Key take away this week
As we lurch towards 29 March, more votes are promised, more than 1m people have signed a petition for no Brexit and the PM is busily trying to get some sort of extension from the EU.
Everyone said that it would take until the 11th hour to be sorted, but I don't think that anyone expected this. To say that it is not quite going to plan is an understatement of epic proportions. With a week to go, much legislation remains in draft format, there is no clarity and no political direction. It is going to be an interesting and historic few days.
Further elements of UK no deal Brexit preparations published:
- UK tariffs, quotas and rules of origin: In preparation for a potential no deal Brexit HM Treasury has published measures to apply for twelve months in case of a no deal Brexit. View > View > View > View > Scottish Government >
Food and Drink Federation >British Retail Consortium >British Chambers of Commerce >Sustain >
- List of critical goods for Government secured freight transport: View >
- Guidance on UK approach to avoiding a hard border in Ireland in case of a no deal Brexit: View >
- Guidance on providing services in the following countries: Bulgaria > Estonia >
Italy > Lithuania > Luxembourg > Romania > Slovenia > Czech Republic > Spain >
- DEFRA guidance on EU Fruit and Vegetable Marketing standards: View >
- Financial Conduct Authority and EU ESMA agree mutual recognition of credit rating systems: View >View >
House of Commons Brexit votes 12th, 13th and 14th March: Hansard records of the votes rejecting the withdrawal agreement and future economic partnership agreement
View > Rejecting leaving the EU without an agreement View > and instructing the Prime Minister to seek Article 50 extension. View >
No.10 publish Brexit statements to House of Commons by Prime Minister: On 13th MarchView > on 12th March View >
Statements of EU President and UK PM following Strasbourg meeting 11th March: View >View >