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.
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
Europe has been focused on the latest political crisis in Germany which threatened to tear the recently formed coalition government apart, whilst in Britain the news was dominated by the “brexit dividend” boost in NHS funding, and the latest round of Commons battles on a meaningful parliamentary
It has been a quiet week in the Brexit talks as both sides prepare internal positions ahead of the June Council summit, but it has been a far from quiet time in Europe, with the situation in Italy threatening to open up deep divisions within the EU and posing potential existential questions about
Another week where both everything and nothing has seemed to change in the Brexit talks. The noise around the negotiations, both inside the UK and between the UK & the EU, remains deafening but often it is not clear if anything has really happened.