Sunday August 9, 2020

'Britain hasn’t a clue what it is doing'

British civil servants are making it up and peppering soundbites and position papers with weasel words. What has happened to the people who once ran an empire?

20th August, 2017

Brexit is coming. We do not yet know the form it will take. The negotiations represent a kind of onion structure of interests. You have the EU and Britain, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. You also have the individual countries of Europe with their own interests.

Some months ago EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier outlined the EU’s three priorities.

First, sort out citizens’ rights for those British migrants living in the...

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