"... Brexit has sharply refocused a harsh and unforgiving spotlight back on the contested identity of the province."
"... everyone may ... get ... those funny ideas the Brits had in 2016."
"In the awful chronology of Theresa May’s humiliating negotiations, the EU’s Transition demands stand out as the point when it made clear its intention to dictate rather than negotiate."
"Even Jacques Delors, the 94-year-old former European Commission president and architect of both the post-Maastricht EU and the euro, made a rare public intervention, warning that the lack of solidarity in the face of the virus posed a ‘mortal danger’ to the EU."
"Rappelle son opposition de principe à toute perspective qui aboutirait à réserver un sort spécifique à la question de la pêche, sous la forme d’un « Brexit » sectoriel, dont les premières victimes ne manqueraient pas d’être les pêcheurs de l’Union..."
"There are still resistant elements in our midst, which foreign opposition could rely on to frustrate our exit from the European Union. It is clear that lessons have been learned; lines have been redrawn in preparation for an invisible warfare, an insidious confrontation with those opposed to Brexit both domestically and internationally."