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We must insist that an “in principle” agreement on trade be reached by the end of March 2018 – otherwise the EU will have us over a barrel.
Syed Kamall: That there has been a Brexit talks breakthrough is no thanks to the Commission’s negotiating plan
Hopefully, these efforts will pay off next week when national leaders decide whether to open talks on trade and a transition period. It is time to get down to business.
The pro-Brexit Environment Secretary is up and about early to defend the Prime Minister – and nip any criticism from Leavers in the bud.
Trade talks may collapse – or produce no deal worth signing. But at least they’re set to happen. That’s a big breakthrough for May.
Some said we would never get the conversation going. But now it’s ready to take place. Which should win the Prime Minister some Parliamentary respite.
The Deal (“Joint report from the negotiators of the European Union and the United Kingdom”). Link to full text.
Sections on: Citizens’ rights, Ireland and Northern Ireland, Financial Settlement and Other Separation Issues (including Euratom)
What the Prime Minister said at this morning’s press conference.
WATCH: Juncker – “The Commission has just formally decided to recommend…that sufficient progress has now been made”
What the European Commission President said at this morning’s press conference.
Gisela Stuart: Ministers are mistaken. Regulatory alignment is Single Market membership in all but name. Here’s why.
The Prime Minister must reach an agreement which lays out clearly in black and white that the UK will not be relegated to the position of ‘rule-taker’.
The Universities Minister takes on Lord Adonis, and insists the new regulator will control pay by insisting on transparency and the right benchmarks.
Plus: May’s EU trials, Labour’s EU shifts – and how Russia got there before Trump by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Well, part of it.
Daniel Hannan: Post-Brexit, we could aim for EFTA. Or model ourselves on Singapore. But either way, we must decide.
It is hard to avoid the impression that leaving is being undertaken in a spirit of damage limitation rather than a spirit of opportunity.
The Brexit Secretary under fire at the DexEU Select Committee over the Government’s preparations and his consistency.
Are we due a “Boris eruption”? Where he, May, Davis and Hammond are now on the Government’s Brexit strategy.
The Prime Minister’s stance on regulatory alignment is very hard indeed to square with his vision of a freewheeling Britain. Watch this space.
WATCH: Sturgeon and Khan are making “a foolish mistake” on the Single Market and Customs Union, says Davis
To the idea of leaving one part of the country behind, he replies: “No UK government would allow such a thing, let alone a Conservative and Unionist one.”