No Prime Minister is ever popular, as there are self-serving Cabinet members ready to take the role. It is disgraceful that the new Home Secretary caved in to a suggestion to join the guys in the Cabinet. Lobbyists may be trying to destroy our democracy. Have they been investigated? Do we know where they come from?
Mrs May is doing a fine job, which is generally thankless. Thank you. You have stood up for businesses and for the existing export route via Customs. Before the EU/Common Market, if anyone can remember, we had petty rivalries with the French. They refused our beef, so we went tit-for-tat and refused entry to the UK of their lamb. We cannot afford to have that happen, with every product.
If it is true that 75% of our exports go to the EU, then we must preserve a fast-track Customs between us. 75%. 3/4, most of our trade. We will put our businesses out of business!
If it is also true that the UK would run out of food within days of no Customs Union, then we are doomed. Unless others in Cabinet put aside their wishes to pursue new and perhaps lucrative Customs deals with countries outside the Commonwealth. The country and your constituents need you to stand with the Prime Minister.
Those who wish to make Customs Unions with the USA should talk to Tesco. They had their fingers severely burnt after diving into the American market. Fiercely, maybe half of the USA think the UK is in Europe and only as part of a tour. Read not interested.
I don’t care whether there are splits within the Conservative Party. They don’t matter. Food does. You have to keep happy every person who contributes to our GDP, from steel* to utilities to every person in a strained NHS, who turns up to work day in day out.
- Don’t get me started on a ridiculous attempt at the US choosing to be introverted. Their problem is that they cannot manufacture the type of steel that we sell to them. £300 million odd? When we had an Empire, we sent our citizens to teach people in other countries how to trade with us. We could offer the same to the US? Outrageous? So is chlorinated chicken.