Since Friday the Gibraltar story has been rumbling. It is slightly ironic that for all of the protections guaranteed to Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland little if no protection was awarded to Gibraltar. The Spanish haven’t made any specific threat but it is the European Union which are giving the government of Spain an effective … Continue reading Gibraltar – the rock won’t be budged
The European Council today issued what it wants from the Brexit negotiations. As promised, Council President Donald Tusk released guidelines on how the European Council will negotiate Brexit. This briefing, along with the letter Theresa May sent on Wednesday is the best indication to how negotiations will proceed over the next two years, and where … Continue reading Letters traded – what so both sides of Brexit want?
One day in and already lots of news. Today and yesterday we saw the response from individual European Union nations to the suggestion that both the exit deal and free trade negotiations can be done in parallel. President François Hollande said that he would reject any deal that is done simultaneously. Monsieur Hollande may be … Continue reading Its going to be a long two years
Theresa May (Conservative) The Prime Minister made a statement in the House of Commons today outlining her view for Brexit. This, along with the six page letter she sent to Donald Tusk outlined the bulk of her negotiating position. In the letter she outlined her priorities for Brexit and what Britain will look to achieve … Continue reading Reaction from various UK party leaders
The Brexit process has officially started. On the 29th June 2019 Britain will leave the European Union. This blog will track the process from this day forward and report on the goings on in Brussels and London.