While the last-minute agreement with the EU avoided immediate commercial and financial chaos, the deal reached will not prevent the full consequences of Brexit from being discovered in the coming months.
In addition to the fact that companies have made their calculations to avoid possible collapses at the border in the new year, the British authorities have allowed a gradual entry into force of custom requirements to give more time for companies to prepare. So will the 27 EU countries.
The four and a half years since the British decided by referendum to leave the EU have been exhausting. People want to turn the page and focus their energies on more pressing problems, such as the pandemic or the economic crisis.
With that perspective, both those who supported Brexit and those who rejected it share the same sense of relief. Since 2016, however, the pro-Brexit discourse has worn down to repetitive rhetoric around the word "sovereignty."
So many lies lies lies. Erasmus is now gone, it died with brexit. The UK died with brexit the hopes and dreams of many of us died with brexit. Workers rights and the NHS will die with brexit. Brexit is our own covid, brexit will still be here when covid is gone. https://t.co/NG5gtZnkXG