Elections for the European Parliament are upon us. Prime Minister May has announced that the UK will participate.
As 2019 continues the old Brexit terms, such as four freedoms, customs union, free movement, Withdrawal Agreement and backstop, are increasingly being sidelined as the media grapples with two conciliatory methods proposed by Conservative members of parliament: the “Malthouse Compromise” and “Brady Amendment”. Let’s take a look and unpick these.
If 2016 was annus horribilus for the EU, is 2017 looking like it might be any better? The prudent pundit would not touch that question with a barge poll. The saying goes “a week is a long time in politics”. These days a week is an eon.
The last month has been dominated by the passage of the Brexit Bill through the House of Lords, not least as the Government does not have a majority in that chamber so has to work harder to get its way.
President Jean-Claude Juncker presented his contribution to the upcoming Rome Summit, taking place later in March and marking the 60th anniversary of the EU.
Ok, so we’re not suggesting a Brexit deal is as easy as deciding how you like your boiled eggs for breakfast.
We hear so often in our lives, “the law is the law”, yet when politicians are involved things are less clear.