Georgina Wright (@GeorginaEWright )

Georgina Wright

Bio Brexit, France & Brussels thinking @instituteforgov. Formerly @ChathamHouse. Bruxelloise.
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iPhone : Business preparedness (or lack thereof) for life outside the transition period was one of the reasons behind latest Institute for Gov report on securing more time: instituteforgovernment.org.uk/publications/i… twitter.com/cer_grant/stat…

iPhone : Four ways the Brexit transition period could be extended after the deadline has passed independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…

iPhone : Great thread on latest Institute for Gov #Brexit report which looks at other ways UK & EU could secure more time (for negs or prep) if they miss the WA June deadline

spoiler alert: its legally & politically v complicated - so should take June v seriously!

instituteforgovernment.org.uk/publications/i… twitter.com/GeorginaEWrigh…

iPhone : Very useful comment on possible extensions of transition phase in #Brexit . One doubts however that exit from EU budgets constraints will be possible in such a context.
Institute for Gov twitter.com/georginaewrigh…

Twitter Web App : 10. But... when there is political will, there is a legal/political way. So if GOV.UK did decide it wanted more time (again does not have to be for negotiations!), it should read our paper: instituteforgovernment.org.uk/publications/i…

Twitter Web App : 9. Goodwill: There are also many reasons why securing more time would be challenging, politically, for the UK. Wd mean UK (not just NI) is subjected to some EU rules for longer - and potentially ECJ. If talks collapse, goodwill on both sides will be in short supply.

Twitter Web App : 8. Goodwill: even an implementation phase (time for both sides to phase in, gradually, their new relationship) is complicated. For the EU, it wd require it to do something for which there is no precedent at a time when EU is focusing on COVID, MFF, etc - just another headache

Twitter Web App : 7. But all 4 are risky and there are many, MANY legal/political challenges - *especially* for the EU (if you want to find out more, read "potential obstacles" for each option in our paper).

Twitter Web App : 6. In theory, there are 4 other options:
- Try to amend the end date of transition period in WA;
- Create a brand new transition period;
- An implementation phase as part of final agreement;
- An implementation phase to prepare for no-agreement (WTO terms)