THE fallout from Theresa May's snap election gamble resulted in some Conservatives arguing it is time to consider a soft Brexit. Negotiations between the Government and the EU began on June 19 - but what is the difference between a soft and hard Brexit? What is a soft Brexit? As six senior Conservatives argued for closer links between Britain and the EU they also said Labour and other parties should have a say in the final deal. The Tory manifesto vowed to withdraw Britain from the single market and the customs union, so that we can end free immigration and quit the EU court. But Labour has not signed up to that approach, raising the prospect that cross-party talks could lead to a softer form of Brexit which might anger many Leave voters. A soft Brexit would see the UK have a similar membership of the European Economic Area to that of Norway. This would mean the country would still have access to the single market, while being able to make deals without the rest of the EU. It would … [Read more...] about What is soft Brexit and how is it different to a hard Brexit? Options ahead as the UK tries to negotiate its exit from the EU
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296 Days to GoToday in Brexit: As negotiations continue in Brussels, Labour has shifted the terms of the Brexit debate. Its call to stay in the single market could budge the U.K. toward a softer divorce.The Labour Party has come out in favor of keeping the closest possible ties to the European Union after Brexit. The move increases the chances that the U.K. will end up with a softer Brexit than Theresa May is pursuing, but it also increases the risk that the domestic political front will get messier.Party leader Jeremy Corbyn proposed an amendment to May's flagship Brexit legislation that would make it a goal of the negotiations to keep “full access” to the EU's single market. It also called for signing up to EU “institutions and regulations,” a necessary step for single-market access and something May has long rejected in the name of reclaiming sovereignty.Labour can’t pass laws on its own, but there are enough … [Read more...] about Brexit Bulletin: Labour Ups the Ante
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Welcome to the Guardian’s weekly Brexit briefing. If you would like to receive it as a weekly email, please sign up here. You can also catch up with our Brexit Means … podcast right here. Also, producing the Guardian’s independent, in-depth journalism takes time and money. We do it because we believe our perspective matters and it may be your perspective, too. If you value our Brexit coverage, please become a Guardian Supporter. Thank you. Top news To stay or not to stay in the customs union? (And if you’re not sure what the it is and why it matters, here’s a handy guide.) That’s fast becoming the question after the government suffered humiliating defeats in the Lords. Most notably, and with the support of 24 Tories including three ex-ministers, peers convincingly backed an amendment to the EU withdrawal bill that would force the government to explain what it had done to pursue remaining in a union. Theresa May came under heavy pressure to reopen the … [Read more...] about Brexit weekly briefing: customs union fast becoming the big issue
Welcome to the Guardian’s weekly Brexit briefing. If you would like to receive it as a weekly email, please sign up here. You can also catch up with our Brexit Means … podcast right here. Also, producing the Guardian’s independent, in-depth journalism takes time and money. We do it because we believe our perspective matters, and it may be your perspective, too. If you value our Brexit coverage, please become a Guardian Supporter. Thank you. The briefing will be taking a brief break next week and will be back on 17 April. Top stories Brexit’s “pre-anniversary” was the cue for an avalanche of articles, programmes and series to mark the occasion, none of which – for obvious reasons – could predict with any confidence what Brexit, when it finally happens, might actually look like. But with a year to go until Britain formally leaves the EU, Theresa May toured “the four nations of the union”, taking care to avoid backing Boris … [Read more...] about Brexit weekly briefing: less than a year to Brexit day