2021 has been a year of passage for Brexit – the process of the United Kingdom (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU) – but the Promised Land, much hailed by the Brexiteers, seems increasingly a faraway mirage. On the one hand, 2021 marked yet another step in the process of UK detachment from the […]
For half a century I have campaigned for a united Europe with Britain playing a full role. The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) that was approved by the British Parliament on 30 December heralded, for me, a very bad and very very painful day. The TCA finalises Britain’s divorce from the most successful peace project […]
For Ireland, there is no such thing as a good Brexit. However, if they must now accept Brexit as inevitable, there are a few fundamental protections that cannot be undone.
if the Conservatives secure a majority of seats in the Commons, then Brexit will happen next year. If they don’t, then there will be a new referendum. But anything can happen.
The UK referendum on the EU in 2016, has resulted in much discussion about a divided nation especially with younger people.
There has been an idea doing the rounds in the UK (which is now on its last legs) that German industry will ensure, via Chancellor Angela Merkel’s clout in EU decision making, favourable Brexit conditions for the UK. But this argument doesn’t hold water partly because it is not unclear what these conditions would entail […]