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Sep 24, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
A few thoughts on today's #nodeal notices - as others have said, these are some of the really juicy ones...


(1/8) This is the first time, AFAIK, that the Government has accepted in such stark terms that no deal will mean:

- disruption to supply chains
- potential for no flights or bus services between UK and EU, and between UK and other countries (including flights to US)

Sep 12, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
Few thoughts on the #ERG proposals for the Irish border, an issue @awstojanovic and I wrote about back in June: instituteforgovernment.org.uk/publications/i…

The paper stresses that the ERG support the principle of no hard border, which will be welcome to all sides

Also says that customs checks won't be a problem - which is true if the Govt can swing the Facilitated Customs Arrangement, which both the EU and the ERG have problems with...

Sep 10, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Interesting story in the Mail last week which didn't get much pick up - few thoughts below...

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6… 1. This says that the UK will negotiate bilateral deals with every EU country to ensure flights can continue if we leave without a deal. So, as @jl_owen says, no deal actually means 27 deals (plus all the ones we need with other countries that are currently negotiated by the EU)