Category: Brexit

Northern Ireland Protocol

It looks likely that disagreements between the UK and European Union about the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol will shortly reach a critical point, so here’s my recap. The Withdrawal Agreement was signed by the UK on 24 January 2020 and sets the terms of the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union, […]

and finally ?

The United Kingdom finally left the 27-member European Union at 23:00 (GMT) on 31 January, just over four and half years after the UK public voted to leave the organisation in the 2016 Brexit referendum. Officially, the UK left the EU on January 31 2020 but then entered a transition period during which the sides […]

Commemorating Brexit Day in the UK

The Prime Minister has today (26 January 2020) unveiled the government’s full plans to commemorate Brexit day on the 31st January 2020. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/brexit-coin-light-display-and-ready-to-trade-campaign-among-plans-to-mark-31-january-reveals-pm The commemorative 50p coin will come into circulation on the day the UK leaves the EU. The public will see 3 million of these coins enter their banks, shops and restaurants from […]

PM accepts extension offered by EU

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has written a letter to EU President Donald Tusk accepting an extension to the period allowed under Article 50(3) to January 31 2020. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prime-ministers-letter-to-president-donald-tusk-28-october-2019 Transcript: The Prime Minister 28 October 2019 Dear Donald I refer to the draft European Council Decision EUCO XT 20024/1/19 REV 1, which extends to 31 January […]