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Busy going nowhere

Guy Verhofstadt points out that the UK can’t have “a better position, a better status outside the EU than inside“. Something which has always been obvious to those wise enough to add even the smallest pinch of salt to the … Continue reading

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An abusive relationship

We already know all we need to know about Brexit. Scotland voted against it. There is no Brexit ‘deal’ which negates that vote. There is no Brexit ‘deal’ which is not an insult to Scotland. There is no Brexit ‘deal’ … Continue reading

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Putting things right

The situation in which those in the agriculture and fisheries sectors find themselves is, of course, very largely a bind of their own making. Satisfying as the schadenfreude may be, it is hardly constructive. By all means, enjoy a bit … Continue reading

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Who cares?

The sorry plight of the financial sector is probably not going to elicit much sympathy. Few have any fondness for an industry which, rightly or wrongly, tends to be associated in its entirety with the worst excesses of greed and … Continue reading

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The clock is ticking

With all due respect to Dr Kirsty Hughes, there are a couple of rather significant flaws in her analysis. Most obviously, there’s the notion that the UK will not leave the EU until 2021. This is just plain wrong. One … Continue reading

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Nothing meaningful

Let’s not get too carried away. Whilst it is always delightful to see the British government in disarray, it’s not as if this is such an uncommon sight these days. May’s humiliation will sweeten many a breakfast this morning. But … Continue reading

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Moving on

I’m not quite sure why there is so much excitement about these ‘trade talks’. They can only be very limited in scope. My understanding is that the EU will only formalise any deal once the UK is a ‘third country’. … Continue reading

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