THE VIEW FROM BRUSSELS – JUNE 2019: CAN THE BACKSTOP BE RENEGOTIATED?

Both candidates to be leader of the Conservative Party, and therefore to be UK Prime Minister, have vowed to renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement and in particular the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. Meanwhile in Brussels, the EU-27 (meeting in Euro summit format) has just reiterated, again, that “the Withdrawal Agreement is not open for renegotiation”. In … Read more

Webinar available – Brexit after the European Parliament elections

In today’s webinar, Tom Henderson, Senior Associate and member of our core Brexit team, was joined by Oliver Lewis, Director at Hanbury Strategy, to reflect on the outcome of the European Parliament elections in the UK and the Prime Minister’s announcement last week that she will resign as a party leader and Prime Minister. As one of … Read more

Article 50 extension until 31 October 2019 agreed

The UK and the EU have formally agreed to extend Article 50 until 31 October 2019 11.00pm GMT during the Special European Council Summit held on 11 April 2019. The extension period may end at an earlier date, if a Withdrawal Agreement is approved by the UK Parliament and its ratification in the UK and … Read more

Webinar available – The Brexit endgame

In today’s webinar, Tom Henderson, Senior Associate and member of our core Brexit team, was joined by Oliver Lewis, Director at Hanbury Strategy, to discuss the latest political developments and the likely next steps. As one of the leaders of Hanbury Strategy’s Brexit team and former adviser to various Cabinet Ministers, Oliver is well placed … Read more

Upcoming webinar – The Brexit endgame?

At the time of organising this webinar and following the defeat of the negotiated Withdrawal Agreement for a third time and the House of Commons’ inability to agree an alternative way forward by way of indicative votes, Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have agreed to sit down to agree a plan for leaving the EU … Read more

Brexit day extension until 12 April 2019 as exit deal defeated again

Following the UK Government’s defeat on the Withdrawal Agreement today, the time at which the UK is due to leave the EU is now confirmed as having moved to 11pm GMT on Friday 12 April 2019. The change is reflected in the Statutory Instrument that has been passed by the UK Parliament earlier this week to amend … Read more