The Government has published details of its plan for a possible “no deal” Brexit outcome.
An interesting development.
The Government has published details of its preparation work for a possible “no deal” Brexit outcome.
Both the Irish Government and the EU have stated that they remain committed to securing a negotiated outcome. However, that has not yet been achieved and we are now 100 days away from the UK withdrawal from the EU.
For this reason, a contingency plan for a potential no-deal Brexit has now "intensified as the risk of a disorderly Brexit increases".
Tánaiste Simon Coveney spoke about the plan, saying: "We have accelerated our planning for a no-deal Brexit now, which will involve multiple sectors. From agriculture, to shipping, to fishing, to data, to security...
"Some sectors we can prepare for ourselves, independently as a country. In other areas, we rely on the solidarity and the cooperation of the EU collectively.
You can see a short clip of his speech here:
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) December 19, 2018
The detailed documentation that was published on Wednesday evening sets out the Government’s analysis of a no deal Brexit under a number of important headings:
- Economic and fiscal impact;
- Northern Ireland and North-South relations;
- Relations with Great Britain;
- sectoral analyses.
You can read a full transcript of the Government's plan for a no-deal Brexit here.