The Brexit Blog

The Brexit Blog
News and comment on the Brexit process, as Britain tries to leave the EU.

Tuesday 22 December 2020

Barnier To Make Brexit Announcement Today

Barnier is to make a Brexit announcement at 15:00 GMT today.

Perversely people are viewing this positively, even though it comes after reports the EU has rejected Boris Johnson's new compromise on fishing arrangements.

Monday 21 December 2020

The Talks Continue and The Blockade is Being Lifted


Despite all the posturing and shouting from both the EU and UK, and the added bonus of a French blockade (which is being lifted later today, the Brexit talks are continuing.

Expect the talks to go on until 31 December, when either a deal will be announced or the EU and UK say that they couldn't reach a deal (thus avoiding the headline that someone walked away).

Friday 18 December 2020

Find The Fish


Beware being distracted by the very public and vocal shouting from both sides about fish!

Thursday 17 December 2020

Tunnel Time!



Monday 14 December 2020

31 December - The Real Deadline

Unsurprisingly Boris and Ursula agreed on Sunday not to pull the plug on the talks.

The talks continute. However, for once, there has been no mention of a deadline (which of course would not be kept).

That being said, there is one deadline set in stone, and that is the 31st of December. That being said, if there was an embryonic deal in the making, that deadline could be stretched to ensure that tariffs etc were not automatically activated on 1 January 2021!

Friday 11 December 2020

New Beginnings For Old Friends - With a Hint of Compromise


Thursday 10 December 2020

Sunday is The New "Deadline"

Last night's dinner went on for three hours. No breakthrough nor a breakdown.

The negotiators will continue talking until Sunday. However, unless they have been given new wiggle room/instructions, these will go nowhere!

Wednesday 9 December 2020

7.30 for 8 CET - Smart Casual


Tuesday 8 December 2020

Northern Ireland Protocols Sorted


Boris To Go To Brussels - The Stumps To Be Pulled?


Boris will go to Brussels this week for a final attempt to reach a deal with the EU. 

It is assumed that he will either go on Wednesday or Friday. However, no firm date has yet been fixed.

A deal is not looking that likely.

Monday 7 December 2020

Hanging on The Telephone


Friday 4 December 2020

Barnier Starts His Important Day at 10.30AM


Thursday 3 December 2020

The Final Days of Negotiations


Wednesday 2 December 2020

Brexit Talks Hit Snafu