Today, I will just post a few questions that has been answered today by the Department for Exiting the European Union (DeXEU) Secretary Mundell and also State Minister Eustice, both Tories MPs and ministers, who are proving that the they will assess the situation and find invisible deals, but not give clear information on the possible split form the Union and the possible effects. It must be bleak and vicious if they as politicians fear the aftermath of the release of the damages of the leaving the Union goes public. They must know the score and sore wound will struggle to heal after the departure of Membership.
That is why these answers from the Tories Government is revealing, not because they say much, but because they say so little. They are not giving signs or even signals of where the United Kingdom are heading post-EU Membership. This is now proven with Mundell and Eustice, these two cabinet ministers are proving their loyalty, but also how little they will reveal. Take a look!
Seema Malhotra MP of Feltham and Heston asked the government this question on the 25th October 2017: “To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether his Department was consulted by the Department for Exiting the European Union on the economic impact assessments conducted for the UK leaving the EU” (Malhotra, 25.10.2017). This was answered by the Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell, the Conservative Party MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale. Mundell answered on the 2nd November: “The UK Government is carrying out an ongoing programme of comprehensive analytical work that will inform our negotiating position with the EU, to define our deep and special partnership with the EU and inform our understanding of how EU exit will affect the UK’s domestic policies and frameworks. The Scotland Office is working with officials across government, in close coordination with the Department for Exiting the European Union, to ensure the delivery of a holistic programme of analysis across government” (Mundell, 02.11.2017).
Chris Ruane MP of Vale of Clwyd asked this question on the 26th October: “To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on the volume of exports of Welsh lamb to Europe of leaving the EU without a deal”. This was answered George Eustice MP, the Conservative Party of Camborne and Redruth, who is the State Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who answered this: “We are fully aware of the importance of the EU market as a destination for Welsh and UK lamb. We want to secure a deep and comprehensive Free-Trade Agreement as an alternative to membership of the Single Market, which preserves our access to EU markets for lamb and all agricultural products. We are conducting ongoing analysis to help to develop a detailed understanding of how various trade scenarios will impact on all regions of the UK” (Eustice, 02.11.2017).
Chris Ruane MP of Vale of Clwyd asked this question on the 26th October: “To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussion he has had with his (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) counterpart in the Welsh Government on the effect of leaving the EU without a deal on the export of Welsh lamb to Europe” (Ruane, 26.10.2017). This was answered by Alun Cairns MP of Vale of Glamorgan, the Secretary of State of Wales, who answered this: “Leaving the EU presents a major opportunity for Welsh and wider UK agriculture and we are working towards achieving the best possible deal for the agricultural industry across the UK. We want to secure a deep and comprehensive Free Trade Agreement as an alternative to membership of the Single Market, which preserves our access to EU markets for red meat, including Welsh lamb, and all agricultural products. The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales will continue to work with other Government departments including the Department for Exiting the European Union, directly with farmers and farming industry representatives, and Welsh and local Government to support the Welsh economy and promote a prosperous Wales within a strong United Kingdom after we leave the EU” (Cairns, 02.11.2017).
If you felt your were getting wiser, you are not, because that is the intention of the Tories Government. To keep the people in the dark, that is why the Brexit Assessment Reports on effects on Industry and the country in general are kept hidden on the desks and inside the Departments. They are kept as government secrets as the tactics and the negotiations are also kept in secret. The Tories are trying to this all in secrecy, instead of having an open policy.
These answers to the Scottish and Welsh representative on their constituencies and their industries are really proving their lack of understanding. That the non-answers combined with secrets makes the locals and constituents uncertain about the future prospects. The same with businesses that don’t know if they have a market to trade in or possible to import within a affordable price-range to make profits. It is like the UK Government want the unknown and uncertain to loom, since they have numbers and possible analysis that are damaging. Since the loss of direct access to the European Markets will hurt the economy and also the export industry. Also, the possible investments from European businesses in the United Kingdom. All of this can be put in question, when Mundell and Eustice are answering like they do today.
This is worrying for the United Kingdom, that they are trying to blind-fold businesses and the public, even their representatives, as they walking like Stevie Wonder to the unknown future outside the European Union. Peace.