“The Windsor Framework”, Jonathan Faull (Egmont, Belgium)

What does the Windsor Framework mean for the post-Brexit negotiations and what might happen next? It is time for grown-up discussion to replace lies and deceit. 

Both words in the title are important.  Windsor, 35km west of London, is the seat of a famous 11th century castle, one of the residences of the British Royal Family. The House of Windsor has been the Royal Family’s official name since 1917. This British symbolism, denoting patriotism and attachment to the monarchy, was chosen carefully to send a message of reassurance to Unionists in Northern Ireland worried about the role of the European Union there after Brexit.

In addition to the symbolism of the place, King Charles III invited European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen to tea at Windsor Castle after she had agreed the framework with the British Prime Minister, underlining further the “Britishness” of the event.

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