Friday July 10, 2020

The Tax Take: We need to get ready for a forcible, abrupt Brexit

A rough departure by Britain from the EU spells trouble for the North

15th January, 2017
The former British ambassador to the EU, Ivan Rogers

It is just over six months since the then British secretary of state for justice, Michael Gove, claimed that everyone was tired of hearing from experts. The recent departure of the former British ambassador to the EU, Ivan Rogers, followed rapidly by his retirement from the British civil service, seems to confirm this view.

Civil servants on both sides of the Irish Sea tend to be reserved and cautious in their approach, and deferential almost...

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