Brexit transition period limited by EU – cue sound and fury

The EU’s lead Brexit negotiator Michelle Barnier has in a press conference this morning said that the UK’s transition period out of the union will end on 31 December 2020. This is the official view of the European Commission, and Barnier’s announcement is likely to be met with the usual hot air and indignation in […]

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On the Brussels Brexit breakthrough that isn’t

My reading of the ‘breakthrough’ agreement between the UK and EU is that there is a little progress on the rights of EU27 citizens in Britain following Brexit, and this is welcome. But, when it comes to the detail, England’s lame-duck leader and her Brussels interlocutors are kicking the can down the road. Brexit is […]

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