Each week Brexit Republic will assess the unfolding developments, explain the complexities, and explore where and how Brexit will have an impact.
After the Northern Ireland Protocol tensions at the G7, some conciliatory noises were made in London and Bruges. Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin, London Correspondent Seán Whelan and Europe Editor Tony Connelly browse through another busy week in Brexit.
Tommy Cooper & Two Tonys
Europe Editor Tony Connelly, London Correspondent Sean Whelan & Deputy Foreign Editor on the week when the Northern Ireland Protocol gatecrashed the G7 & the US delivered a démarche to the UK. Guest: Anthony L. Gardner, former US Ambassador to the EU.
The Riot Act
Europe Editor Tony Connelly, London Correspondent Sean Whelan & Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin on Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney's meeting with UK Chief Negotiator David Frost, DUP leader Edwin Poots meeting with the Taoiseach & more.
DUP Heats Up, Swiss Cool Off
Europe Editor Tony Connelly & London Correspondent Sean Whelan join Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin on claims of Northern Ireland being blockaded by the EU, trading with Australia, 7 hours of Dominic Cummings and Swiss goings.
Equivalence vs Alignment
The EU says aligned food standards could solve 80% of NI Protocol friction. The UK calls for equivalence. Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin & Europe Editor Tony Connelly look at the stalemate & at claims the protocol is blocking access to cancer drugs in NI. Also: Northern Editor Vincent Kearney's full interview with new DUP leader Edwin Poots.
Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin is joined by Northern Editor Vincent Kearney on the new DUP leader Edwin Poots, London Correspondent Sean Whelan on the meeting between the Taoiseach and UK Prime Minister and Europe Editor Tony Connelly looks at the NI Protocol's present and Scotland's future.
Only fault with this podcast, the sound quality: at full volume it can still be difficult to hear. Needs improving. Content though is superb.
I’ve been following this podcast over the latter stages of the Brexit negotiations and I’ve found it riveting. Couldn’t wait for the next episode to be posted each week. Tony Connelly, in particular, must be the best commentator on Brexit issues in UK or Ireland and the 3 way discussion on the week to week developments and snags makes for compulsive listening. Well done to all 3 of you.
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