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Why a Brexit Transition Extension Should Be a UK Economic Priority

An 18 March APCO panel debate webinar agreed that the UK must now seek an extension to the current transition period deadline beyond 31 December, given the severe change in the economic outlook and the practicality of negotiations....
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Brexit Phase 2: Time to Shape the Final Deal

With the UK Prime Minister adamant that he wants to conclude the next phase of negotiations on the future trading relationship by 31 December, this leaves an unprecedentedly short period to avoid a cliff-edge “hard” Brexit. As the phase 2 negotiations kick off, APCO’s team in London, Paris and Brussels examine the negotiating positions of the UK and EU, and the prospects for a deal....
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Boris Johnson Could yet end up on top

The Prime Minister in recent days has finally revealed his proposals to resolve the Brexit impasse. Under his plan the hated Northern Ireland backstop would be ditched and replaced by the whole of the UK leaving the European Union’s customs union....
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A New Prime Minister, Same Old Brexit? The View From Brussels

On 23 July, the UK will have a new Prime Minister. APCO’s experts in London and Brussels consider how the top two candidates would approach Brexit as Prime Minister, and how EU leaders are likely to respond....
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A New Prime Minister, Same Old Brexit? The View From London

On 23 July, the UK will have a new Prime Minister. APCO’s experts in London and Brussels consider how the top two candidates would approach Brexit as Prime Minister, and how EU leaders are likely to respond....
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Delivering Promises?

Simon McGee reflects on Boris Johnson’s record as foreign secretary and mayor of London, and looks ahead to the prime minister he may become....
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The Current State of Brexit

The cost of leaving the EU—in terms of investment, jobs and competitiveness—is beginning to look very high. And while politics may trump economics for a while, the higher the cost, the greater the doubts....
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European Poll Poses Tough Questions for UK

Although Britain’s 2019 European Parliament election was never meant to happen, it has already triggered at least one election, and could end up having a decisive impact on British politics for years to come....
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Global Projection of Soft Power

As the UK prepares for its future outside of the European Union, the importance of soft power increases greatly....
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Why a GNU Might be the Answer

With its ox-like head, the mane of a horse and buffalo horns, the gnu is an animal which looks like a combination of many others. GNU is also the acronym for a government of national unity, a combination of different political parties, which is what the UK most needs at present and might just end up with....
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