I fear the Government will allow the UK to become a permanent satellite of a new European superstate

David Davis was right to resign. He should have resigned months ago seeing how the Prime Minister and Chancellor were handling the small matter of Britain’s future coupled with the way in which he was being allowed to be sidelined by a Remainer civil servant, Olly Robbins. Davis, however, being an honourable and loyal fellow … Read moreI fear the Government will allow the UK to become a permanent satellite of a new European superstate

We Brexiteers have had to accept compromises – but here’s why the Chequers proposal is a workable plan

While the Cabinet were holed up at Chequers discussing Brexit, I was driving up to Mansfield in Nottinghamshire. Ben Bradley MP and his campaign team were about to take part in their 61st consecutive day of campaigning. Mansfield was a constituency which we won, in large part, because of our commitment to deliver Brexit. The … Read moreWe Brexiteers have had to accept compromises – but here’s why the Chequers proposal is a workable plan

Anurag Deb: The Unquiet Irish Border Problem: Implications in the Aftermath of the Withdrawal Act

On 26 June 2018, the hitherto hotly-debated European Union (Withdrawal) Bill became an Act of Parliament (“2018 Act”) after a tennis match of amendments and counter-amendments between Parliament’s two Houses. Much has been said by leading academics about the contents of the 2018 Act both during its stormy passage through Parliament and after its enactment … Read moreAnurag Deb: The Unquiet Irish Border Problem: Implications in the Aftermath of the Withdrawal Act

How Theresa May is selling the Chequers proposal to Conservative MPs

Below is the full text of the letter Theresa May has sent to Conservative MPs in the immediate aftermath of the Chequers summit:   Dear Colleague, Today at Chequers the Cabinet agreed a comprehensive and detailed proposal that provides a precise, responsible and credible basis for progressing negotiations towards a new relationship with the EU after … Read moreHow Theresa May is selling the Chequers proposal to Conservative MPs

Rule-takers and rule-makers: why TBTs are so crucial to Brexit

At the heart of the wrangling over Brexit is the question of how much regulatory autonomy the UK is prepared to concede in exchange for access to the Single Market. It is these technical barriers to trade (TBTs) that inhibit countries from exporting to each other. Hayden Goudy and Elisa Kempe (LSE) set out what the UK can realistically … Read moreRule-takers and rule-makers: why TBTs are so crucial to Brexit

Podcast: Crunch Chequers meeting on customs

With BrexitCentral’s David Scullion and Hugh Bennett. This week’s BrexitCentral podcast discusses the upcoming Cabinet meeting on post-Brexit customs and discusses the leaked papers which suggest Britain could be tied to EU regulations after Brexit. You can subscribe to our latest podcasts on iTunes and Soundcloud. The post Podcast: Crunch Chequers meeting on customs appeared first on BrexitCentral. … Read morePodcast: Crunch Chequers meeting on customs

Gove’s plan to take back control of fishing

DEFRA Secretary Michael Gove has released the Government’s White Paper on fishing, heralding it as a chance to take back control of our waters and rebuild coastal communities after the disastrous EU Common Fisheries Policy. There have been many concerns over the last few years that, ravaged by the CFP, the diminished status of UK … Read moreGove’s plan to take back control of fishing

Why the Cabinet should embrace MaxFac at Chequers on Friday

This Friday at Chequers the Cabinet will make the latest, and hopefully final, attempt to decide what sort of customs arrangements the UK seeks with the EU. The decision will determine much about Britain’s economic future including whether we will be able to strike new trade deals with the rest of the world. Two proposals … Read moreWhy the Cabinet should embrace MaxFac at Chequers on Friday

Long read: how to deploy the emergency brake to manage migration

Freedom of movement is one of the ‘red lines’ that preclude Britain’s continuing membership of the Single Market: the PM believes the referendum was a clear rejection of the principle. But could the UK deploy an ’emergency brake’ at regional (rather than national) level to help manage EU migration and thereby qualify for European Economic Area membership? Catherine Barnard … Read moreLong read: how to deploy the emergency brake to manage migration

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