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The Bruges Group spearheaded the intellectual battle to win a vote to leave the European Union and, above all, against the emergence of a centralised EU state.
The Bruges Group spearheaded the intellectual battle to win a vote to leave the European Union and, above all, against the emergence of a centralised EU state.
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Smart Border 2.0

In November 2017, the EU Parliament commissioned the EU's Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs to study the Irish border issue and the result is Smart Border 2.0 for Avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland for Customs control and the free movement of persons. 

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2017/596828/IPOL_STU(2017)596828_EN.pdf  

Everyone knows that politics is an ideological as well as a practical affair. Since practical issues can be dealt with, one can only wonder why, unless for ideological reasons, our Remain government and the EU leadership are using the Irish border to try to thwart our departure. 




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Guest - Peter D Gardner on Monday, 11 February 2019 01:56

The report makes some sensible suggestions. No wonder the EU has dismissed it - no doubt to be rapidly resurrected in the event of a No Deal Brexit. However, it also quotes some extraordinary statistics, such as "A 2013 study by the OCED found that lengthy administrative procedures and other delays can increase transaction costs an estimated 2 to 24% of the value of traded goods," and "the total cost of acquiring a certificate or origin for exports from Northern Ireland has been estimated at more than €458 per consignment."
The enormous economic benefit implied by such figures should give the EU a huge advantage. How come it is so uncompetitive globally?

The report makes some sensible suggestions. No wonder the EU has dismissed it - no doubt to be rapidly resurrected in the event of a No Deal Brexit. However, it also quotes some extraordinary statistics, such as "A 2013 study by the OCED found that lengthy administrative procedures and other delays can increase transaction costs an estimated 2 to 24% of the value of traded goods," and "the total cost of acquiring a certificate or origin for exports from Northern Ireland has been estimated at more than €458 per consignment." The enormous economic benefit implied by such figures should give the EU a huge advantage. How come it is so uncompetitive globally?
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