Friday, 30 September 2016
We'll probably be leaving the Single Market
Liam Fox's (secretary of state for international trade) comments yesterday suggest firmly that we shall leave the Single Market. He has put the emphasis on other European countries to do a free trade deal with us should they wish to continue trading. This is the right way to look at it because it is a simple truth that the E.U. will not accept a restriction on free movement of people and the British people have made it quite clear that that is not what we want. Therefore it seems a certainty that we will be leaving the Single Market to pursue our own trade deals with the rest of the world, including Europe.
Meanwhile the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, himself an asylum seeker, in the days of Idi Amin, has spoken out and said that the Shengen agreed countries, which do not include Britain, have responsibility for offering asylum seekers a safe place to live in the first country they arrive in. He states it is not correct for the shengen countries to expect Britain to take care of all these immigrants just because they want to come here.
Yesterday an agreement was signed by Britain, China and France, giving the go ahead for the building of Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station.