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"It just so happens that making the British prime minister happy isn't the vocation of sovereign leaders of the 27 member states that chose to remain in the EU."
On Brexit I am disappointed. The EU will remain at the table until the last moment. We hope the UK government will recognise the historic choice we face and consequences of not reaching a deal. We want to move forward but this can only happen if previous agreements are respected.
Maybe it has not been explained often and simply enough why there won't be frictionless trade - even with a trade agreement. So let me try to do this: WHAT IT TAKES TO HAVE FRICTIONLESS TRADE - AND WHY WE WON'T HAVE IT WITH THE EU EVEN WITH A TRADE DEAL (thread)
JPMorgan, the biggest U.S. bank, is moving around €200 billion euros ($230 billion) from the U.K. to Germany as a result of Britain’s exit from the EU. Here’s why.
A former Irish Ambassador retweeting a former French Ambassador, half in condemnation half in sorrow about the UK government. Once upon a time this would have mattered deeply to any UK government.
'A case in point: is not refusing to list as a third country for food imports (SPS).'
Lots of requests for a step-by-step explanation of Johnson's plans to breach Protocol on Irish border. / No problem. And by the end, you'll understand why this man is totally unfit to hold public office.
A selection of videos from New Zealand showing their government's view of Brexit and its consequences.
"I can see no reason why any prime minister in their right mind would ever take us out," says prime minister taking us out of the EU.
Every time Johnson Government waffles on about NI's integral place in UK Internal Market and guarantee of unfettered trade with Great Britain, this Commission summary of what businesses need to prepare for under Tories' "Great Brexit Deal" acts as a very effective lie detector.
"In all areas, the U.K. continues to backtrack," says EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier, accusing Boris Johnson's government of distancing itself from the political declaration previously agreed with the bloc
Nissan's Chief Operating Officer, Ashwani Gupta, explains that despite Nissan's recent moves, under a No-Deal Brexit (most likely outcome), the Sunderland Plant, on which 34,000 jobs depend, will be unsustainable. / He's saying this 2 June 2020. / Deadline to avoid No-Deal: 30 June.
UK proposals for implementing Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland deserve detailed scrutiny. No doubt the Commission will soon oblige! Below = some first thoughts from me (moving from the general to the specific) pending more critical reading & cross-checking ...
'I remain convinced that with mutual respect and constructive engagement by the #UK across the board, on all issues of the negotiating table, we can move forward in the limited available time.'
'The most interesting point in @DavidGHFrost letter was the bit expressing incredulity at no European country being able to operate outside EU sphere. The EU is how countries of Europe (up until now, UK included) have come to organise their relationship over time.'
It is understandable, and even desirable from a business perspective, that many of the UK's demands on EU are ahemm, 'ambitious'. ...