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So, you think the Brexit situation is complex. Nope! It is actually very simple. In fact, Bill Clinton had the answer way back in 1992: "It's the economy, stupid". The central issue with the Brexit negotiations is the Single Market and the UK's continuing access to it after withdrawal from EU membership. That's it, in a nutshell. It is the UK's single largest market and without it the UK economy will get worse, a lot worse.
A couple of articles in today's Mirror exemplifies the struggle newspapers have to fill their politics sections while the parliaments are in recess. It's not that there aren't topics that could be discussed, it is just that these either don't fit the newspapers' agenda or they consider them to lack entertainment value.
If this general election campaign is remembered for anything it will be the Tories complete inability to engage with the public or the media. This lack of engagement is exemplified by Theresa May's vacuous so called public meetings. Long gone are the days when Tory leaders would go on walkabouts in town high streets where they could actually meet the public. Instead, we are treated to mock events filled with the party faithful brandishing expensively printed posters with the current in-vogue CCHQ sanctioned slogans. The events are always in out of the way locations where access can be easily controlled and the media are sworn to secrecy.
Well, Theresa May actually. Here are her actual words less than one year ago:
Conservative leader David Cameron seems to be reduced to one desperate campaign tactic in an attempt to rescue his faltering bid for a second term as Prime Minister. In essence the Tory fear story is: you better not vote for Labour as they will be controlled by these Nasty Nats. The problem for the Tory leader is he can't even get this one fear story right.
Everyone involved in the referendum campaign (on either side) couldn't fail to remember the brouhaha about the Weir's donations to the Yes Campaign and the SNP.
The Oban Times is reporting on a stushie surrounding Tory MSP for the Highlands and Islands Jamie McGrigor and his withdrawal from an independence debate on Skye. Now, there are all sorts of reasons why someone might pull out from a debate but in this case it is being reported that he was given his marching orders by the No campaign organisation Better Together.
Well, it has been some week already and it is only Tuesday.