'Brexit means Brexit' says May, but what does Brexit actually mean? The Albanian model was one floated by Michael Gove during the campaign, but it is simply not going to happen.
Albania, as well as Bosnia, Serbia and Ukraine have "stabilisation and association agreements" - originally called the Central European Free Trade Agreement - that allow them to move close to EU law and business standards so investors have confidence in them. This makes it a good choice for those worried about how the economy shapes up after Brexit.
And what makes it attractive to Brexiteers is that it allows the country to take a step back from the "red tape" and automatic application of EU law. However, you'll notice that the four countries that currently enjoy the deal are all economically weak with recent histories of war and revolution. The deal is intended to provide support to these countries as they begin economic and political journeys towards joining the EU. If May can't make any deal within two years of invoking Article 50, we revert to World Trade Organisation rules. Everything you need to know about Theresa May’s Brexit nightmare in five minutes. Is… is it over?
The constant news? No, it's very much continuing, but there's now some certainty. We've a new prime minister and Britain's negotiations to leave the EU are top of her agenda. Yeah, I heard about this. UK High Court to hear Brexit challenge in October - FT.com. All the benefits of a standard digital subscription plus: Unlimited access to all content Instant Insights column for comment and analysis as news unfolds FT Confidential Research - in-depth China and Southeast Asia analysis ePaper - the digital replica of the printed newspaper Full access to LEX - our agenda setting daily commentary Exclusive emails, including a weekly email from our Editor, Lionel Barber Full access to EM Squared- news and analysis service on emerging markets Brexit Briefing - Your essential guide to the impact of the UK-EU split STANDARD DIGITAL Limited Time Offer Access to FT award winning news on desktop, mobile and tablet Personalised email briefings by industry, journalist or sector Portfolio tools to help manage your investments FastFT - market-moving news and views, 24 hours a day Brexit Briefing - Your essential guide to the impact of the UK-EU split Other subscription options.
Brexit means Brexit … but the big question is when? Two months ago on Tuesday, Britain voted to leave the European Union.
The shock was immense; the fallout dramatic. But then summer came. The early turbulence subsided and normality (more or less) returned. Brexit, though, has not yet begun to happen. Are we on the verge of a crash in house prices? Only the data will tell. This week, exactly two months after the vote for Brexit, I spent an hour on the property site Zoopla looking at the latest housing sale data available.
Anyone can do this at the click of a button. Unlike the rise in stamp duty in April, which was well anticipated, the vote to leave the EU was not. And all markets react most strongly to the unanticipated. Being a geographer, I viewed the data county by county beginning with London, because it is usually in London that changes first happen. You can do the same: put a county name in the search box and click on “market activity in the last three months”. The website is unlikely to be completely up to date, but most of the information on that three-month period should be after the EU referendum, as Zoopla updates its website weekly with data that has not yet been published by the Land Registry. However, I saw a similar drop a very long time ago, in October 1989 when people stopped buying homes because they thought prices were falling. This is the bombshell dropped by Theresa May's government while the media whined on about Traingate. While the mainstream media joined Richard Branson’s smear campaign against Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, the Conservative government dropped a bombshell.
Theresa May 'can trigger Brexit without Parliament' Brexit And Article 50 Could Be Triggered Without A House Of Commons Vote. Sarkozy campaign targets Calais migrants. French presidential hopeful Nicolas Sarkozy has joined the chorus of French right-wing politicians that want migrants in Calais moved to the UK.
The Jungle, a unofficial refugee camp near the French port, including others that have mushroomed nearby, is expected to soon reach 10,000 people from around 6,000 earlier this year. Europe is out to shaft Brexit Britain. Here's how Theresa May can prevent it. When Theresa May calls the cabinet to order on Wednesday morning, amid the chintz of Chequers, the roses will be past their best and the lawn covered with dew.
After Britain’s mad summer, the May administration will convene in Buckinghamshire finally to face the chill autumn reality: Britain voted for Brexit without a plan and the Europeans intend to shaft us. They may not have actually used the word “shaft” when they met on the Italian aircraft carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi last week, but German chancellor Angela Merkel, French president François Hollande and Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi know they hold all the strongest cards. French civil servants are trained at the grandes écoles, like diplomatic special forces, to spot and ruthlessly attack the weakness of negotiating partners. And May’s administration goes into this critical negotiating process with an obvious weakness. Francois Hollande Says Brexit Talks Must End By 2019.
Talks on Britain leaving the European Union must be finished by 2019, French President Francois Hollande has said.
"This choice means that Britain, once it leaves, cannot take part in European decisions," Mr Hollande told an annual gathering of French ambassadors. "It will not be able to access the single market unless it accepts the four freedoms, all its regulation and budgetary solidarity. " Video: European Leaders Outline Vision Of EU Without UK He said Prime Minister Theresa May had tough decisions to take and that she needed time, but that she could not wait on triggering exit talks.
"It would neither be good for Britain nor acceptable for Europe," Mr Hollande continued. "For France, everything must be concluded by 2019. " Britain cannot easily dismiss Japanese Brexit warning letter. V&A director reportedly set to resign over Brexit vote disillusionment. The director of the V&A, Martin Roth, is expected to resign this week and return to his native Germany in a decision fuelled by his disillusionment at the Brexit vote.
Roth was appointed in 2011, becoming the first foreign director of the V&A since it was founded in 1852. Sunday newspaper reports in both the UK and Germany said he would tell V&A staff of his decision to leave on Monday. He is likely to publicly outline his reasons for leaving at some point this week, with Brexit apparently having played a part. Brexit Talk - What Happens Next? Brexit Talk - What Happens Next?