Blog: Bye-bye Britain - a new, greener, chapter begins?

As the sun rises tomorrow, a new chapter for our union of 27 will start...

Not our words – that was European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen speaking alongside her Parliament and Council peers on Friday morning.

“We're not optimistic, we're not pessimistic, we're determined,” said VDL, borrowing a well worn line – Michel Barnier trotted it out in 2017 after locking horns with the then UK Brexit negotiator David Davis – from one of the EU's founding fathers, Jean Monnet.

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