Each week Brexit Republic will assess the unfolding developments, explain the complexities, and explore where and how Brexit will have an impact.
After an abrupt (sort of) end to talks last week, speeches, statements and phone calls followed and it's all back on again. RTÉ Europe Editor Tony Connelly and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin look at what was said, how it was said and what's left to talk about.
Scratch That, EU're Cancelled
An EU summit that looked for more compromise from the UK. Then the UK's chief negotiator David Frost metaphorically told his EU counterpart to pack his bags, by literally telling him not to pack his bags. RTÉ Europe Editor Tony Connelly and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin trawl through the dark depths of the week.
Introducing: The Non-Tunnel
After a week of high level contacts between senior EU leaders and the UK Prime Minister, is a deal any closer? Europe Editor Tony Connelly and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin set the scene a week out from the key October summit, from whispers of state aid progress to the fate of fat mackerel.
Legal Action And Lo-Fi
The EU initiates legal proceedings against the UK over its international law-breaking Internal Markets Bill, the Taoiseach takes the floor and EC President Ursula von der Leyen and Boris Johnson hit the phones. RTÉ Europe Editor Tony Connelly and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin summit up for another episode
You Kent Come In
Europe Editor Tony Connelly and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin look at the signs for optimism, Kent's splendid isolation and a sticky few weeks ahead at the negotiating table.
Mr Raab goes to Washington and Mr Miliband goes to town on Mr Johnson in another busy, busy Brexit week. Europe Editor Tony Connelly, London Correspondent Seán Whelan and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin look at the continuing external waves being made by the Internal Market Bill and go-slow negotiations.
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Only fault with this podcast, the sound quality: at full volume it can still be difficult to hear. Needs improving. Content though is superb.
Its a laugh...isnt it ?
Colms offhand and ignorant dismissal of fisheries issues as something to be joked about is typical and not surprising. These smartass views may appeal to an indifferent IT audience in D4 and D6 but would not be shared in communities on the West coast of Ireland, in Brittany and in Galicia where it is a matter of loss of livelihood. Prior to the UK (and Irl) joining the EEC and the later 200 mile EEZs there were traditional (and 100% legally recognised) access to fishing limits such as Belgian access in the Irish Sea, that were then also then recognised in EEC/EU laws. The UK is trying to ignore that andlook for a blank sheet where history and rights start in 2020, except of course where it disadvantages them. Its such a laugh, wot a cod, a red herring etc etc ...hilarious
A great ongoing analysis, measured in tone and painstaking in regard to the implications of the various machinations of the process. Particularly strong appreciation of the apparatus of the EU and the processes that have to be followed. The sound does seem low…