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Major breakthrough in Irish strand of Brexit talks - Irish Times

A British guarantee to preserve free movement of all European Union citizens between Ireland and Britain has resulted in a significant breakthrough in the Irish strand of the Brexit negotiations. The commitment, the European Commission said on Thursday ...and more »

Government confusion over Brexit means our world class civil service is going to waste - Prospect

Brexit Secretary David Davis and EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier. Photo: Ye Pingfan/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images. A picture, they say, paints a thousand words. And a recent—much discussed—photo certainly seemed to bear this out. A shot of David ...and more »

Huge gulf in negotiations on UK's Brexit bill - Irish Times

As British and EU negotiators embarked on their first serious attempt to discuss the UK Brexit bill, the UK presented its detailed legal analysis of the EU's demands for what might total €100 billion and highlighted a huge gulf in their respective ...and more »

Labour plants a firmer foothold in the shifting sands of Brexit Britain - The Conversation UK

Andy Price does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. Sheffield Hallam ...and more »

Labour Faces the Need to Reconcile With Working Class Brexit Supporters - Chatham House

The party's price for remaining electorally relevant is giving up on the liberal internationalist aims of a united Europe and open borders. Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer campaigns in a Leave-voting area in Wales during the 2017 UK general ...and more »

Minimal talks progress as Brexit sides play cards close - Financial Times

Hard slog and negligible progress defined the third round of Brexit talks this week, as UK and EU negotiators deliberately held back their strongest political cards for a showdown later in the year. Three days of discussions in Brussels made headway on ...and more »

UK's approach to Brexit is 'nostalgic and unrealistic', says EU negotiator - The Guardian

The Brexit secretary, David Davis (left), listens to Michel Barnier on Thursday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters. The UK's approach to Brexit is nostalgic, unrealistic and undermined by a lack of trust, the EU's chief negotiator has said in his ...and more »

Little progress at Brexit talks but 'fruitful' discussion on Ireland -

The European Commission's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said there has been no substantial progress in Brexit talks with the exception of Ireland matters, where there was progress on the Common Travel Area. At a joint news conference ...and more »

EU Brexit negotiator: UK demands on single market are impossible - as it happened - The Guardian (blog)

Brexit secretary David Davis (L) and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier address the media after the third round of talks. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images. Andrew Sparrow. Thu 31 Aug 2017 13.11 EDT First published on Thu 31 Aug 2017 03.44 ...and more »

EU believes the UK still hasn't understood that Brexit comes at a price - Irish Times

Early days. The Brexit talks have barely finished their third round and commentators are despairing at their pace and wondering if there is any chance of meeting the October summit target when the opening of the second-phase talks on the future EU-UK ...and more »