Here’s the Brexit cake you ordered, now you’ve got to eat it. At a lunch with EU ambassadors on Wednesday, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is understood to have given a frosty response to the volley of complaints from UK businesses about how difficult it all is, especially the rules […]
Chris Grey notes that the ‘sticking’ points about the neverending saga of the Brexit negotiations is around divergence: It’s also worth noting something about these three sticking points. A key and utterly flawed claim of the Brexiters has been that a trade deal would be easy because the UK was starting from a point of […]
‘Sources’ close to the negotiations at what is now the long last minute of the 11th hour of the 4th year now believe a no-deal outcome is most likely. Sometimes, when dealing with children, you need to give them what they want, and then let them see what the consequences are. Of course, in this […]
Got a friendly update from An Post (who I use for addresspal deliveries from the UK): Ah, time to look at alternatives to buying things from England I guess. I am reminded by all this about how ‘progress’ isn’t always in one direction, it’s redefinable and life really is characterised by change rather than progress.
Hmmm: Financial services in the UK can currently trade across the European Economic Area (EEA) because member countries are bound by the same regulatory framework. The arrangement, known as “passporting”, expires at the end of the year and, while the UK has legislated so that EU banks can continue to provide services for customers in […]
After three and a bit years of watching the UK take a nation-sized gap year finding yourself experience, finally, some sort of conclusion to Brexit. Or at least, a definitive that can be pointed at. Obviously, there’s the negotiations to start on the ‘future relationship’ as it’s being termed. And no country is an island, […]
The butter dish caused me to consider Brexit over my ‘full English’ in Blackpool. Given Lakeland Dairies location in Cavan, it almost definitely contains milk from both sides of the border, so this butter probably travelled more than I did to get to this table. All made easier by the EU. What’s going to happen […]