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Blog: Four non-papers and a command paper

An overview of UK-EU moves on the Protocol from July to October 2021 by Dr Milena Komarova and Prof Katy Hayward.

After the ‘series of unfortunate events’ that had characterised the EU-UK relationship since the start of the year, the summer and autumn of 2021 have seen a pattern of moves to attempt to put the Protocol (or a version of it) on a more sustainable footing. It is difficult to escape the sense that the Protocol is keeping the UK and EU in some form of continued bargaining (at times more bad-tempered than others), even though both sides would prefer to have rather less to do with each other at this stage.

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