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Jul 24, 2018 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
Some interesting snippets from the new White Paper on the forthcoming Implementation Bill..... assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/upl…
On the financial settlement, the Paper talks of the UK's financial commitments, and legal requirements but there seem to be a few nods to Raab's comments about no payments if no future agreement. Bill would only provide for payments agreed to in a withdrawal agreement
Jul 19, 2018 • 12 tweets • 6 min read
Just published from the Commission: Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019 | European Commission europa.eu/!Vu87RB via @EU_Commission
These two headlines tell the story well.....
'there MIGHT be a transition period'
At @ChathamHouse for @InstituteGC (Tony Blair) talk- ‘in defence of globalisation.’ Venue is packed, no surprise there. #CHEvents
Tony, starts with a joke about Boris Johnson #topical. Onto the serious stuff, ‘globalisation is on the back foot’, difficult to know if we’re on the crest of the wave or if it’s a growing phenomenon, he fears it is the latter
Mar 23, 2018 • 16 tweets • 5 min read
European Council Guidelines: A thread. Firstly, yes we (the EU 27) want to have a a deep a relationship with the UK as possible including on security...... (1)
But....the UK red lines mean there will be friction. Which we think will be damaging to the UK... (2)