Brexit, Brussels and the Border

Unlike Ireland, the British actually have a bottom line. If the terms offered are bad enough they will decide no deal is better than a bad deal, writes Ray Bassett

3rd September, 2017

The latest round of EU/Britain negotiations have ended yet again in public disagreement. It is hard to see how progress can be made under the existing formula, especially with the guidelines issued to Michel Barnier. It is also difficult not to suspect that the EU side, or at least the Brussels establishment, does not want a balanced deal. Failure to engage in mutually beneficial trade discussions at the earliest possible occasion is simply incomprehensible. They...

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