There are aspects of Brexit that go unreported in the UK press, and in the 27.
In my own area Bombardier are under pressure from US, the EU would normally have had an input, but sadly they decided that the UK would have to fight this on their own.
In UK it is a small story - Bombardier vs Boeing - UK PM made a call to US President, but business is business, it’s a mere 4000 jobs.
For UK there is talk about Brexit with no deal and their planning for same, likewise in EU27.
So a hardening of attitudes.
I just wish that the hard guys would step back, there is no such thing as a winner or loser - just business and people’s jobs, their livelihood, what they bring home.
In manufacturing there is a concept, it’s called JIT.
We use it every day, a hard Brexit will take that away.
When we ‘export’ to the EU there is presently zero barrier, no VAT, no special records, just do the business and tell Intrastat at the end of the month, likewise when we ‘import’.
It’s not even recorded as export, it’s merely a ‘dispatch’ - effortless, seamless, minimal red tape - ideal for ‘Just In Time’.