18 October 2018

The Prime Minister is considering an extension to the 21-month transition period that will follow withdrawal from the EU. Joe Owen argues that it won’t solve the Irish problem, but an extra 12 months is still an offer worth having.

28 September 2018

Even with 76 ‘no deal notices’, Tim Durrant warns there are still many outstanding issues the Government needs to address before the UK can be ready for a no deal Brexit.

18 September 2018

Many forecasts of the consequences of a no deal Brexit have concentrated on the longer-term ‘big picture’. Gemma Tetlow applauds the IMF for pointing out how disruptive it could be in the short term unless softened by a number of side deals.

13 September 2018

Wales’s First Minister Carwyn Jones says Brexit could strain the Union of the UK to breaking point if Westminster does not change its approach to devolution. Akash Paun agrees and calls for bolder thinking about the constitution.

03 September 2018

As Parliament returns from recess, Maddy Thimont Jack looks at a tense autumn in Parliament and says the high drama will kick off in the House of Lords.

28 August 2018

An Institute for Government Freedom of Information request has found the key mechanism for driving ‘no deal’ Brexit preparation in Whitehall: the ‘EU Exit Inter-Ministerial Group’. Joe Owen explains how it works, and who is in it.

23 August 2018

The Government is laying out how the country can prepare for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. But Tim Durrant says this is only the beginning of no deal preparation – big questions remain over citizens’ rights and, of course, the Northern Ireland border.  

07 August 2018

Concerns have been raised that we will leave the EU with only a vague idea of what the future relationship looks like. But that has always been the case, as it suits the Government quite well, says Tim Durrant.  

31 July 2018

Jeremy Hunt has been packing in the trips in his first weeks as Foreign Secretary. This could signal a more active role for the Foreign Office on Brexit, but Jill Rutter is not encouraged so far.  

20 July 2018

The UK and EU negotiators are at a crunch point over the Irish border. Both sides are being vocal about their stepping up of no-deal preparations. Joe Owen says that they need to decide whether finding a way forward is the priority they claim.

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