Lucinda Creighton: Britain may have left but it will never truly be done with the EU

The transition phase has ended, but the work to build a new relationship between Britain and the EU is only beginning

3rd January, 2021
Lucinda Creighton: Britain may have left but it will never truly be done with the EU
While another phase on the Brexit journey may have concluded, a long road still stretches ahead, with many more deals and agreements to be negotiated. Picture: Getty

At every stage of the Brexit process politicians, negotiators and commentators breathed a sigh of relief when the hard part was done.

This was to some extent the case when the referendum itself took place, when the original negotiations with former British prime minister Theresa May ended, when the breakthrough compromise between Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson was reached, when Britain’s eventual exit took place on December 31, 2019, when the Free Trade Agreement was...

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