16 October 2017

Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer and the Conservatives’ Ken Clarke both say that Parliament should reject a ‘no deal’ outcome on Brexit. Raphael Hogarth argues that this is an issue on which parliamentarians are less powerful than they might hope.

12 October 2017

David Davis and Michel Barnier agree that citizens’ rights should have “direct effect” after Brexit, but Raphael Hogarth argues that it is still far from clear that the UK has found a way to break the deadlock on enforcement.

28 September 2017

Theresa May’s Florence speech has given a new impetus to the Brexit talks. Jill Rutter looks at what we know after round four of the negotiations.

21 September 2017

As the Prime Minister attempts to take back control of Brexit in Florence tomorrow, everyone will be looking to see if she can take back control of her party too, argues Joe Owen. 

19 September 2017

The latest changes in Brexit personnel solve one problem but create a host more, argues Jill Rutter. 

29 August 2017

The shape of a Brexit transition deal the UK might seek is becoming a bit clearer, but Jill Rutter says there is still a question mark over whether one is on offer.

24 August 2017

The Department for Exiting the EU has issued a slew of Brexit papers over the last two weeks. Jill Rutter tries to work out what they tell us about the Government’s approach.

04 August 2017

The sequencing of talks was supposed to be the Brexit “row of the summer” with the EU. But Joe Owen says that the real wrangling is a UK internal debate over whether and what sort of transition we want.

26 July 2017

The latest public ministerial row over regulatory standards in a potential (but far off) trade deal with the US. While the issue of chlorine-washed chicken might be entertaining for the media, Jill Rutter argues this underlines the UK’s desperate need for better trade negotiation processes.

21 July 2017

Liam Fox suggested that a UK-EU trade agreement should be the “easiest in history" to negotiate. He is right about the starting point – but he should not assume it’s a slam dunk, argues Jill Rutter. 

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