CCBS Response to UK Government White Paper
Posted On: 19 Jul 2018
The White Paper, The Future Relationship Between the United Kingdom and the European Union , published by the UK Government (12 July 2018) goes some way to clarifying the UK Government’s position for the forthcoming negotiations with the EU Commission. While at the time of writing, it is impossible to predict whether or not the UK Government and Parliament can agree a coherent negotiating position that will lead to an ‘orderly withdrawal’, the White Paper offers the clearest statement to date of the UK Government’s position. Our review of the contents of the White Paper focuses on those proposals for future relationships that are particularly relevant to the island of Ireland.