“Alternative arrangements” still require a great deal of work – and agreement on what they are meant to achieve – before they can feasibly replace the Irish border backstop, says Alex Stojanovic.
The tax system is in need of reform and barriers in the way of change can be overcome, says Dr Gemma Tetlow.
Theresa May is trying to secure a legacy beyond Brexit but – like all prime ministers – she will only be remembered for what she did before announcing the date of her departure, says Tim Durrant.
Raphael Hogarth assesses Sir John Major’s threat to take the Government to court if Boris Johnson tries to prorogue Parliament – and says it is a challenge which should be taken seriously.
Bronwen Maddox says that investigating the latest government leak, rather than pandering to the demands of President Trump, should be the priority for the new Prime Minister.
Two of the candidates for the top EU jobs have been involved in Brexit negotiations – and could prove to be constructive deal makers, says Georgina Wright.
Fiscal headroom doesn’t mean that Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson can make straightforward public spending promises – especially in the event of a no deal Brexit, says Thomas Pope
The next Prime Minister should seriously consider the threat that no deal poses to Northern Ireland – but Jill Rutter says that neither Jeremy Hunt nor Boris Johnson have shown any signs of doing so.
By upping their rhetoric to appeal to the hardcore party membership, Hunt and Johnson are steadily moving away from reality, says Tim Durrant.
Jill Rutter argues that both politicians and civil servants need to act as though they understand the value of civil service impartiality.