Sunday 30 April 2017

Money will poison divorce talks before they even start

A woman with a dog in a bag with a British flag at Syntagma Square in central Athens yesterday. Photo: AP
A woman with a dog in a bag with a British flag at Syntagma Square in central Athens yesterday. Photo: AP
Dan O'Brien

Dan O'Brien

There are only two kinds of divorces: bad and awful. One big reason break-ups cause strife is money. When people divorce they are usually not in the mood to be generous to each other.

As talking finally begins on Britain's divorce from Europe, following yesterday's formal exit letter, money will be among the first things to be discussed.

Although the sums involved for everyone are small in the broader scheme of things, the issue has the potential to poison the separation talks.

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