exchange on 17 July 2017.
To watch Richard Tuck's speech click HERE.
The campaign to keep Caroline Flint as Don Valley's MP received a boost this week when Brian Whitmore, UKIP's candidate for Mayor of Doncaster, urged voters in Don Valley to back Caroline Flint in the general election.
Click HERE to watch Brian's message.