I know you’re probably sick of hearing about the B word – Brexit – we are too. In fact, the very subject makes us feel a little bit queasy. In all honesty though, it needs talking about. It will impact on every aspect of our lives and will influence where we are and how we are viewed as a nation for many generations to come.
The latest news to emerge, however, has had us here at Quick Loans sniggering and shaking our heads in disbelief.
Many sources are saying that Britain – even though it is leaving the EU – will continue to pay into the European budget after leaving. Now, forgive us if we’re missing something, but we thought that’s why a lot of people voted to come out of the EU; because the money being paid in was too much for the deal we were getting out of the union.
Ultimately we’ve left the union because, as a nation, we wanted to take back control of our own budget as well as other important issues, but it appears now we will still be paying in but will not be recognised as a member – confused? So are we.
According to many news sources, Britain will continue to plough in billions of pounds into the EU budget in return for access to the single market.
Recent reports to the contrary, however, had suggested that Theresa May and the government’s slant was to relax on the charge for single market access and to instead put all their effort into putting in place immigration barriers for other EU states.
Does anyone actually know what they’re doing?
The truth is no one knows what’s happening and even worse is that our own government don’t know which way they’re going to take it either. Theresa May has said that ‘there won’t be a running commentary’ on the Brexit journey. But what she basically means by that is that they won’t be telling us, the public, things that are discussed because they have no idea what’s going to happen themselves.
We still think that Brexit will be good for our country but like anything it will take time. It needs a strong government to pull it off and time will tell as to whether we’ve got that.