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BREXIT The road ahead

Friday 31 January 2020. At 11pm tonight, midnight in Brussels, the UK will formally leave the EU and Brexit will be over. Or will it? All we have now is the end of the beginning of Brexit, but with another deadline looming on 31 December 2020 for the mythical trade deal with the EU. Without… Read More

BREXIT Getting Brexit done?

Monday 23 December. The UK’s new Conservative government now has a clear parliamentary majority of 80 seats to enable it to pass into law the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement by the deadline of the 31 January 2020. So it would seem the result has brought some clarity.  Or has it? On the 12 December 2019 the… Read More

BREXIT Reshuffling the deck

Thursday 31 October, the date we were promised by Boris Johnson the UK would leave the EU, with or without a deal. Parliament successfully frustrated the Government’s attempts to leave a no deal Brexit as an option to strengthen our negotiating position with the EU, with the “Benn Act” forcing Boris to ask for an… Read More

BREXIT Enough is enough?

Thursday 17 October. A week ago I was in Amsterdam for my last visit to the EU before the 31 October Brexit deadline, working with AGN International as EMEA regional Chair, building connections and business for our UK clients. It was clear to me that our friends in the EU do not want the UK… Read More

BREXIT The porogative to prorogue

Friday 27 September. What a total mess we are in! A PM who loses his first six votes in the House, illegally prorogues parliament, misleads the Queen and yet, the opposition are unwilling to put forward a vote of no confidence. Twice Boris has asked for an election and twice he has failed to get… Read More

BREXIT So what happens next?

Monday 29 July, just 94 days left before the BREXIT deadline. Parliament went into recess for the summer last week, with proceedings drawn to a close with Boris’ bulldozing of a bewildered Labour front bench, in his inaugural address to the House as PM. If the UK is to leave the EU on 31 October, with no… Read More

BREXIT Season 2 – a new leader and a new plan?

Wednesday 24 July, season 2 of Game of Brexit has started and a new leader is crowned! The season finale is scheduled for 31 October, just 99 days away. Only, this isn’t a game, and something significant has to give in the next 3 months. Teresa May was a remain supporter who pledged to deliver… Read More

BREXIT Everything Changes

Friday 24 May and nearly three years after taking office, Teresa May’s time as Prime Minister drew to a close today, as she announced her resignation as Conservative Party Leader early in June. She will however remain as PM until a new Party Leader is selected, possibly sometime in July. I can’t help thinking this… Read More

BREXIT No man’s land

Saturday 18 May. Do you remember just a few weeks ago, when BREXIT was the only thing in the news for months on end. Now, post Easter the silence has been deafening. When they start moving, events move quickly in the world of BREXIT. I originally wrote this post last Monday and no sooner had… Read More

BREXIT – Happy Easter, give us a break

Following the recent rejection of the Withdrawal Bill element of Mrs May’s BREXIT deal (meaningful vote 2.5), talks have been ongoing with Labour to find a way forward. Nothing has come of this so far and one could summise that Mrs May really just needed to go to the EU summit on 10 April with… Read More