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Brexit Briefing No.49 - Fish wars and a possible breakthrough?

Brussels came back to life this week as the European Institutions started working again after the long summer break, whilst Theresa May visited Africa as part of a post Brexit trade mission and British and French fisherman came to blows in the Channel. 

Brexit Briefing No.48 - Post-Summer Reality

Westminster and Brussels are still preparing to return from the summer break, but Brexit Secretary of State Dominic Raab and EU chief brexit negotiator Michel Barnier met this week and promised to start continuous Brexit talks, with a view to finding deal before the deadline of October’s European

What a no deal Brexit really means for trade

Whatever one’s view on us relying on the WTO in the event of a no deal Brexit, there is a lot of misinformation in the media and public sphere on what the WTO is and isn’t in terms of trade, and how it works, particularly in relation to non-tariff barriers (NTBs) and SPS barriers.

2018 Travel Factsheet

Holidays should be relaxing and something to look back on with a great deal of pleasure, but sometimes practical problems can ruin the enjoyment.

Brexit Briefing No.46 - The Fallout from Chequers

An extraordinary week in European politics, with Donald Trump in town for a visit to the UK and a NATO summit in Brussels and upheaval in the British government after the Cabinet approved a new proposal for the future UK relationship with the EU. 

The Chequers Agreement - What does it mean?

The Prime Minister received the full backing of the Cabinet on Friday on the contents of the UK Government's White Paper, summarised ahead of its Monday publication by a three pager, 'The Chequers Agreement', released at the end of the summit.

Brexit Briefing No.45 - Chequers Countdown

Whilst most of the country has been absorbed in the World Cup and enjoying the decidedly continental heat wave, Westminster’s eyes have been focused on a quiet corner of the Buckinghamshire countryside, whilst Europe's gaze was set on the southern German region of Bavaria and the issue of migrati

My Views on the Copyright Directive

I will vote to open up the mandate for the Copyright Report that was proposed by the Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee for a full parliamentary debate and amendments.