Evaluation of UK’s international obligations
The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has held a 2.5 day preliminary hearing in a judicial review brought on behalf of Justin Ramoon and Osbourne Douglas to determine whether the case should be tried in London, or the Cayman Islands.
UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU
A fresh Brexit row is brewing over claims that Brussels has deliberately made it harder for British defence firms to bid for work under a flagship new fund.
According to insiders, the UK Government’s preparations for a ‘no deal’ Brexit have ground to a halt, making it almost impossible for Theresa May to walk out of negotiations with the EU, weakening her threat.
Michel Barnier has called on the UK to stop playing ‘hide and seek’ and decide on a realistic exit strategy as he blamed Britain for the stalled talks.
The latest report from the Exiting the EU Committee on the progress of the UK’s negotiations has been published, highlighting various significant issues which are still to be resolved, including citizens’ rights and the NI border.
The EU has stepped up demands on the UK to legislate to preserve the status of European speciality produce including Feta cheese, Parma ham, French cognac and Belgium’s sour lambic beers.
The Government has published a technical note considering the exchange and protection of classified information post-Brexit.
For the Financial Times, Sebastian Payne has argued that Britain’s foreign policy lacks vision for its post-Brexit future.
For the LSE British Politics and Policy blog, Bruce Ackerman and Sir Julian Le Grand have explained what a referendum on the Brexit deal should look like and how we can avoid a re-run of the 2016 referendum.
David Davis is reportedly pushing for Northern Ireland to be given joint EU and UK status and a 10-mile border buffer zone after Brexit in a bid to tackle the ongoing customs deadlock.