18 09, 2021

EU and UK trade talks after Brexit

By |2021-09-23T08:10:45+00:00September 18th, 2021|Categories: Brexit Newsletter|Tags: , , , , , |

The European Union (EU) has been finalizing multiple trade deals since Brexit, many of which have been painstakingly negotiated over several years.  Meanwhile, the UK government has been hurriedly concluding numerous continuity trade agreements (rolling over former EU deals) and embarking on new ones, raising alarm bells over their quality [...]

18 09, 2021

EU Industry Strategy poses risks for UK business post-Brexit

By |2021-09-22T15:16:27+00:00September 18th, 2021|Categories: Brexit Newsletter|Tags: , , , , , |

The EU has initiated a new industry strategy designed to enhance the bloc’s health crisis management, to achieve greater Single Market integration and to secure strategic autonomy in managing risks.  This article explores key aspects of this new strategy, while reflecting on associated complexities for UK businesses competing in the [...]

5 01, 2021

The Brexit Deal’s Shades of Grey

By |2021-01-05T14:13:17+00:00January 5th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe, Trade|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Jasper Fforde’s dystopian novel, “Shades of Grey”, set in a distant future where social class in the UK is determined by how many colours a person visually perceives, has certain uncanny parallels with today’s political and media class’s black and white perceptions of Brexit. This is most strikingly apparent in [...]

2 10, 2020

EU-UK talks look like “tunnelling” toward a fudged deal

By |2020-10-09T11:46:02+00:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Will there be a No Deal Brexit or a Free Trade Agreement, of some kind, by 15th October 2020?  This was the date by which UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted an accord should be reached or, as he put it, Britain would simply walk away. Regaining British sovereignty? Given [...]

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