21 June 2018

Home Secretary Sajid Javid today set out details of the process to assure EU residents in the UK of their new status. Jill Rutter welcomes this change in tone and approach.

19 June 2018

Michel Barnier has set out the EU’s red lines in the Brexit negotiations on future policing and judicial arrangements, complaining of British intransigence. But his own position is just as inflexible, and the two sides are worryingly far apart, says Tim Durrant.

07 June 2018

The UK’s ‘backstop’ for the Irish border, its version of the insurance policy if every other option fails, contains a vague time limit. While it may initially seem like a victory for the Brexiteers, it leaves three big issues outstanding, argues Tim Durrant.

30 May 2018

British interests after March 2019 mean we should welcome the chance to take part in negotiations on future EU spending, says Tim Durrant. There may be political risks, but great opportunities too. 

01 May 2018

​The Brexit war Cabinet is meeting to agree on the UK’s future customs arrangement. But Joe Owen says the two proposals the Government has floated are unworkable.

25 April 2018

As London navel-gazes, the other EU member states are busy forging a future without the UK. The longer we take to decide what Brexit means, the more likely we are to be left behind, argues Tim Durrant.

25 April 2018

Parliamentary support for staying in a customs union with the European Union is now the biggest threat to the Government’s handling of Brexit. The Government should make its arguments for leaving in much more detail – or use Parliament as a reason to change its view.

11 April 2018

David Davis has allegedly won a Whitehall battle over the level of ambition in the next phase of Brexit talks. But, Jill Rutter says, the UK needs workable propositions more than hundreds of more negotiators.

23 March 2018

The EU’s negotiating guidelines show the challenge the Prime Minister faces in achieving her Mansion House vision for post-Brexit trade, says Jill Rutter.

22 March 2018

At this week’s European Council meeting, the 27 member states will agree their negotiating guidelines for talks on the future UK-EU relationship. They all have their own priorities, but solidarity will prevail, says Tim Durrant.

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