Yes it’s a mess - I tried trawling through the 585 page document draft, detailing the schedule UK departure from the EU and really found it difficult to find anything different to that we have all read and heard before through the rumour machine.
There are various (still) worrying aspects to this draft, not least that for a further 21 months Britain will be ceding control to Brussels with no oversight or input through the EU parliament or European Courts of Justice.
During this period there could, and in all probability will, be amendments to EU rules and regulations that we will be bound to abide by after this transition period.
Moreover, concerns that would be headlined by most of the readers here, there is no definite total figure that we will be paying to the EU over future years to ‘settle the divorce bill’.
The foreign direct investment (FDI) to the UK from outside of the EU has been in decline since reaching a peak in 2015 and has already fallen by 19 per cent since the Brexit vote
It seems likely that this will fall even further in the next five years according to the UK Trade Policy Observatory as "…the British market is less attractive when it is a market of 65 million and not a market of 500 million…"
UK and EU citizen’s rights ‘appear’ to be safe but, of course, that may still change during the transition period as indeed is the matter of the unsettled Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland customs territory agreement.
One factor that does seem resolved is that the European Court of Justice will no longer directly effect the UK after transition period is over.
Other concerns over Gibraltar, Cyprus, fishing rights and military/nuclear counter-signatories appear provided for.
Other than that, it still left me with an almighty headache of concern!