Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I can understand your apprehensions. These are reasonable to the extent that anyone is able or willing to comprehend the procedural rules advanced by the EU, rather than the gov't of UK. 29 Mar 2019, the withdrawal date, is not a terminal to me though. It is the end of the old trade union; it is the beginning of the trade relationship the UK gov't. indeed seeks.

Disposing of old obligations before establishing new ones is "fitting and proper". The many digits given to a "future relationships" are wasted now, disingenuous on its face and possibly malicious.

I take some consolation in my expectation that if EU's agents err in negotiation, they will do so on the side of zealous enforcement or misplaced precision of duties (as  in the case of GREEK debt service), rather than the remedy.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Aug 24th, 2017 at 03:39:31 PM EST
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