05 January 2018

The Prime Minister wants a transition agreement by March in the hope of averting the Brexit cliff-edge and offering some certainty. But the cliff-edge can only be delayed and uncertainty will continue, argues Joe Owen.

21 December 2017

The UK and EU both made compromises during the past year of negotiations. But they face even more difficult decisions in 2018, says Tim Durrant.

14 December 2017

EFTA Court President Carl Baudenbacher has proposed his court as a mechanism for enforcing the UK’s agreements with the EU after Brexit. The EFTA Court is a technically attractive solution, but one with political costs, says Lewis Lloyd.

12 December 2017

The performance of ministers since Friday’s Brexit deal is undermining confidence in the UK. That will cost us in negotiations and will do nothing to reassure business, argues Jill Rutter.

08 December 2017

The Prime Minister’s early morning dash to Brussels has resulted in a European Commission recommendation of "sufficient progress". Jill Rutter looks at what this means for future talks.

06 December 2017

The Irish Ambassador says Brexit will affect many of the underlying agreements between the two parts of the island. So finding a solution to the border is only the beginning, argues Tim Durrant.

24 November 2017

Of the key issues to be covered in the EU withdrawal agreement, the gritty negotiation is happening on citizens’ rights. The UK is making all the concessions, and they may need to make more before sufficient progress is made, argues Joe Owen.

07 November 2017

The changing membership of Cabinet committees indicates that the Government is gearing up for the second phase of the Brexit negotiations, argues Jill Rutter.

01 November 2017

The Brexit Secretary says that no matter what happens with EU negotiations, “we will have some sort of basic deal”. Alex Stojanovic argues that even the most basic deal will be difficult to agree and disruptive to trade.

20 October 2017

The European Council’s endorsement of its pre-prepared conclusions hand the Prime Minister sufficient encouragement to see her through to December. But Jill Rutter argues the next meeting will prove a tougher test.

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