It is rare for the departure of a government official to be the subject of so much instant comment. But in a year which will be dominated by Brexit, the decision by the UK’s top representative in Brussels to leave a few months before schedule is big news, says Jill Rutter.
A new fiscal framework for Wales was published this week, after agreement was reached between the UK and the Welsh Governments on how Welsh public services will be funded in future. Aron Cheung considers the implications.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is currently hearing a case about the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, which Oliver Ilott argues could have an effect on the UK’s free trade with the EU after Brexit.
Today the Scottish Government publishes its proposals for how Scotland can remain in the EU Single Market despite Brexit. In a few weeks, the Supreme Court will deliver a potentially explosive judgment on how the UK Government must legally trigger Article 50. 2016 was a year of constitutional turmoil, but Akash Paun says the drama is far from over.
For the first time, we know how the new departments of DExEU, DIT and BEIS are responding to Freedom of Information (FoI) requests. Gavin Freeguard and Rob Adamsay they are falling below the mark already.
David Davis has given us some insight into how he sees the two years post Article 50 playing out. But Joe Owen says he needs to look beyond negotiations towards the practicalities of delivering Brexit.