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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.

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

Brexit Briefing No.40 - Europe beyond Brexit

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