If the EBA bid was a battle, Brexit is the war

A column from the trenches of the civil service

26th November, 2017

After our defeat to Denmark and the loss of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, we have had to turn our attention back to a winning sport – EU full contact politics. We almost pulled it off with the European Banking Authority bid, but there is no time to rest. The EBA was a battle. Brexit is the war.

Like the British government, we never imagined Brexit would actually happen and then, when it did, we suspended...

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