The UK Government has referred the Scottish and Welsh EU continuity bills to the Supreme Court. Akash Paun and Christopher Caden argue that this will do little to resolve the underlying problem of poor relations between the UK and devolved governments.
Millions of EU nationals living in Britain will need to apply for ‘settled status’ after Brexit. With tight timelines and groups needing help with their application, Joe Owen argues that Home Office belligerence must end.
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.
The demands of Brexit have turned several government departments – like Defra and DExEU – into recruitment hotspots. And there will be more to come, says Aron Cheung, as departments like the Home Office and HMRC prepare to operate in a new landscape.
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.
Today Michel Barnier and David Davis – exuding joint bonhomie – paid tribute to their teams and unveiled a colour-coded legal text for endorsement by the European Council later this week. But, Jill Rutter warns, it's not time to call off the contingency planning.