Brexit briefing: December 2017

We end 2017 having completed phase one of the Brexit negotiations and passing the first big hurdle of the EU Withdrawal Bill – its House of Commons committee reading.

Even though progress of talks has been glacial at times, in mid-December the UK and EU agreed that there has been “sufficient progress” to move onto the second phase of talks, while the Cabinet has reached a broad consensus to fight for a bespoke Brexit deal.

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