The UK Governments’ reasonable worst-case planning assumptions under a no deal Brexit were published in the ‘Operation Yellowhammer’ papers last week. On the question of fisheries, they estimate that up to 282 EU and EEA nations fishing vessels could enter illegally, or already be fishing in UK waters on day one.  Up to 129 vessels […]

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The last week was remarkable in terms of the political dynamics, but there are practical consequences. Three emerge. Losing Bills The Fisheries Bill and Agriculture Bill are both likely to fall this week. In part because of the proroguing of Parliament and probably compounded by the likelihood of another election. As of Friday afternoon no […]

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Note: many of these links are behind pay-walls. Business Green: The Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought to break away from EU environmental and social standards after Brexit, demanding Brussels rewrite previously-agreed terms committing the UK a ‘level playing field’ with Europe on trade and regulations, according to reports. During talks with Brussels last week over a […]

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