24 March 2017

Next week Theresa May has to write her "Dear Donald" letter to the European Council President, Donald Tusk. But, Jill Rutter says, there is no script for this unprecedented move – so how might she decide to start the long goodbye?

24 March 2017

When Article 50 is triggered next week, the Brexit negotiations can begin. Oliver Ilott analyses the timeline and argues Theresa May really only has just 12 months to negotiate the UK’s deal.

20 March 2017

Pascal Lamy, former Director of the World Trade Organization (WTO), warns that a UK-EU free trade agreement will take five to six years. Oliver Ilott argues that the pressure of trying to agree a deal in two years means that government has to establish new, rapid processes for decision making in the negotiations

08 March 2017

Oliver Ilott argues that a meaningful vote on a final Brexit deal would be less meaningful than it first appears, but might still be a good idea.

21 February 2017

Bronwen Maddox asks if the Trump presidency could actually make Brexit easier.

06 February 2017

Hilary Benn MP believes the Home Office faces a serious challenge in attempting to register the three million EU residents currently living in the UK. Euan McCarthy explains the scale of that challenge. 

03 February 2017

Seventy-seven pages (but some of them grey), finished at 4.17am – and with one wildly inaccurate graph. Jill Rutter asks what we learnt from the Brexit White Paper published yesterday.

26 January 2017

The Government will publish a Brexit white paper but Jill Rutter argues that for it to be any use, it needs to give Parliament a proper basis for agreeing to trigger Article 50. That means it needs to be informative, timely – and published before the debate.

26 January 2017

Theresa May wants to conclude a US agreement within two years. But Oliver Ilott argues that Whitehall is not ready. [This piece first appeared in Times Red Box.]

 

17 January 2017

The Prime Minister’s speech will be interpreted as the opening exchange in the Brexit negotiations. Marking that speech against the best practice of international negotiations, Oliver Ilott says it will help her to get a better deal.

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