ICBAN seeks rural communities views on Brexit

ICBAN seeks rural communities views on Brexit

ICBAN – the cross border organisation is teaming up with Queen’s University to conduct a research project on Brexit and the Central Border region.  The results of the project  will be compiled in a project report that will be shared with…

Reality is biting

Reality is biting

There was a sense in the UK both before and after the Brexit vote that the 27 remaining EU countries would value the UK’s market sufficient for them to prioritise a new economic relationship in negotiations.  In practical terms that…

Do not get distracted from real issues by UK electioneering

Do not get distracted from real issues by UK electioneering

EDITORIAL: We on the island of Ireland need to keep our eyes firmly fixed on the centre of the stage and ignore the off-stage commotion, raised voices and nasty tones emanating from the UK election. It is very important to…

Lords warn of potential disaster for agri-food sector

Lords warn of potential disaster for agri-food sector

Hard border controls, tariffs and smuggling could “severely disrupt” the agri-food industry here post-Brexit, the House of Lords EU Committee is warning. The Lords’ Brexit: Agriculture report, published yesterday, insists there will need to be Transitional Arrangements to allow the…

Source: NI problems compounded by Brexit election

Source: NI problems compounded by Brexit election

In the absence of much mention in Britain of possible harsh effects of Brexit on Northern Ireland, credit is due to the European Policy Centre (EPC) for at least trying to provoke a discussion. Compiled by a group of Belfast-based…

Editorial: Two rocks and a hard place.

Editorial: Two rocks and a hard place.

Three of the issues that have attracted attention in the wake of Brexit underscore both the law of unintended consequences and the emerging contradictions between the Brexit vote and the British Government response. The UK voted for a hard Brexit…

FRONTLINE PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS BUSINESS CONCERNS ALONG THE BORDER

FRONTLINE PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS BUSINESS CONCERNS ALONG THE BORDER

Brexit Border Blog is delighted to have been associated with The Frontline Project commissioned by the British Irish Chamber and Chambers Ireland. It is a collection of first hand testimonies collected from Louth to Donegal which reveals the extent of…

‘There will be a hard border, the only question is where’

Notions of a high-tech unseen border are a pipe dream, promises of a soft border almost worthless. This is the forthright view of Professor James Anderson, a founder-member of the Centre for International Borders Research at Queen’s University Belfast, writing in…

Failure to plan for a 'no deal' will be a serious dereliction of duty.

Failure to plan for a ‘no deal’ will be a serious dereliction of duty.

The government has said no Brexit deal is better than a bad deal. This has provoked Westminster’s Foreign Affairs Committee to explore the implications of a such a ‘no deal’.  Its report spells out why it believes such an eventuality…

Brexit business relocation will be a two-way street

It is expected that the triggering of Article 50 in coming weeks will also set relocation plans in motion as companies seek to secure access to their main markets. The focus is very much on UK financial services which will…