• 19 Oct 2017

    We spoke to Pascal Lamy earlier and began by saying that the EU’s Chief negotiator Michel Barnier is surely just that – a negotiator?

  • 19 Oct 2017

    Theresa May tried to thaw relations with EU leaders was to write an open message on social media today to EU citizens in the UK, all 3.2 million of them.  

  • 19 Oct 2017

    Europe’s leaders put on a show of friendship and support for Theresa May at the European summit in Brussels this afternoon. But underneath the bonhomie, the tough message remains the same – cough up.

  • 18 Oct 2017

    Tomorrow Theresa May sets off for her second trip in a week to Brussels, where she will address EU leaders on Brexit. In the Commons today she insisted the option of walking away without a deal must remain on the table. But her visit comes as her government’s EU withdrawal bill, which transfers EU legislation…

  • 16 Oct 2017

    What’s Theresa May taking to Brussels?

    Theresa May has gone with some kind of sweetener on EU citizens’ rights which she hopes will break the impasse.

  • 9 Oct 2017

    There has been significant push-back on several fronts against Catalonia’s moves towards independence. Yesterday hundreds of thousands of demonstrators descended on Barcelona. Today more businesses announced that they would shift their headquarters outside Catalonia if the region broke away, and France declared that it would move to expel an independent Catalonia from the EU. All…

  • 22 Sep 2017

    May’s EU transition plan quite a pill for some voters to swallow

    Theresa May has spelt out that Britain is formally requesting a status quo transition period of around two years and is willing to pay for that. It will mean just about nothing will change in terms of relations with the EU until five years after the referendum. That’s quite a pill for some voters to…

  • 4 Sep 2017

    Theresa May’s Brexit speech date ‘announced’ by Guy Verhofstadt

    Theresa May’s expected speech on Brexit could be “very significant”. What would she have to say to unblock the impasse in the Brexit negotiations?

  • 31 Aug 2017

    Latest Brexit talks reach a brittle conclusion

    Money is at the heart of the “stressful” Brexit negotiations in Brussels. But if the talks are going to progress one side will have to blink.

  • 23 Aug 2017

    The government has published two papers on its approach to the ECJ after Brexit. But there are plenty of unanswered questions. FactCheck investigates.

  • 27 Jul 2017

    Now the clock is relentlessly ticking: but as the Brexit negotiations continue there’s already talk of delay. Europe’s Brexit negotiator thinks the start of the main talks could be postponed by another two months – apparently, say reports, because of Britain’s lack of progress on agreeing the divorce bill.

  • 26 Jun 2017

    Portuguese Socialist Party MEP Ana Gomes says she welcomes Theresa May’s public offer to EU nationals living in Britain, but adds that any watering down of their rights will not be accepted.

  • 26 Jun 2017

    EU citizens living in Britain have been given some reassurance of their post-Brexit rights by the Prime Minister. But the “settled status” she offers will be conditional on British expats being offered the same rights by the EU states in which they live. So how re-assured do Britain’s EU residents feel?

  • 19 Jun 2017

    Brexit negotiations begin – has Brussels won round one?

    The contrast between the suave and immaculately turned out Michel Barnier and our own David Davis at the Brussels press conference this evening was striking. Mr Davis looked like he might have run up several flights of stairs and crawled through some hedges on his way to the event.

  • 19 Jun 2017

    The two men leading the Brexit negotiations have exchanged gifts and say they’ve made an encouraging start on the business of extricating Britain from the European Union. The Brexit Secretary, David Davis, and the EU chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, held a full day of talks in Brussels – focusing first on the issues of the…