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UK: Brexit negotiations to take centre stage - BBH

Analysts at BBH suggest that in Europe, the negotiations over the UK's exit from the EU continue to be an important talking point.  

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“New wrinkles appear to have emerged, including the Irish border, that seems as intractable as any challenge of the divorce/amputation.  There is speculation that Prime Minister May will shortly make a more detailed commitment of the sums the UK will pay to fulfill its obligations.  This is in the hope that next month, the negotiations can turn to the post-separation relationship.  It is by no means a done deal, and there is a certain pessimism that seems to be growing.”  

“To complicate matters, media reports suggest 40 Tory MPs are willing to sign a letter of no confidence against May.  48 are needed to trigger a leadership challenge to May.  Brexit hardliners Gove and Johnson wrote a "secret letter" to May outlining their idea of an exit without a deal and seemed to be critical of soft exit camp in the government (by implication Hammond, Chancellor of Exchequer).”


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