How the UK will trade with us and the world

The formal position of the British government is that when the UK leaves the EU some time in 2019, it will have negotiated a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Union. Nobody else seems to think this will be possible:…

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…

Border analysis - from the Daily Telegraph to Aljazeera.

Border analysis – from the Daily Telegraph to Aljazeera.

This week the issue of the impact of Brexit on the border in Ireland is reaching a wider audience. It was discussed on Aljazeera social media channel “Stream”.  There were political, academic and sectoral contributions underscoring that there was little consideration…

A billion litres of Northern Ireland milk face tariffs

A billion litres of Northern Ireland milk face tariffs

"Special Irish border deal not possible"

“Special Irish border deal not possible”

An article in the Business section of today’s Irish Times should be required reading for everyone in Irish public life. It is by Kevin O’Rourke, Chichele Professor of economic history at Oxford University and the headline really tells it all:…

Hard facts from a truthful Brexiteer

Hard facts from a truthful Brexiteer

We focus on the hard facts of Brexit. Eight months after the referendum, people who point to some inevitable consequences of leaving the single market and customs union are still being accused of scaremongering. The pro-Brexit campaign was a sea…