Inside Business Podcast: Is the UK waking up to Brexit?

Also in this episode: Trump’s tax reforms and the latest exchequer returns

Brexit: Can a solution to the impasse can be found ahead of the European Council summit next week? Photograph: Getty

Brexit: Can a solution to the impasse can be found ahead of the European Council summit next week? Photograph: Getty

 

This week’s Brexit shambles shows that the UK has no coherent position on where it wants to be heading in phase two of negotiations with the EU, according to Conall Mac Coille, chief economist at Davy.

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Mr Mac Coille was speaking on the Inside Business podcast, an Irish Times production. He joined Cliff Taylor and Ciarán Hancock of The Irish Times to discuss the failed Brexit talks and whether a solution can be found ahead of the European Council summit next week.

The panel also looked at the exchequer returns for the first 11 months of this year and what they tell us about the health of the Irish economy. And, on the line from the US, Irish Times Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch explained why it looks like president Trump just might get his tax reform package over the line.