The Brexit Border Deal – key paragraphs

JOINT REPORT FROM THE NEGOTIATORS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE UNITED KINGDOM GOVERNMENT ON PROGRESS DURING PHASE 1 OF NEGOTIATIONS UNDER ARTICLE 50 TEU ON THE UNITED KINGDOM’S ORDERLY WITHDRAWAL FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION (Our highlighting of key phrases…

Don't follow the money, watch the border

Don’t follow the money, watch the border

The deal the British government is now prepared to do on its EU divorce bill could go as high as €45 billion (Financial Times), €50 billion (BBC) or €65 billion (Guardian). The confusion arises because the reports emerging from both…

Brexit could destabilise CAP and other EU programmes

Brexit could destabilise CAP and other EU programmes

The UK exit from the EU will leave holes in the Union budget which are unlikely to be filled without significant changes, according to research carried out for the EU AGRI Committee. “Possible impact of Brexit on the EU budget…

Supply chains the fourth Brexit whammy

Supply chains the fourth Brexit whammy

As nonsense and whimsical wishful thinking about soft borders recede, our appetite for hard, fact-based economic scenarios increases. To date, we have had just two systematic quantitative analyses of the impact of a crash-out Brexit on Ireland: Working Paper 550…

OECD: Brexit will wipe £40 billion off British growth

OECD: Brexit will wipe £40 billion off British growth

The “no-deal” Brexit that is now on the cards would wipe up to £40 billion off UK economic growth by 2019, according to the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD). In its September economic forecast summary it said the threat of…

"Find a new home for a billion litres of milk"

“Find a new home for a billion litres of milk”

BBB was established a year ago in large measure because we were so critical of the quality of media analysis and commentary on the issue. An honourable exception from day one was Tony Connelly, RTE Europe Editor. Now he has…

Customs White Paper faces both ways

Customs White Paper faces both ways

There is by now a well-established procedure in the Brexit debate that involves you or me  or Michel Barnier asking the British government what they intend to do about this or that and getting a reply on the lines of:…

A stay of execution is always welcome

A stay of execution is always welcome

Dr Samuel Johnson, he who was not overly impressed by the Giant’s Causeway, said that the prospect of hanging concentrates the mind wonderfully. We who grapple with the looming disaster that is Brexit know exactly what he meant. So the…

“How do you quantify what you might be missing out on?”

“How do you quantify what you might be missing out on?”

Intelsens was interviewed by Brexit Border Blog on behalf of Intertrade Ireland. The interview was first published on Intertrade Ireland’s website. One look at the front page of the website of Intelesens underscores the collaborative nature of this pioneering health manufacturer….

"We will pass the cost of tariffs along to the end-users”

“We will pass the cost of tariffs along to the end-users”

Univet was interviewed by Brexit Border Blog on behalf of Intertrade Ireland. The interview was first published on Intertrade Ireland’s website. Univet employs 64 people at its single manufacturing plant in Co Cavan, making veterinary pharmaceuticals for cattle, sheep and pigs….