The front page of the Guardian tomorrow.

Shanker Songham writes about the chance if getting a deal in The Telegraph. Only a very small circle of people know exactly what is being proposed by the UK in the Brexit negotiations – or, for that matter, what the EU has deemed acceptable – but some clear patterns are emerging. The discipline of both, Read More

16 days to Brexit. Two fays to the EU Summit. Is there a new deal on the way? The talks are on-going and the two negotiating teams are working around the clock. I thinkt here is an opening, a landing zone. We will know within 24 hours. If so, and there are still a, Read More

The Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, also known as The Nobel and Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, commonly referred to as the Nobel Prize in Economics, is an award for outstanding contributions. The prize is this year awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, MIT, Esther Duflo, MIT and Michael Kremer, Harvard. This, Read More

As negotiations continues for a last minute Brexot deal, the clock is ticking towards October 31st. On Thursday EU28 leaders meet for the last Council before the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union. Is there time for a deal? Yes, there is still time but it is getting close. Sky News, Read More

We are waiting for the masterpiece. Every report is saying that tHe best film director alive, Martin Scoreses, is back in his own garden and delivering his lifetime performance. He has a cast of De Niro, Pacino, and Pesci helping him. It is time for The Irishman. The film is based on the excellent, Read More

“I stood stone-like at midnight, suspended in my masquerade, I combed my hair till it was just right and commanded the night brigade” He was 24 years old, when he recorded his first song, Growing Up. These were the first words he ever sang in a studio. The rest is history, also my history., Read More

For the first time my blog have had more than 18 000 vistors in a month. This is absolutely amazing! Thankbyounfor reading my texts about Customs, borders, trade, development, sport, film and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. I suspect that Brexit and my work with Brwxot have sonething to do with the growing interest. Anyway, now I, Read More

This week I have visited five countries. A lot of Brexitmeetings, but also work on a range of other connected and prioritized areas. In my line of business you have to go where the clients, challenges and opportunities are. So always in the air, always on the road.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his peacemaking efforts with Eritrea.  Ethiopia and Eritrea, longtime foes who fought a border war from 1998 to 2000, restored relations in July 2018 after years of hostility.  The prize, worth nine million Swedish crowns, or around $900,000, will be, Read More

A few days ago reports in Brussels said that EU leaders were prepared for a dramatic Johnson walk-out st the next weeks EU Council. According to Irish Times a senior Irish Government source speculated on the chances of a deal by saying, “you should never say never even pigs might fly”. Pat Leahy, political, Read More

Yesterday I was back in Northern Ireland for meetings in Belfast and at the border. Here with my colleague and friend Shanker Singham at Foyle Port For a Customs and Border expert with 35 years experience from 120 plus countries and having seen hundreds of different borders, it is always a pleasure to visit, Read More

Don’t miss miss my Friday text on the KGH Brexit blog. You can read the text here: KGH Brexit Blog

Is it the beginning of a deal we saw yesterday? PM Boris Johnson met Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) and when they came out, they were both smiling. After a three-hour meeting, Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar both said that they could see a “pathway to a deal”. Only a show? Reason for, Read More

Jeffrey Sachs said at the WTO Public Forum this week that the rules-based trading system has been key for prosperity but now trade rules also need to adapt to contribute to social and environmental goals. Jeff Sachs has always been a keen advocate for trade driving the devlopment of coubtries and trade inclusiveness leading, Read More

Time passes on. I started my leadership career as Chairman of the highschool student council during three years in the 80s. These were the days, some more hair and a few kilos ago. The photo is from 1982. Some people think that leadership is only a talent, it is not. Like for any other, Read More

Another big Brexit day today when Boris Johnson will meet Irish PM Leo Varadkar to dicuss the UK Government proposal to replace the backstop woth alternative arrangements. The prime minister will meet his Irish counterpart in Cheshire for what both sides described as a “private meeting”, in order to allow the leaders and their, Read More


As Sky News is writing today, first a deal was definitely off, then maybe on, and now… well, no one seems very sure. 21 days until United Kingdom is leaving the European Union if there is not a deal or felay agreed. It is definitely time to get prepared. Source: Sky News

The EU’s chief negotiator tries to keep the chances of an agreement alive ahead of crunch meetings this week. Michel Barnier laid down the warning after a nearly identical message from Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. Both men are preparing for high-level talks this week: Mr Barnier with Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay, and Mr, Read More

The EU are said to be prepared to make a major concession on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal by paving the way for the Northern Ireland assembly to leave a new Irish backstop after an unspecified number of years.  You can read the article here: Brexit latest news: EU prepared to make major concession on Boris Johnson’s deal Source:, Read More