The EU’s triggering of Article 16 is premature, provocative and sets a precedent that will be cited by those unwilling to accept the consequences of the Protocol.
The first of a new series of pieces by Policy Exchange for ConservativeHome looking at the various issues that arise from the Brexit trade deal.
It symbolises the way national policy injured specific communities, and the promise that Brexit would change Westminster’s priorities.
Here’s how can now use our freedoms as we leave – assuming there is no last-minute wish to be sensible by the EU and agree a free trade deal.
The UK itself would not dream of changing its formal negotiating objectives at such a crucial point in the talks. Why would the EU?
The truth is that Eurocrats see Britain as a rule-taking dependent, like Macedonia or Ukraine, rather than as a wholly independent nation.
He risks appearing either to endorse whatever EU demands ended up making Johnson walk away, or being left with no good reason to oppose his doing so.
Creating temporary arrangements around fishing and other areas may not be ideal, but it is a better option than the prospect of no deal.
The former Chief Adviser has had little to do with the negotiation recently, but his leaving has knock-on effects on it. Here’s why.
From wanting to tackle climate change, to striving for greater security cooperation, the PM and US president share many of the same goals.
Macron has been steadfast in his belief that the EU should stand firm on access to UK waters. He may be forced to compromise, however.
All eyes will be on Emmanuel Macron this week, since France has been most prepared to play hardball.
At the start of the summer there were reasons for optimism about an agreement. However, the mood appears to have turned.
While working on its Brexit deal, it is simultaneously cultivating trade relationships with Japan, the US, Australia and New Zealand.