The truth is that any money committed now will return multiples of cost in a reduced price for an agreement with the EU.
Posts by James Arnell
James Arnell is a partner at Charterhouse. He writes in a personal capacity.
Pro-Leave MPs must ensure that ministers and the civil service prepare a credible plan for ‘no deal’ and place strict limits on any transition.
James Arnell: Worried that Brexit will cost City jobs? It’s easier to keep them than you might think.
Much of the concern is over-hyped – not least because these specialised, highly skilled people don’t want to leave London in the first place.
James Arnell: In Europe, negotiation is a turbulent sport – we only need to worry if the Brexit talks go smoothly
Across the Channel, it’s normal to start with ludicrous demands and progress slowly, via a series of impasses and walk-outs.
Are we being manipulated so that we accept, in due course, a smaller (but still very large) Brexit bill as a “good deal”?