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Four PA Brexit Update 31 March

Welcome to the new Brexit Update from Four Public Affairs, the new home of Insight Consulting Group (ICG). This weekly email keeps you up to date and informed about developments at home and abroad as we move towards our exit from the European Union. Earlier this week, we published our ‘Guide to Brexit’ mind map to help you understand the challenge ahead for the Government. You can find a copy here: http://www.fourcommunications.com/blog/guide-brexit-issues-opportunities-and-challenges

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The scramble for post-Brexit powers intensifies

It’s almost like we’ve been here before. Much to the frustration of the Prime Minister, the breakup of the Union is back in the headlines after Scotland’s First Minister announced her intention to pursue a second independence referendum. Commenting on these proposals, Nicola Sturgeon said that “Scotland deserves, in light of the change in circumstances brought about by the Brexit vote, the chance to decide its future in a fair, free and democratic way”.

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ICG Brexit Update – 17 March

Picture the scene. It’s Monday morning in Downing Street. Despite all the debate, the Whips Office is convinced that the Article 50 Bill will pass without amendment and the House of Lords will back down. This is the Prime Minister’s moment of triumph. She has swept away all opposition from both within and without.

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ICG Brexit Update – 10 March

For perhaps the first time in Theresa May’s premiership, Brexit wasn’t centre stage this week. Indeed, the news was dominated by a good, old fashioned row about the Budget. News about our exit from the European Union is never far away though, as amendments from the Lords put Theresa May’s Article 50 Bill under increasing pressure and minds turn to the upcoming exit talks.

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ICG Brexit Update – 03 March

It’s the start of March and the Government deadline for triggering Article 50 is now just weeks away. Will we get there on time? The House of Lords seems intent on slowing the process down. Meanwhile, the European Commission has started to look at what life in the EU might look like after Brexit. Do their plans prove that the Leave campaign was right all along, and how will this impact on the negotiations?

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ICG Brexit Update – 24 February

The Article 50 Bill returned to Parliament this week and this time it was their Lordships’ turn. The Upper House will examine the Bill at a more sedate pace than their Commons colleagues, but Theresa May is keeping a close eye on proceedings to make sure nothing goes awry. Meanwhile, questions continue to be asked about what life might look like after we leave the EU and the political ground is shaken by two seismic by-elections in Stoke and Cumbria.

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Brexit Update – 10 February

Hundreds of amendments. Hours of debate. Acres of media coverage and speculation. Then at the end of it all, Theresa May’s Article 50 Bill passed the Commons with no changes and without causing her any major headaches. The Bill now goes to the House of Lords – the final barrier before May can start her Brexit negotiations.

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