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15th April 2019
Brexit weekly digest 15 AprilDespite pulling the UK away from the cliff edge of a no deal EU exit, the UK government is still well and truly divided on how we will leave the trading bloc. The EU has granted up to a six-month extension. The Prime Minister is hoping to accelerate negotiations and leave the EU before the European Parliament elections, but the chances of that are starting to fade.
8th April 2019
Brexit weekly digest 8 AprilAfter the continued political Withdrawal Deal deadlock in the Commons and a slight marginal adoption of the Cooper amendment, the Prime Minister has been faced with little choice but to return to the EU and ask for a further extension (or ‘flextension’ as the media have coined the phrase).
1st April 2019
Brexit weekly digest 1 AprilWhilst the Commons Ministers were unable to find any form of consensus on how to break the Brexit political deadlock, business leaders continue to call for stability and decisions to be made. Theresa May has offered her early departure in an attempt to focus consensus, so the UK is now facing a leadership contest in parallel to Brexit negotiations.
25th March 2019
Brexit weekly news 25 MarchThe one thing that is for sure this week is that the UK will no longer be leaving the EU on 29 March. Beyond that, the scenarios for planning are now fragmented. In previous months, the UK government has been categorical in ruling out a second referendum or extension to Article 50, stating that the current, negotiated deal was the only option, besides no deal. Now all options are back on the table. The next 72 hours should bring more votes and possibly, the Commons trying to take control of the destiny of the withdrawal arrangements.
18th March 2019
Brexit weekly news 18 MarchThe UK is due to leave the EU in 10 days and still, there is no certainty for businesses. The possibility of the Withdrawal Agreement being voted on by the Commons for a third time, has been ruled out by the Speak of the House. So, what are the next steps?
13th March 2019
Brexit news 13 MarchThe Prime Ministers Brexit Withdrawal deal was not supported in the House of Commons last night. The implications of the no-vote are still to be analysed but the next stage of events will be a sec...
11th March 2019
Brexit weekly news digest 11 MarchJust days before the scheduled exit date from the EU, the Prime Minister is to present the latest negotiated deal in front of the Commons for a round of meaningful votes. The agreement will either...
4th March 2019
Brexit weekly news digest 4 MarchThe UK Prime Minister will bring the details of a renegotiated Brexit deal to the House of Commons on or before 12 March, only 17 days before the UK is scheduled to leave the EU.
25th February 2019
Brexit weekly news digest 25 FebruaryHonda announces that it will close its Swindon plant in two years’ time, despite it’s Autumn 2018 assurances that the plant would remain open. Honda are reporting that the uncertainty around Brexit has forced its move away from its intention to keep production in the UK.
15th February 2019
Brexit weekly news digest 15 FebruaryThere has been a second round of votes in the Commons last night (Thursday 14th February) where the majority voted against the current Brexit negotiation strategy.
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