Julian Bray writes: This coming Tuesday and Wednesday there are two vitally important votes being held in Parliament. These votes will effectively seal the fate of the UK for the next 40 years or so.
Whatever happens it will be too late for many small and family owned businesses who either import from the EU and to a lesser extent export to the EU. UK efforts have concentrated on Brexit but very little attention has been paid to the reaction of those countries who remain within the EU.
Simply some may not be motivated to accommodate the UK. France through Calais is effectively our gateway into Europe. Calais freely admits they are not ready.
Port workers in France have been demonstrating to show how much extra work is involved (and of course a rise pro rata in wages!) trucks and all forms of road freight have been seriously delayed as a result.
Julian Bray Aviatiln Expert and Broadcaster has cancelled a major confetence session at the London Passenger Terminal Conference and Exhibition being held in March.
A session due to take place just hours before we leave the EU. Simply few of the regulatory agreements are in place and others are at various stages of preliminary negotiation and nowhere near completion.
The leaving Brexit agreement is just that, an agreement without legal teeth, it is sprinkled with " using our best endeavours... " and other comfort phrases.
These are not binding contractual terms, all that remains to be done AFTER we have paid over the EU Brexit ' ransom' simply this is a mess of epic proportions and means long term economic decline for both the UK and Europe!