Well, not so unexpected in the end : the brexit referendum was a lot about foreign workers in Britain and their supposedly unfair advantages. Advertisements
Der Spiegel says that one side is playing football while the other cricket : At the moment, both sides are heading for the most extreme form of Brexit: A breakup with no deal at all. […] This is even understandable, from their perspective, because a soft Brexit would mean that Britain would have to continue abiding…… Continue reading Brexit : toward a cold break
A number of UK employers are advertising jobs not open anymore to EU nationals. Fair enough : they voted the exit because of the single market for workers, they’re now doing the brexit at the grassroot level. Discrimination ? Well, this is the brexit, we like it or not.
With the JEFTA almost completed, the UK had to ensure the same freedom of movement for goods and services, especially for the auto industry, as if there was no Brexit. Hence, the British effort to get a trade agreement with Japan and close the circle of the supply chains between Japan, UK and EU. But…… Continue reading Just as if the Brexit did not happen : Japan
Great story in The Atlantic about a counterfactual course of events in the WW2 after Dunkirk. It has been found out for the first time that Churchill and De Gaulle were ready to sign for a Anglo-French Union in June 1940 with the Germans already in Paris, but they were apparently a week late for…… Continue reading Dunkirk, or the forced brexit of 1940
Could “controlled chaos” be UK’s Brexit real strategy !? Not probable. Not impossible.
It’s not a big surprise that the first Brexit negotiation session went nowhere. The whole world is looking to the tribulations of the United Kingdom, but no one pays attention to EU’s own weaknesses. It initially said future trade relations will be discussed only later, but it realized eventually that trade quotas have to be somehow…… Continue reading Is EU overplaying its Brexit hand ?