As you will be aware, there is little consensus on what Brexit will mean for our future relationship with the EU. I’ve tried to be very clear since the referendum that I will be fighting for the best deal for Britain rather than refighting the referendum campaign. You can read about my efforts here.
We have had a series of developments over the last few weeks on Brexit. After a few months of the Prime Minister declaring that “Brexit means Brexit!”, we have apparently now moved onto working towards a “Red, White and Blue Brexit”.
The High Court has been hearing evidence this week to allow them to determine who will have the power to invoke Article 50. The verdict is due in January.
The EU chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has held his first press conference and has been saying that the UK will have ‘under 18 months’ to reach a deal.
Labour have tabled a motion, to be discussed in Parliament, which has been accompanied by a petition run by a number of pro-Europe campaign groups, calling on the Government to reveal their Brexit strategy. There is a possibility that Theresa May could lose the vote as rebel Conservatives vote against the Government.