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Brexit Briefing No.33 - The Car Industry

Easter has seen a lull in the Brexit negotiations. The principals were all taking an Easter break and behind the scenes officials started internal preparations ahead of the future relationship talks.

Brexit Briefing No.30 – Too much talk?

This week has seen a lull in high-level Brexit talks between the UK and the EU, although technical negotiations took place on the withdrawal agreement behind the scenes.

Brexit Briefing No.29 - Trade-offs

The last few days have seen some significant developments. The UK Prime Minister Theresa May set out a comprehensive plan for a new UK/EU relationship, to which the EU gave an initial response. The opening salvos of a potential new US/EU trade war were fired.

Brexit Briefing No.27 – Detente on Defence and beyond?

We are less than a month away from the original deadline for the UK and the EU to seal the agreement on the transition period which will govern relations immediately after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 & before the future trade agreement comes into force.

Brexit Briefing No.26 - Cultural Differences

The last few days have shown that, as reported in earlier Brexit Briefings, the transition period is far from a done deal, many compromises need to be agreed by both sides, and quite simply, it has never been done before, so it creates logistical and legal challenges for both sides.