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Los arrepentidos del Brexit

Los arrepentidos del Brexit por Carlos Fresneda del Mundo Una manifestante con la bandera de la UE en su boina, durante una protesta anti-Brexit en Birmingham. DARREN STAPLESREUTERS

James Chapman, ex jefe de Gabinete del ministro para el Brexit, David Davis, es el último partidario de abandonar la UE que advierte de que va a ser una "catástrofe"
James Chapman lo vio venir desde dentro. El ex jefe de personal del ministro del Brexit, David Davis, ha roto la baraja y ha advertido que la ruptura con la Unión Europea -en los términos que pretende Theresa May- va a ser una "catástrofe" y va a dejar a la economía británica "al borde del precipicio".
James Chapman, que abandonó su puesto antes de la debacle electoral de junio, ha interpretado este verano el papel del último "arrepentido" del Brexit, tomando el relevo a Dominic Cummings, ex jefe de la campaña Vote Leave, que advirtió recientemente que las negociaciones con Bruselas "avanzan hacia una d…

Brexit report: Do 29 per cent of Remainers really want to deport EU citizens? And does 70 per cent of UK back hard Brexit?

report in The Independent last Friday relayed the findings from a new study that suggested almost a third of Remain voters “would accept” the expulsion of all EU workers in 2019. The same study was also reported by a host of other media outlets as showing that an overwhelming majority of the British public are now in favour of a hard Brexit – meaning the UK leaving the single market and customs union – in less than two years’ time. The first finding caused understandable distress to many Europeans living in Britain, since they were led to believe that even many people who had wanted the UK to remain in the EU now wanted them expelled. And the second has been seized upon by Brexiteers as evidence that their hardline approach actually enjoys wide public backing. But do these reports accurately represent what the study shows?  Do 29 per cent of Remainers want EU nationals expelled? No. This is a deeply unfortunate misreading the results of the research, which was conducted by Sara Hob…

Britain's Inexcusable Dithering Over Brexit

Britain's Inexcusable Dithering Over Brexit
Prime Minister Theresa May needs a plan. 

Britain's government needs to start governing. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The Brexit deadline of March 2019 creeps ever closer, and exit talks are under way -- but Britain’s government still doesn’t know what it wants. This failure to set a clear goal, much less devise a strategy for achieving it, isn’t all that surprising, given the political mess caused by Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to call an early election. It’s nonetheless inexcusable.
May’s sense of urgency, if any, did not preclude a summer vacation. It’s to be hoped she returns to London energized by sober reflection and a sense of impending disaster -- because that’s what a so-called cliff-edge Brexit would be for her country, and each passing week makes it more likely.
The right goal has been clear for months. The U.K. needs a transitional exit deal that will temporarily keep most of its existing rights and obliga…