Incoming president of the EU Joseph Muscat (Malta) has declared that the EU will not be prepared to allow the UK to be part of the single market when it leaves.
Muscat takes the position that there are a great deal of details to be negotiated, not least of which will be the 'bill' the UK will have to pay - this is something that I was not previously aware of, but looking into it has been a bit of an 'eye-opener'.
There are talks of a £350m-a-week 'divorce' settlement to cover UK obligations, which is exactly the amount that the BREXIT campaign said could be channeled from the EU into the NHS. On the other hand, it is just for the 12 months after we cut ties, but I don't recall ANYONE mentioning this is any debate?
The more we learn about the cost of leaving the EU, the more I wonder whether our government (all sides) has seriously mis-informed us regarding BREXIT, and then I am left wondering why they would do that??
I am never one to be impressed by conspiracy theories, but I am starting to seriously doubt the real drivers behind the so-called 'Remain' campaign.