Four months into Britain’s break from the European customs union with its single market, and on 1 May, it becomes fully legal.
The European Parliament has endorsed the deal. And today, the Council as well.
Portugal’s minister for Europe, in the chair, says this opens a new chapter: “We value the UK as a good neighbour, an old ally and an important partner”.
Who says they don’t have a sense of humour in Brussels?
Meanwhile, where the UK meets the EU, both seafood and meat remain on the menu as those paying the highest price.