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    • The Chequers Brexit plan has been a profound compromise for the Government July 13, 2018
      Open Europe’s Director Henry Newman gave evidence to the House of Commons’ Exiting the European Union Committee on July 11. Below is a brief summary of the session.The post The Chequers Brexit plan has been a profound compromise for the Government appeared first on Open Europe.
    • Government publishes White Paper on future UK-EU relationship July 13, 2018
      The UK government yesterday published its White Paper on its future relationship with the EU, setting out plans for a UK-EU free trade area for goods, and greater divergence in services, abandoning the idea of mutual recognition in financial services. It also provided more detail on the “Facilitated Customs Arrangement” proposal, which would be “phased […]
    • May: Chequers Brexit plan is “the best outcome” for the UK and the EU July 12, 2018
      In an op-ed for the Sun, Prime Minister Theresa May writes that the Government’s Brexit plan agreed at Chequers, which will be published in a White Paper today, will "mean an end to freedom of movement" and will allow the UK to sign its own trade deals and to be outside of the jurisdiction of the […]
    • Varadkar welcomes Chequers proposal July 11, 2018
      Speaking in the Irish parliament yesterday, Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar suggested that the EU might consider relaxing its red lines in the Brexit negotiations following the proposal agreed by the British government at Chequers last week. He said, “If the United Kingdom was able to relax from some of its red lines, then the European […]
    • The UK’s Brexit proposal needs to be taken seriously on the continent July 10, 2018
      Appearing on the BBC 2’s Daily Politics programme alongside Conservative MP Priti Patel and Labour MP Chuka Umunna, Open Europe’s Henry Newman discussed the Government’s Brexit proposal agreed at Chequers last week and the possible responses from the EU. The post The UK’s Brexit proposal needs to be taken seriously on the continent appeared first […]
    • Boris Johnson resigns as Foreign Secretary July 10, 2018
      Following the resignation of David Davis as Brexit Secretary on Sunday night, Boris Johnson yesterday resigned as Foreign Secretary, in disagreement with the Brexit plan agreed by the Government at Chequers last Friday. In his resignation letter, Johnson writes, “Brexit should be about opportunity and hope… That dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt.” He […]
    • David Davis resigns following Cabinet agreement on Brexit plan July 9, 2018
      Brexit Secretary David Davis resigned yesterday, explaining in a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May that "the national interest requires a Secretary of State in the [Department for Exiting the EU] that is an enthusiastic believer in [May’s] approach, and not merely a reluctant conscript." Davis also wrote that "the general direction of policy will […]
    • May: Brexit plan discussed at Chequers will bring “substantial way forward” July 6, 2018
      Speaking during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday said that during today’s Cabinet meeting at her Chequers country estate, ministers will “discuss and decide a substantial way forward which will enable the pace and intensity of the [Brexit] negotiations to increase.” May added that the Brexit plan discussed […]
    • David Davis tells PM new customs proposal is unworkable July 5, 2018
      According to The Daily Telegraph, Brexit Secretary David Davis has told Prime Minister Theresa May that her "third way" plan on customs is unworkable. Under this proposal, known as the facilitated customs arrangement, the UK would collect tariffs for the EU on all goods destined for sale in the European market, but could charge different […]
    • The significance of London’s financial cluster for the EU27 July 4, 2018
      Dominic Walsh reviews Open Europe's joint event with Reuters in Brussels, during which the panel discussed the importance of the City of London for the EU27. The post The significance of London’s financial cluster for the EU27 appeared first on Open Europe.

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