I know that you have a lot on your plate, and probably will never read this blog.
So I keep it short.
As you have said, “we are entering uncharted waters” with the British government still wracked by internal disagreement over what kind of deal they want.
This is the very reason that any forthcoming agreement cannot be fragmented into piecemeal negotiations.
Rather each and every area negotiated upon and agreed must become watertight. Non-renegotiable -and binding in an overall agreement.
If cherrypicking is to be avoided it must be the whole package or no package, otherwise, the agreement will be subject to legal confirmation for years to come.
If not we will witness the simultaneous unravelling of both the UK and the EU.
The EU cannot wait for a crisis to erupt in full force before we start looking for answers.
We had better understand our mindes before algorithms make our minds up for us.
Both the EU and any future Uk government must not have the right to scrap, tamper with the agreement without mutual agreement from all the EU members states.
Robert de May Dillon