Oliver Norgrove's blog
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Joining EFTA doesn't mean joining Schengen
Occasionally I receive tweets which tell me that EFTA membership would be politically unacceptable because it requires signing up to th...
Sunday, 10 December 2017
It's a minus, minus, minus from me
Those of us keeping up to date with Brexit will know by now that our withdrawal options are narrowing at an extraordinary pace. This is n...
Saturday, 9 December 2017
There is no regulatory sovereignty
I am happy to see the Article 50 talks move on to phase two. Progress is encouraging even for its own sake. We've had to swallow a l...
An appearance on the BBC
If you have not already done so, please check out my appearance on BBC News last night, using the video embedded below. I spoke about my re...
Thursday, 7 December 2017
A non-beneficial addition
It is not often that I agree with Mike Galsworthy, but he is right when he describes Martin Schulz' intervention today, calling for a...
Wednesday, 6 December 2017
Hard Brexit has reached a dead end
I am now of the view that David Davis is merely coasting along in his role at Brexit Secretary. He knows that any deviation into a softer...
Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Protectionist when we say so
There are now a number of things we know about the Irish border problem. We know that it's politically sensitive and historically s...
Monday, 4 December 2017
Brexit: an unhealthy precedent
The past week (spent mostly meeting university deadlines) has been eventful in the world of Brexit. An agreement in principle over the b...
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