We met today @DominicRaab and UK negotiating team. Despite intense efforts, some key issues are still open, including the backstop for IE/NI to avoid a hard border. I will debrief the EU27 and @Europarl_EN on the #Brexit negotiations.
The King and Queen will meet with Dutch citizens in the U.K. who are concerned about their business prospects after the Brexit. “They will talk with Dutch entrepreneurs, academics and creatives, volunteers from the Dutch community, and Dutch nationals who are concerned about the consequences of Brexit”, a palace official said.
This Brexit thing is going very well for the UK. I am surprised countries aren’t lining up behind the UK, in its persuade to leave the norms of world trade in its search for new pastures full of unicorns.
From this weeks Mail on Sunday …
… I am still amazed how little media attention the UK’s recent appointment of a Minister for Food Rationing actually got. The UK is the only country in recorded history to every have done so during peace times.
“The president of the European council, Donald Tusk,
condemned Jeremy Hunt’s “unwise and insulting” comparison of the EU to
the Soviet Union, as he piled pressure on the British government to
compromise for a Brexit deal…
“Comparing the European Union to the Soviet Union is as unwise as it is
insulting,” Tusk said. “The Soviet Union was about prisons and gulags,
violence, against citizens and neighbours. The European Union
is about freedom and human rights, prosperity and peace, life without
fear. As the president of the European council and someone who spent
half of my life in the Soviet bloc, I know what I am talking about.”…