The Chequers’ White Paper: Towards a bespoke EU / UK trade agreement?
Christophe Humpe, Stephen Kon, Paul Ellison, Jonathan Morgan 23 Jul 2018
The UK Government has published its long-awaited Brexit White Paper setting out its proposals for the future relationship between the UK and the EU after the end of any transitional / implementation period which - according to the draft withdrawal agreement - will expire at the end of 2020. One week on from publication, it is clear that the White Paper is facing considerable opposition from both sides of the UK Parliament. Yet, while it may not be the complete blueprint for the future relationship which the UK Government may have hoped for, the White Paper represents the UK’s starting position for the forthcoming negotiations with the EU.