Brexit Update: Post-Brexit Realities Begin to Bite

After years of debate, negotiations and impasse, Britain will leave the EU this Friday, the 31st January 2020. This will be the final Brupdate before Brexit Day. In Britain, a strange calm seems to have descended since December’s general election.…

Brexit Update: The Election That Changed Everything

It was the Russian radical activist Emma Goldman who once said, “If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal” – she could not have been more wrong. Britain’s vote to leave the EU on 23rd June 2016 changed everything. One…

Brexit Update: A Local View on a National Election

The UK’s general election is drawing ever closer. Yet still – mere days away from polling day – no one seems to be able to predict what will happen with any real certainty. This is due to the fact that…

Brexit Update: Yet Another Election

It’s the Brexit deadline that wasn’t, then almost was, but then again wasn’t. Britain’s ‘do or die’ Halloween exit from the EU ended up being nothing more than unfulfillable hyperbole. Warnings that Britain would “explode” if the Halloween deadline was…

Brexit Update: We’re Heading for No Deal

Sound the Brexit klaxon! I’ve now come to the conclusion that I’ve been overly optimistic in these updates! Within the last fortnight, I’ve concluded that the UK is probably going to drop out of the EU without a deal. It’ll…

Brexit Paralysis: What Happens Next?

Brexit is being consumed by its own clichés. Freedom of Movement must end! cries Theresa May. Yet the Brexit-Ultras are outraged that doing so is reciprocal. We want control of our own laws and money! cries Theresa May. Yet some…

Brexit: How the EU and UK Misunderstand Each Other

The difficulty of the Brexit negotiations arises mainly from misunderstandings on both sides. However, with the UK becoming significantly more realistic, the possibility of no deal is no longer at stake. Recently, the Brexit negotiations have seen major progress. The…