Brexit: A Recent Speech by Sir Ivan Rogers, UK’s Former Representative to the EU

As subscribers to my mailing list I thought you might be interested in a recent speech given by Sir Ivan Rogers, the UK’s former representative to the EU:
https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2018/12/13/full-speech-sir-ivan-rogers-on-brexit/

His assessment of the Brexit negotiations is particularly illuminating and actually very balanced. He offers an overview of how we have arrived at this situation, the intricacies of Brexit and the reticence of politicians to be honest about the choices facing the Nation. The only issue I take with Sir Ivan’s position is that of a People’s Vote. I believe that a final decision by the British people is not only desirable but a constitutional necessity. Once the choice was made to put membership of the European Union to the people as a whole, they became the only legitimate source to resolve any serious conflicts that then arose; this is evidenced by the parliamentary gridlock now on display.

I hope you find the article interesting.

Best Wishes

Julie