As a Remainer the EU felt like a safe haven and a shelter, it represented hope in a volatile world. Leave felt like an act of self-harm. As a Leaver the EU looked indifferent, unrelenting and opaque.
One of the most – if not the most – complex issues of Britain’s decision to leave the EU is the situation in Northern Ireland, which was thought to be settled when the Withdrawal Agreement was signed last year, but has since become a political issue again with the publication of the UK’s Internal Market Bill. This article explains why the situation is so complex and explores options for coming to a solution.
A major hurdle of achieving an EFTA outcome from Brexit is that the accession process takes time. A new policy paper points at a solution to this and other issues around the EU-UK trade talks