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Please click the button below for my view of the state of play as negotiations resume..

The heat is on

On it's face, Labour new Brexit policy - to remain in the single market for a transitional period beyond the lifetime of the present parliament - challenges May's ability to push through Brexit legislation, makes an early election more likely, and complicates the overall process of departure.


The Tories will not relish developments rubbing their noses in their weakness. Davis may be forgiven for wondering if a stand-up fight with Barnier this week will help him with his party, or the Tories in the country.