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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Driving a car in the UK after a no-deal Brexit

The UK Government has issued advice on what rules will apply to driving in the UK and the EU after 29th March 2019, if the country leaves the EU without a deal.

The guidelines, entitled “Prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit” were updated in February.  The apply to car drivers, but there is also advice available for commercial coach and lorry drivers.

Driving off a ferry in Dover

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The reality of Brexit and politics

I’m not the only person watching the countdown to Brexit very closely.  On the other side of the Channel, Annette Dittert, the ARD‘s correspondent in London and author of “London Calling: Als Deutsche auf der Brexit-Insel” is providing regular updates on her Facebook page as well as making frequent appearances on the evening news.

This morning she released a video containing three very interesting interviews.  The first of which left me shaking my head in despair.  Staff and customers in a London café complain that the UK should have been out of the EU by now and is not leaving quick enough, and they are somehow under the impression that “they need us more than we need them”, rejecting the possibility of “no deal” leaving the country poorer and without trade deals.

A London Underground train on the Northern Line in May 2007

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