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Just been watching the BBC earlier renowned for its objectivity, but now IMHO more for boring weather reports (who says climate change is a non-fact) recycling of news, and not unbiased reporting. All of which helps to make a stronger case for reducing its licence fees and income.
More importantly, Brexit seems to go from bad to much worse. Even though TM’s description still holds true today. “Brexit means Brexit” – that can’t be misunderstood even now after all this time.
However, abundantly clear to me that the UK Govt should have challenged the EU on its setting of the initial agenda, namely first divorce settlement et al, to be THEN followed by discussions on the future relationship between the UK and the EU. (more…)
Now the temperature is rising. The UK government seems increasingly to be questioning the EU policy of separating the negotiations into two stages. The first stage concerns the border between northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, the financial obligations and commitments of the UK, and also the rights of EU citizens in the UK, and the rights of UK citizens in the EU. The second stage concerns the overall relationship between the EU and the UK after Brexit, and in particular the rights of the UK to negotiate trade agreements with other countries. The EU has been adamant that the second stage cannot be discussed until at the very least there has been substantial progress on the first stage. What is meant by “substantial” has not been clearly defined. (more…)