Ian Forrester, a Scottish QC who long practised law in Brussels, served as a Judge of the General Court of the European Union from 2015 to 2020.

He delivered this farewell speech in the Court on 6 February.  Both moving and informative, it contains Ian’s reflections on Britain (and Scotland) in and out of Europe, and some suggestions for the Court on which he served.

I think the piece deserves wider circulation and so, with Ian’s kind permission, offer it here as a guest post.

Non-francophones should persevere: the speech starts in French but continues in English.