Frictionless trade, or tradeless friction?

If you strike me down, I shall become more paperwork than you could possibly imagine

Every day that passes, the weight of absurdity grows heavier around Brexit, and much of that weight bears down upon the companies trying to go about their business of importing or exporting goods across the channel. The expense, the paperwork, the delays… All of it is now like, well, trading with a seperate trading bloc to which you don’t belong. Funny that.

One example sited 71 pages of paperwork for 1 lorry load of fish. Perhaps the most amazing thing about that example is that fish are actually still being caught and transported anywhere, by anyone.

And then we have the obstacles slammed upon exports from one part of the UK to another part of the UK; by which of course I mean sending goods form mainland UK to Northern Ireland. The paperwork has been described as overwhelming by one Northern Irish logistics firm.

How much more pressure will there need to be, for those in power to admit this entire isolationist project was an awful mistake? All the nations of Britain are going to suffer, and one by one, they’ll find a way back to Europe out of sheer economic necessity.

It is sheer pig headed arrogance and refusal to accept reality, that keeps the Brexiters cheering for what they’ve done to Britain, and in particular to British business.

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