The Brexit Secretary and the EU’s chief negotiator “get down to work”.
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Are we being manipulated so that we accept, in due course, a smaller (but still very large) Brexit bill as a “good deal”?
Also: Welsh Government want you to tell them how they can tax you into a better person; donor transparency for Ulster; and SNP shielded from EU fine by London.
The British media is busy taking revenge on the Prime Minister, while neglecting continental politics.
Yielding on the principle of residency would not have averted disputes on vital details, save by weakening the British negotiating position.
“I’ve been here in Brussels today… to begin the next phase of our work to build a new, deep, and special partnership with the European Union.”
Nick Mutch: Bear hugs, scowls, farcical handshakes – and a country that wasn’t there. What I saw at the NATO summit.
A first-time impression of a NATO summit – one that seems to have been uniquely designed with the American President’s “interests and eccentricities in mind”.
Iain Dale: Reducing net immigration to the tens of thousands? It will never happen. And it shouldn’t.
Plus: A diplomatic success for Trump. A Love Actually moment, please, from May. And: has anyone seen Diane Abbott?
Christopher Howarth’s Guide to Brexit: Beneath the rhetoric, the EU27 are being surprisingly constructive
In Tusk’s draft negotiating mandate, the seeds of a deal can already be found.
The UK’s Permanent Representative to the European Union will deliver it to Donald Tusk shortly.
It was this very same attitude on the part of the EU that caused us to vote Leave in the first place.
Juncker has presented MEPs with five options, but the responses show how hard Brussels politicians will find it to change their attitudes.
Simon Clarke: Yes, Brexit will bring new problems for Universities. But it will also bring new opportunities.
The most successful ones will be those that maintain their partnerships in Europe, but also look farther afield to forge new associations across the globe.
We were told that we needed the EU to get trade deals agreed that would help us. Now look at what’s happened.
Nic Conner: I’m a Brexiteer. I doubted May. I was wrong. It’s time to admit that our new Prime Minister is now one of us.
Her actions demonstrate that she truly understands the concerns of ordinary people and the reasons why they voted to leave the EU.