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Brexit Briefing No.72: What's the alternative?

There was frantic diplomatic activity this week as UK and EU negotiators met in Brussels. Stephen Barclay, the Brexit Secretary, was there to sound out Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, on possible ways out of the current impasse.

MEPs agree to close criminal records loophole

An agreement that will close a loophole currently hampering the fight against cross border crime and terrorism has been approved today in the European Parliament.

Dan heads off threat to UK motorsport from EU insurance rules

A threat to UK motorsport was headed off today after MEPs backed a Conservative call to amend an overhaul of the EU's motor insurance rules.

The vote means that motorsport will be exempt from a directive detailing which vehicles must be insured, and in what circumstances.  

Brexit Briefing 69: A move to break the deadlock?

Officially this was a quiet week, but behind the scenes feverish discussions were happening in London and Brussels as both sides tried to find a way through the current political impasse and what it means if a no-deal Brexit happens. 

Brexit Briefing 68: What Happens Now?

This week was the one where all the different Brexit roads collided in the shape of the vote on the withdrawal deal negotiated between the UK and the EU and a no confidence vote in the British government. 

Brexit Briefing 66: What happens now?

The first week of the New Year is always a quiet affair in Brussels, with Eurocrats and diplomats slowly returning to the city after the Christmas break.