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Central Banks: A Reminder

A veritable smorgasbord of central bank meetings awaits us this week, from the Big Three (Fed, ECB, BOE) to the more esoteric worlds of Turkey, Mexico and Chile (amongst others).

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No Surrender! Oh, wait…

And so, an agreement is reached, to move onto talking about an agreement, which might never be agreed. Here’s the lowdown on today’s agreement that the UK has made ‘sufficient progress’ to move onto Phase 2 Trade Talks with the EU:

  • NI/RoI will retain soft border
  • ECJ will have a say over the .

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Can (Northern) Ireland derail Brexit?

++ The BM Lowdown on the current Brexit flashpoint:
Either: The people of Northern Ireland accept a hard border.
Or: The UK government accept the entire UK remains in the EU Customs Union (like Turkey,

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Appraisal

Today Theresa and Jean-Claude will sit down for a little tete-a-tete luncheon to assess whether the EU has deemed the UK has made “sufficient progress” to move onto the next phase of Brexit talks.

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