Fruit is one of my favourite things about summer, and as a keen baker, I can safely say that there’s nothing quite like local, home-grown berries for enhancing a cake. But could Brexit be threatening to take away even these simple pleasures?
More than a year after the EU referendum we’re still hearing the same arguments from both sides. Leavers, including the current government, have interpreted the result as a vote for ending the free movement of EU citizens because of concerns about wages and public services. Remainers focus on staying in the single market and say that free movement is the price we have to pay.
Last week, Theresa May announced her political offering to European leaders in Brussels on how she will deal with EU citizens living in the UK post Brexit. Yesterday, the government produced a document: The United Kingdom’s Exit from the European Union, which provides more detail on the PM’s approach and offering to EU citizens.
It would seem that Theresa May has a flair for the dramatic these days. An out of the blue, snap election. Announcing her opening gambit on the rights of EU citizens on the eve of the anniversary of the referendum. Presenting said opening gambit in vague terms and making anxious EU citizens wait over the weekend before presenting the detail in a subsequent position paper the following week.