Brexit challenges

26th Aug 2016

Sir, The falling pound and faltering foreign investment plans for our industry, are revealing -Brexit is like a slow car crash.

We just do not know how much Theresa May and the Tory Brexit Government will be able to replace the good things about membership of the European Union which we could lose.
We could lose European Union Citizenship/Passport and Driving Licence for easy and convenient travel throughout the EU.

We hope Brexit will enable me and others who have disabled dependents to keep the EU Blue badge for parking concessions anywhere in the EU

I hope movement of people will not be affected. We have Europeans working in our shops and services, and UK citizens enjoying their retirement in France, Spain or working in the EU. Like immigrants from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan etc, these immigrants tend to work very hard in unglamorous jobs. Hope this stays too.

Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, has promised farmers, scientists and local councils would have most EU grants (though not environmental grants) replaced with UK money. Whilst a welcome step, voters can increasingly see that Boris Johnson’s Brexit Bus slogan that £350 million a WEEK might go to the NHS was an empty ‘promise’ as that money can’t be spent twice. The money which we pay in membership (much less than £350m a week), is now to be used for other purposes and there’s the danger that the benefits we receive from the European club will be lost.

On top of the potential loss of EU advantages Brexit has apparently brought racists and xenophobes out of the shadows of our otherwise tolerant society.

Yours,
Sabir Rahman Jones
Kettering

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