The UK is due to leave the European Union in just eight weeks’ time. The Government’s deal has been emphatically rejected, the EU appears unwilling to budge, and Parliament is struggling to find an outcome it can support.
If nothing changes, the UK will be walking away from over 40 years of EU membership without a deal in place. The legal basis for the UK–EU relationship will fall away.
This paper looks at the UK Government’s progress in preparing to leave the EU without a deal. It assesses the status of Brexit legislation and the practical preparations required for day one outside the EU.