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Why is Brexit so complicated?

The UK has been integrated into Europe for over 40 years. Leaving it is complicated and messy. Here are some of the fundamental reasons why:

Withdrawal Agreement VS Political Declaration

People often confuse the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration. One is a legally binding document about our withdrawal from the EU, the other is a non-legally binding document about the r…

Brexit Withdrawal Deal

The EU and UK have drawn up a draft version of the withdrawal agreement. Here’s what we know:

What is the Super Canada model?

Boris Johnson has resigned from the Cabinet so is free to challenge the government on its Brexit future relationship model. He has proposed his own - the SUPER CANADA model. Here’s what it’…

Trading with the EU if there’s no Brexit deal

A look at the government’s guidance to businesses in the event of a no deal Brexit.

No Deal scenario - banking and financial services

A look at the government’s plans for the financial services if we get no deal with the EU.

A guide to the transition period

A guide to the transition period - and what both the UK and EU want

What is a Norway deal?

A guide to what kind of deal Norway have with the EU, and whether the UK wants a similar deal.

Registering EU citizens during transition

A guide to the governments pan to register EU citizens living in the UK after we leave the EU on the 29th March 2019.

Transition agreement battlelines

Areas for potential disagreement in the transition period

UK Banks could handle a “disorderly” Brexit

An outline of the ability of seven major UK banks to continue to operate in undesirable economic conditions.

Should we stay in the customs union?

An outline of what exactly the customs union is, along with the pros and cons of membership, and the opinions of the Prime Minister Theresa May.

Free trade area v Customs union v Single Market

These three terms are thrown about all over the place. Here’s the difference.

When do we leave the EU?

(It should probably be added that while we will leave on 29th March 2019, we will then start the transition period. In many ways that will be a lot like we are still in the EU. The transition period w…

What is the Customs Union?

The Simple Politics guide to the Customs Union - and some of the arguments for and against.

Brexit Jargon decrypter

Brexit is hard to follow. Here’s a cheat sheet for all the words. You’re welcome.

What is the Single Market?

Here is the Simple Politics guide to the Single Market - and a couple of pros and cons.

What’s going on with the fishing industry?

During the transition period, we’re going to be in the Common Fisheries Policy. The fishing industry wasn’t very happy with this and Gove answered questions on it in the House of Commons. …

The Trade Bill amendment

There is going to be some tension in the Commons when the Trade Bill comes back the to House. Here’s why.

What is the Canada+++ model?

David Davis (head Brexit negotiator for the UK) has said he wants a Canada+++ model for our future trade agreement with the EU. Here’s the Simple Politics guide to exactly what that is.

Brexit Bill Amendment Generator

While the EU Withdrawal Bill is in Parliament, hundreds of changes (amendments) have been suggested by a huge array of MPs / Members of the House of Lords. We don’t think they should have all th…