Three weeks to Brexit

With three weeks left to go until the possibility of a “no deal” Brexit, and yet apparently people are not doing enough to prepare for it.

This is according to an import assessment by the UK Government which can be downloaded here.

It warns that only two thirds of critical projects are ready and trade agreements are not yet in place.  If talks of letting hauliers to pass through the UK/French Border controls without stopping, as long as their paperwork is correct, but also of the additional need for customs declarations and the burden that will place on businesses.

The report admits that 30% of the UK’s food supply comes from the EU and warns of price increases.

Other countries, it would seem, have be preparing for Brexit: [Read more…]

Brexit could free up some .eu Domains

Internet domains ending in .eu were introduced in 2006, and to be honest, I didn’t think that they were that widely used.  I was obviously wrong, as there are apparently 300,000 .eu Domains registered to addresses in the United Kingdom alone.

Since to own an .eu domain name you actually have an address within he European Union, those 300,000 domain owners could find themselves being asked to provide new addresses – ie. an address in an EU country – if no other deal is reached on what happens to them.

For companies in the remaining 27 EU countries that could mean that a long sought-after domain suddenly becomes free after the end of March.

Brexit at the Carnival

The subject of Brexit has not gone unnoticed by those in Germany building floats for the many carnivals taking place this week.

One in Düsseldorf shows Theresa May with a Pinnocio-style Brexit nose stabbing through the heart of the British economy.

Meanwhile in Oberursel, one float was more critical of the fact that the Brexit process is dragging on, whilst the EU has other problems to sort out:

Kunstgriff Oberursel - Brexit here and Brexit there - als gäbs kaan annern Scheissdreck mehr! (3rd March, 2019)

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