This website hosts material circulated earlier to a restricted number of selected Parliamentary, industrial and City figures, together with other interested parties.

The list of those with "first look" is by invitation, with numbers kept low so that enquiries get immediate replies.

Please click the button below for my view of the position, ahead of talks.


On 3 February, Boris launched the country's post-Brexit intentions by referring to the ceiling of the hall in which he gave his speech.

The Royal College describes it as follows.

"Sir James Thornhill’s painting draws on a cast of around 200 figures to tell a story of political change, scientific and cultural achievements, naval endeavours and commercial enterprise. The characters he included are a mix of allegorical, mythological, historical and contemporary. The central narrative focuses on the moment when the United Kingdom was created and became a dominant power in Europe. The paintings celebrate Britain’s political stability, commercial prosperity and naval power. It also depicts the Protestant accessions to the throne of King William III and Queen Mary II in 1688 and George I in 1714."