"Is there a sense you may be hit by our decision more than we are?"

“Is there a sense you may be hit by our decision more than we are?”

This Blog has urged more informed debate and facts around the issues emerging from Brexit. Two days of evidence gathering by the Lords European Union Select Committee has demonstrated the extent to which there are more questions than answers.

Day one in Belfast on October 17th, with a team of political scientists, highlighted how worrying that position is with a claim that at a political level in Northern Ireland some people are still denying that there will any major changes no matter what Brexit looks like.

Meanwhile Day two in Dublin, with senior Irish economists and Tourism Ireland, didn’t miss the wall with substantial commentary about the unanswered questions on the “enormous” legal, adminstrative, and technical challenges ahead and their implications for trade, migration, energy and the border – provoking this yet to be answered question from the Chair:

“Is there a sense you may be hit by our decision more than we are?”

Some organisations delivered written submissions including the PSNI, Secretary of State, Former Taoiseach John Bruton, CAWT, Centre for Cross Border Studies and the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies.