EU Referendum

No Trade Deal With EU Most Likely As Talks Continue To Stall

This evening dinner talks between the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen this evening have broken up without a breakthrough, with both sides deciding that if no deal can be agreed by Sunday, then that would be the final deadline. The UK PM flew to Brussels today [...]

By |2020-12-10T00:30:50+00:00December 10th, 2020|Categories: double glazing industry, EU Referendum|

A No-Deal Brexit Looks Very Likely Right Now

Remember back to a simpler time. It's not that long ago. When all we had to talk about was Brexit. Do you miss it? A global pandemic puts things like that into perspective. Yes, its politics. Yes, it's new and unprecedented. Yes, its a challenge. But a crisis such as what we're going through [...]

By |2020-06-08T20:00:16+01:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: double glazing industry, EU Referendum|

Brexit Phase One Is Complete, Now The Future

While I was on vacation, I missed the moment when the UK officially left the EU. I did keep an eye on the festivities and commiserations from the Caribbean, and it did seem to pass without much fuss. I note that many who voted to leave saw it as a moment of celebration, with [...]

By |2020-02-14T23:16:35+00:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: double glazing industry, EU Referendum|

30 Days Until Brexit, Still Nothing Is Certain

Its October 1st, which means we're 30 days from the Brexit deadline. Boris Johnson is due to announce detailed new plans to help try and secure a deal with the EU. Parliament has passed an act compelling the PM to ask for another extension if a deal cannot be done. Boris repeatedly says that [...]

By |2019-10-01T22:51:27+01:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: EU Referendum|

A No-Deal Brexit Is Now Most Likely

As it stands right now, a no-deal Brexit is looking like the most likely outcome. Despite Boris Johnson saying he would attempt to seek a new deal which removed the Irish backstop arrangement which no one was a fan of, both sides appear now to be locked into a stubborn game of bluff. No [...]

By |2019-08-07T15:05:06+01:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: EU Referendum|

Construction Industry Suppliers Are Prepared For Brexit

This is a sponsored article by MRA Marketing As part of a larger survey which included merchants and other construction industry stakeholders, MRA Research, the specialist research division of MRA Marketing, asked building and home improvement product suppliers what they thought the impact of Brexit would be on the UK, the building industry and [...]

By |2019-05-02T15:53:51+01:00May 2nd, 2019|Categories: EU Referendum, MRA Marketing|

6 Month Delay To Brexit, Nightmare For Businesses

So, as expected, the Brexit can has once again been kicked firmly down the road as Parliament found it impossible to decide on precisely no way forwards in any direction on Brexit. May went to the EU council on April 10th to ask for an extension, and she swiftly got one until October 31st [...]

By |2019-04-17T22:06:24+01:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: EU Referendum|

There Could Be A Huge Spending Boom Coming For Our Industry

Some of you may have seen on Twitter that I was kindly invited by the guys at MRA Marketing and Deceuninck on a trip to Belgium to visit their vast recycling facility in Diksmuide and their manufacturing plant in Gits. It's massive by the way. I will be writing more about that in the [...]

By |2019-03-31T00:07:01+00:00March 31st, 2019|Categories: business, double glazing industry, EU Referendum|

Brexit Day Delayed – What Happens Next?

I fully appreciate that by the time this is published the goal posts on Brexit will have been moved again. Right now MPs are debating as to whether the House should vote to take away the Brexit process out of the hands of the Government and into the hands of Parliament. Something that hasn't [...]

By |2019-03-25T21:01:29+00:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: EU Referendum|

Brexit Delay Inevitable After PM’s Deal Voted Down, Again

It's beginning to sound disingenuous when we say it has been another dramatic day in Parliament and the whole Brexit process. We have been here so many times before. A vote planned, a vote delayed. A vote held, a vote defeated - heavily. Another vote planned, another vote delayed. Another vote held, another major [...]

By |2019-03-12T23:45:22+00:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: EU Referendum|

Get Brexit Done, Then We Can Move On

Brexit. Will it happen on March 29th? Will it happen in three months time? Will it happen at all? Nothing, even at this incredibly late stage, is certain. What is clear in my own mind though is that we need it to happen, on time, so we can move on, close this chapter and [...]

By |2019-03-05T00:45:51+00:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry, EU Referendum|

In A No-Deal Brexit, The Fenestration Industry Could See Supply Problems

There's just 50 days left until Brexit day, March 29th, and as it stands right now it still looks as though the UK is going to leave the EU without a divorce settlement in place. I'm not going to go into the political debate as to how we ended up here, it's too late [...]

By |2019-02-06T23:12:15+00:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry, EU Referendum|

Why I Believe A No-Deal Brexit Is Most Likely At This Time

I've tried to stay away from this subject, because you know, everyone is sick to the back teeth of it now, no matter how you voted. I do however have my helmet on as it's almost lethal these days to have an opinion about anything on the internet these days. We're only 86 days [...]

By |2019-01-02T23:33:19+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: double glazing industry, EU Referendum|

Brexit Should Be A Chance To Boost Made In Britain

I dare not write anything else about Brexit. It's nearly the end of the year, Christmas is around the corner and I think most of us are now sick to death of the B-word. But, hear me out. It was this tweet reply to today's post which inspired this one. This was the tweet: [...]

By |2018-11-26T23:12:33+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: double glazing industry, EU Referendum|

DGB Brexit: The Interviews – Rob McGlennon, Deceuninck UK Managing Director

As we head towards the end of the year and closer to Brexit day, which is March 29th 2019, as if you needed reminding, I am happy to bring you a fourth exclusive interview as part of my special series: DGB Brexit - The Interviews. This week I am happy to bring you comment [...]

By |2018-10-23T08:28:06+01:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: DGB Brexit: The Interviews, EU Referendum|

DGB Brexit: The Interviews – Roy Frost, CEO Lister Trade Frames

As we continue our countdown to Brexit day, which is 29th March 2019 just in case you needed reminding, I continue my series of special guest interviews with business leaders from our industry. Two have already been published, and you can catch up with those by exploring the Brexit section of DGB: The third [...]

By |2018-10-10T12:42:47+01:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: DGB Brexit: The Interviews, EU Referendum|
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