Not surprisingly, those bloody furriners are being inexplicably uncooperative regarding Brexit.
But this is not unexpected, and is more of an opportunity than a problem.
The EU lacks any form of armed forces, or indeed a coherent central authority. Oh dear, how sad, never mind. Britain does still
have them, just about ...
So, they want billions of Euro, do they ?
Well, they can have it. Every single cent. Not a problem.
Of course, someone somewhere still has to pay.
Taking a lesson from WW1, it's a simple matter of reestablishing the Dover Patrol.
Simply put, all commercial vessels passing through the English Channel, or the North Sea, will be expected to pay (in advance) the Channel Charge.
Of course, if they don't pay, they will be escorted into a port by an RN destroyer, and they'll stay there until the charge, and a swingeing penalty, is paid - or in 28 days, the ship and cargo will be forefeit.
The Charge will be set at a level to ensure the EU's invoice is paid off in just a few years, plus of course a modest administration fee for Britain.
Alternatively, shippers can bring their vessels into West coast ports, unload them, and then have them transshiped to the East coast, at their own expense; again, there will be a modest administrative fee.
Since it will be decades before the Eurocrats can get their act together, there's absolutely nothing to stand in the way of this cheap, simple and cost-effective scheme.
In fact, even after the bill's been paid off, there's no actual reason to end the operation ...