With no intention whatsoever to trivialise the gravity of Brexit and its potential implications for the British people, something ‘good’ has already come out of it. Ever more countries are taking a keen interest in British politics, including The Netherlands.
Fasten your seatbelts! We are going on a holiday. And we all buckle up, since we all want to arrive safely at our vacation destiny. It is a legal obligation which has become a habit… and we are creatures of habit. If it was voluntary, it wouldn’t become a habit.
It’s summertime so most of us will be visiting ice cream parlours on hot days. Before you know it, you may find yourself coming back simply because the ice cream tastes better or because they serve your favourite flavours. We all know good ingredients alone are not enough to make great ice cream.
The VAT gap in the European Union, the difference between the expected VAT revenue and the amount actually collected, was almost EUR 150 billion in 2018! How on earth are you going to close this huge gap? In the absence of a unanimous approach, each country is tackling it in its own way.
Of course life isn’t fair. If life were fair, then you and I would probably be sitting on a tropical beach or some sunny terrace enjoying the view. With life being unfair, we all have to do things we didn’t ask for every now and then, both as a company and as an individual.
To be honest, we were quite relieved when we heard that Britain’s decision on how to leave the EU had been postponed again. Admittedly, there is a good chance to walk a well-paved path to leave the EU with a deal and with enough time (until the end of 2020) to cope with all the changes.