1st August 2016
These Brexit Diary posts collect recent news and commentary.
Lords could delay Brexit decision, says Conservative peer.
Britain to ‘leverage’ £11bn of foreign aid to build new trade deals after Brexit – possibly unlawful, certainy desperate, and largely irrelevant, given UK’s main trading partners are not those in receipt of aid. And “leverage” is not a verb.
Britain should look to leave the EU as swiftly and simply as possible, writes Bernard Jenkin in the FT – not a detailed piece, and the comments underneath are the most brutal I have ever seen in the FT.
Civil Service World: Theresa May’s Brexit shake-up of Whitehall sending “mixed messages” to the EU – on the Whitehall confusion caused by the three Brexit departments.
ICTSD: Nothing simple about UK regaining WTO status post-Brexit, by former WTO staffer Peter Ungphakorn – important piece on an overlooked difficulty.
LSE Blogs: Return to the Commonwealth? UK-Africa trade after Brexit will not be straightforward, by Peg Murray-Evans – another overlooked difficulty.
Institute for Government: Leaving the EU customs union: what is involved, by Daniel Thornton – on the the implications of Fox’s favoured approach.
A misleadingly titled piece on Michel Barnier at the Guardian by Syed Kamall is worth reading – the title refers to Banier, not the UK’s Brexiteer ministers.
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