29 Jan 2023

Promise of Brexit as ‘magic door for the sunlit uplands’ was an illusion, says Michel Barnier

Europe Editor and Presenter

A deal to resolve the protracted dispute over the Northern Ireland Protocol could finally be on the cards after heavy hints from officials in Britain and the European Union.

The post-Brexit trade row has remained a thorn in the side of relations between London and Brussels, and finding a solution which satisfies everyone won’t be an easy task.

It has now been three years since the UK exited Europe, but Michel Barnier, the man who helped broker the divorce for Europe, and the author of a new book ‘My Secret Brexit Diary’ – says there are still lessons to be learned from the whole experience.