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Brexit Briefing No.54: Dancing into the final straight

There were no official Brexit negotiations this week with all eyes focused on the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham. However, there are just two weeks to go until the next meeting of EU leaders.

What a 'no deal' Brexit means for you or your business

Deal or no-deal? The latter is still an unlikely scenario as I explained in this France 24 debate last week.

However, this is the default legal position if the UK government and the other 27 member states fail to agree on a withdrawal agreement by March 29th next year.

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.

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.