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Animal Welfare and Brexit

MEPs tend to get more enquiries about animal welfare than any other issue, with thousands of people writing to me on this issue since I arrived in the European Parliament.

Brexit Briefing No.14

An ultimatum from Brussels, talk of a mutiny in the Commons on the EU Withdrawal Bill, and confirmation that Parliament will have a binding vote on the final exit deal before March 2019 - it has been a whirlwind few days for the Brexit process.

Brexit Briefing No.13

In marked contrast to the situation in the UK, it has been a relatively calm political week in Brussels with the main item of interest being the ex-Catalan leader’s continued residence in the city seeking sanctuary from Spanish government prosecutors.

Brexit Briefing No.12

Financial apocalypse, the sky literally closing down, and three amigos in Brussels - this week has seen the vacuum in the absence of formal Brexit talks filled with a plethora of Halloween horror stories.

Brexit Briefing No.11

With the fallout from a private dinner and the Prime Minister's update to the House of Commons, this week Brexit was dominated by the after effects of last week's European Council summit.

Brexit Briefing No.10

Acceleration is the mot du jour this week after the Prime Minister made a trip to Brussels on Monday with David Davis for dinner with Jean Claude Juncker and Michel Barnier.

Brexit Briefing No.9

This week saw Theresa May clash with Jeremy Corbyn on the Brexit negotiations amidst increased speculation that there could be no deal at all with the EU as the latest round of Brexit talks between Michel Barnier and David Davis and their teams ended in “disturbing deadlock”.