Thursday August 6, 2020

Comment: Brexit disruption is coming, and we’d better start planning for it

We have been locked for months in a battle against Covid-19, but one thing the pandemic hasn’t put on hold is the ever-closer problem of Brexit which needs our attention now

16th July, 2020
A freight tanker arrives in dock: Goods flowing between the EU and the UK will attract paperwork and still have to be checked at the borders. Goods from Britain coming into the EU will have to be checked the same way as goods from Brazil.

Imagine a situation where you are asked to negotiate a new deal with a key supplier. The negotiations are tricky because your supplier also competes with you on other products. Then your own shareholders call in the negotiator for the other side to find out what is going on.

This unlikely scenario was played out last month. The House of Lords Committee on the European Union last week published a transcript of a private meeting...

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