"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…

It is Ireland that will suffer most in a Brexit no deal

It is Ireland that will suffer most in a Brexit no deal

Whether it is hard ball or reality the potential of a no deal has entered the conversation.  The former governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus in this piece for “The Conversation” reflects on the potential outcome of a no…

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:…

"Politically crass and scientifically meritless" - Ouch!

“Politically crass and scientifically meritless” – Ouch!

With a title – “How the UK and EU can resolve the Irish border issue after Brexit” – you would think that the Legatum Institute had it all sorted.   Not according to Queen’s University’s Dr Katy Hayward and Research…

HMRC - adding it up.

HMRC – adding it up.

The head of the HMRC has given his estimation to the Treasury Select Committee  of the cost of border and tax checks post Brexit. Between five and eight hundred million pounds with the need for about 5000 additional staff. Although…

Englands' difficulty is Irelands' too

Englands’ difficulty is Irelands’ too

Its over fourteen months since the Brexit referendum.  We’re now well into the first phase of negotiations but far away from any real understanding of what Brexit will look like and how negotiations will go.  In fact its worse than…

Revenue Commissioners on how they see Brexit working out.

Revenue Commissioners on how they see Brexit working out.

Brexit Border has been given a briefing from the Revenue Commissioners outlining how they see some of the issues emerging from Brexit working out. According to a senior Revenue official a UK exit from the EU customs union will raise…

Replacing a customs union with ..... a customs union.

Replacing a customs union with ….. a customs union.

The government has published the first of its policy papers on Brexit with two proposals: (i) A highly streamlined customs arrangement between the UK and the EU.  That’s essentially an elongated transition period during which it wants to negotiate trade…

"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….

A tale - less a few cities

A tale – less a few cities

Soft Brexit or hard Brexit its all bad news for cities across the UK in a new report by the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and Centre for Cities, which examines for the first time the potential impact of both…