When will Exporters see Brexit Benefits Ranil?

Twitter user Crondal4Europe asks MP for North East Hampshire, Ranil Jayawardena “When will exporters see the benefits of #Brexit on international trade”? “Crondal” is waiting for a response. Like many Tory MPs, answers are few and far between.

When will exporters see the benefits of #Brexit on international trade?

Where are the opportunities you were discussing with cheese producers back in August?

Simon Spurrell of the Cheshire Cheese Company said. “We managed to get a shipment through to Europe which took SIX days instead of ONE. Rejected because it’s no longer fresh. We’ve paid the carriage to send it out and we have to pay to ship it back. We have to bin the cheese. We have to refund the customer. We also LOSE the customer. It’s a quadruple whammy.
The whole Brexit deal screams of desperation. Johnson is a populist who does not care about the ramifications of what he does, he just wanted a deal – any deal- so he could stay popular. Business is the sacrificial lamb!”

West Country Bylines spoke to Simon Spurrell of the Cheshire Cheese Company and Hartington Dairy today. He’s angry and frustrated… and with total justification. The background to the call follows in Simon’s own Facebook posts shared here. Then we share what he had to say about the Brexit deal, the way his local MPs ( he straddles two constituencies) and government are (not) handling the consequences and what this all means for the future of his important European business.

“Here is the true reality of the not so Free Trade Deal that is hitting my own UK Cheshire Cheese Company business. I have had to cease sending any parcels to the EU this week as they are all being returned, despite the correct paperwork being in place.

Full “West Country Bylines” : article by Anthea Simmons

Quadruple cheese Brexit whammy

Perhaps the Whole System of UK Democracy has been Subverted.

On the morning of June 24th 2016, when Brexit had been sold to UK citizens, very few thought that reasonable discussion and argument about the future of the United Kingdom would also be closed down from the same moment. Not listened to, not acknowledged that there may be a better way forward, simply silenced.
This didn’t sound like democracy perhaps it wasn’t. How many of Britt’s 14 characteristics of fascism fit Conservative United Kingdom in post Brexit 2021?

Dr. Lawrence Britt, a political scientist, wrote an article about fascism, which appeared in Free Inquiry magazine—a journal of humanist thought.

What is Fascism?
14 characteristics of fascism

Dr. Britt studied the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile). He found the regimes all had 14 things in common, and he calls these the identifying characteristics of fascism. Dr. Britt’s article is titled “Fascism Anyone?” and appears in Free Inquiry’s Spring 2003 issue on page 20.

The 14 characteristics are: (more…)