There were NO brexit opportunities:greenmark wrote: ↑Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:15 pmThe difference being BJ's claims of "getting brexit done" and "levelling up" has proved to be pure rhetoric. Red wall constituents are no more or less bright than anyone else. When their pockets are hit they wake up and want answers as to why we've wound up here.Derek27 wrote: ↑Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:21 pmA new PM and a fresh start may be the best way to get them back. If they were daft enough to trust the biggest liar in the history of parliament (who was sacked from the cabinet for lying) they could well trust Truss if she makes a few promises.greenmark wrote: ↑Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:16 pm
Truss will slam deprived areas way beyond the level of Sunak.
She's going for tax cuts, which, with no ability to borrow more, will mean service cuts.
Truss likes to present herself as a no-nonsense Thatcher clone. But she has failed to explain the where the cuts will be. I think I know it will be in the Red wall constituencies that she knows are already lost.
Sure covid and Ukraine are outside normality. But underlying that is a total failure "to exploit" the opportunites of Brexit. And Truss is hyping the same crap. Brexit has happened, now flipping show us these 'opportunities'. The Tory credibility on the economy is evaporating before our eyes. They haven't really a clue what they're doing. They're all scuttling around saving their fat arses.
- We stuck with the NI protocol, tear it up and you risk a trade war with the EU and seriously piss off the USA. Continue with it and Unionists wont take their seats at stormont for a generation.
- Thousands of NHS staff have left, we can't or don't want to recruit from the EU.
- We cant do major trade deals, USA not interested, India would want mass migration with free Visa's. You can only do good deals if you have or produce something that others want. We fail on both counts. Any trade deals will be one sided.
- Scotland will probably leave the union in the coming years. Because of migration difference's there would have to be a hard/physical border between England and Scotland. That would cause havoc from an economy point of view plus what do we do with the Nuclear fleet of submarines.
- We have lost being part of some major projects around Space, Scientific, Financial and Militarily. Not too mention losing out on knowledge sharing around terrorist activities.
- Yes i voted leave and I knew things were going to be difficult in the short to medium term. But I didn't for one minute believe what was put on the side of a bus. That was all BS etc.
The economy is a difficult one and not just the UK's problem. The USA and Germany are more than likely going into recession too later this year or early in the new year. That will have a knock on affect throughout Europe and elsewhere.
All the time Russia and now China are calling the shots then high prices are here to stay, probably for a number of years. Only fix is to take them on one way or another, come what may. Risky, yes but you cant have 2 super powers being allowed to hold the rest of the world to ransom. The USA will realise that soon enough and without consulting much do what they did to Japan many years back.
Anyway, football is back, so all is good.