As the EU (Withdrawal) Bill continues to progress through the House of Commons, we bring you the latest news, developments and reaction in our Brexit Bulletin. As the next European summit is now just a fortnight away, it’s time to take stock and see whether the UK will be able to move on to discuss a transitional period and a trade agreement.
- If stories in the media are to be believed, it seems likely that an agreement has been reached on the financial settlement, while suggestions that the Government might be able to make concessions to secure agreement on the Irish border have caused concern with their backers in the DUP.
- The Government has released the Brexit impact assessments it has produced to the Exiting the European Committee. However, they have been criticised for omitting material and for not being substantial enough, and Brexit Secretary David Davis has been summoned before the committee.
- In other news, the Chancellor has agreed £3bn more for Brexit implementation, net immigration has fallen since the referendum, the scale of the task facing the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has been unveiled, and David Davis has apparently threatened to resign if Damian Green is sacked.