Remainers start to find their voice as an open letter in Scottish newspaper The Herald calls for Brexit to be halted.
Editor’s Remarks: Lord Kerr, the veteran senior diplomat who in 2003 drafted Article 50, which sets out the procedure for leaving the EU, has signed an open letter by 65 Scottish public figures calling for a halt to the Brexit process. The letter was published on the same day as Nicky Morgan, the new head of the Treasury select committee, warned that a “pain-free Brexit” would not be possible and placed herself firmly on the side of business interests by calling for a transitional EU deal. The debate about Brexit’s effect on UK living standards seems to be only just beginning, but the drip drip of news about businesses moving operations out of the UK continues – the latest is Citigroup who has said they will be moving some operations to Frankfurt. Lord Kerr has opposed the government’s view that Article 50 is irreversible, but he wrote it in the first place and the Remain voices could get louder this autumn.