UK will need interim EU deal before Brexit, says ex-Foreign Office chief | Politics | The Guardian

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This is an interesting read in the Guardian citing ex-Foreign Office chief. Sir Simon Fraser says short-term deal will be necessary even if Brexit is negotiated within two years of triggering article 50,

Source: UK will need interim EUthe  deal before Brexit, says ex-Foreign Office chief | Politics | The Guardian

For me the critical part was:

His assumption was that the government would negotiate “some sort of continuation of our current access to the single market, rather than the negotiation of a completely new agreement and arrangement.”

This would mean that the posturing towards the right-wing and hard immigration controls would be conceded after a couple of years of financial pressure. So perhaps not such a Hard-Brexit?

Thoughts?

 

Newsonomics: Eight questions (and answers) about Nikkei’s surprise purchase of the FT » Nieman Journalism Lab

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There are some excellent insights from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard. It’s a good read. Check it out!

Newsonomics: Eight questions (and answers) about Nikkei’s surprise purchase of the FT » Nieman Journalism Lab.

Personally, I still worry about increased consolidation in the media. See my earlier reblog of the Guardian’s view on this story.

Thoughts?