When I see JC Juncker saying no to any changes to the backstop I am reminded why I voted leave. So that a cabal of unelected unaccountable drunken foreigners don't make the laws of the United Kingdom.
The UK isn't going to erect a physical border. The Irish might be forced into it by their German masters.
But there is already a border for VAT, duty,income tax and other regulations. Is it really necessary to have barbed wire and men in tricorn hats checking cross border milk deliveries? Surely it is possible for checks to be made on departure/arrival and recorded electronically!
A trap set by the EU to subjugate the UK inside the customs union with no means of escape.
As an ACCA 20 years post qual having worked in practice, financial services and industry I can sympathise with your post.
Good luck in your new role and feel free to bounce!
It depends who does it
However you were told it was a fishing club when you joined, it didn't morph into a hang-gliding club during your period of membership!
The leave campaigners need to be pressing the Government for their plans and timescales if we vote leave. In particular the Government should be providing the following:
1. Leave date,ie within 2 years
2. Assurances that visas will not be required for travel to EU countries
3. Timescale for joining EEA if applicable
4. From when will UK tariffs be applied to non EU imports (if applicable)
5 Which countries will have priority in trade negotiations?
6 When will EU migrants be treated equally to non EU migrants?
7 Which EU funded projects will have their funding replaced by the UK?
8 How will the Irish Republic be impacted and what measures can be taken to mitigate any negative impact of border controls or tariffs?
In short Voteleave need to be forcing the Government to disclose their plans after a leave vote.
The leave campaign could make more of the lower shop prices that will result from leaving this customs union. The EU elite may buy their clothes hand made in Italy but most of mine come from the Far East. Food could be sourced more cheaply from Africa or outside the EU which would in turn help to develop other economies unfairly disadvantaged by EU protectionism.,
As accountants we should be concerned that our taxes are being squandered by an institution that cannot produce audited accounts and seemingly has no desire to do so.
Returning to the club analogy I have found when considering leaving that the reasons are politely discussed and if no satisfactory terms for staying are agreed then good wishes are exchanged and the door left open for rejoining later if circumstances change. If threatened with consequences I think this would be a club to which I do not wish to be a member.
Give the salesmen a choice of:
1. Keep the fuel card, private mileage included. Fuel benefit tax will apply ; or
2. Return the fuel card, business mileage can be claimed (at HMRC fuel only rates). Fuel benefit tax will not apply.
Duck quickly when the cards come flying back.