Saturday, 13 August 2016
A Quiet Week for Brexit
On Tuesday 9th it became apparent that the Chinese are very uneasy about the delay in the signing of the Hinckley Point agreement for a new power station. They want the deal signed and sealed and almost threatened that if we didn't soon get on with it, further investments would be compromised. We'll see how that turns out! I think Theresa May just wants to be sure because it is an overwhelming expensive project.
The Labour Party are still fighting on about the leadership. At the start of the week it was thought that the newer members of the LP, i.e. those who joined recently in order to vote for Jeremy Corbyn, would be allowed to vote in their forthcoming leadership contest, but towards the end of the week, there was a turn around and it now appears that they will not.
There is a certain amount of bad feeling amongst people who voted for U.K.I.P in the last General Election and subsequently voted to leave the E.U. The bad feeling is because of Nigel Farage's decision to leave the party. He had received death threats against his family and felt that he had done what he set out to do and was ready to let someone else step forward and lead. There have been divisions in the U.K.I.P party, mainly because some are so hard right with their views and others not so.
Nobody in government or high places expected the vote to go the Leave way and when it did, Nigel Farage was held to blame for turning people's heads. This is not true. It is true that it is mainly down to him that people wanted out of the E.U. That was because he put it to the people in a way they could understand and they agreed with him. The Labour Party in particular seemed to have no idea whatsoever what the feelings of the people were. It was not just the working class (hard working) people of the north, but also a large percentage of the farmers in the East etc. etc.
Boris Johnson has had talks with Putin regarding future relationships with Russia.