Legally, the departure from the EU has happened. Initially, in a period of transition, revised operational decisions must be made. In the next year government and business managers will be busy adjusting to the new environment.
So here we are after almost four years of discussion, debate, stagnation, false starts and near misses. Brexit day is upon us. However, today does not signal the end of Brexit but the start of a long process of the UK looking for trade deals, not only with the EU but with countries across the world.
Tonight we leave the European Union and our politicians will enter the world of realpolitik. What was really a sham fight over Brexit - English nationalism was always going to trump the national interests of the surrounding Celtic nations - is now hopefully behind us, along with the toxic debate it engendered.
Reports that Prime Minister Boris Johnson will accept border checks following Brexit to avoid having to stick to EU standards could mean a “brick wall instead of a paper wall” in the Irish Sea, it’s been claimed.
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