The transfer of thousands of EU laws back to the UK is set to be a legal challenge of unprecedented complexity, a constitutional lawyer has claimed while browsing the internet for pictures of Ferraris.
Fenton Barnes, head of legal firm ‘Barnes, Mandrake and Hopkins’ who are heavily involved in the Brexit negotiations, believes that the task of extricating the UK from the EU could take a least 10 years, or at least as long as it takes him to make enough money to buy a new yacht. ‘The work involved will be enormous’ said Barnes. ‘The whole process could drag on and on and on with a bit of luck. Sorry, I mean if we’re not careful’.
‘The good news is that our EU counterparts are just as keen to focus on the same things as we are. Like where the best restaurants are in Brussels and good places to buy in the Dordogne. In some ways it’s very sad that we’re leaving the EU’ continued Barnes. ‘In this situation, as with all divorces, there really are no winners’.