The chronology, process and content of negotiations with the European Union on the terms of the UK's exit from the bloc are contained in three papers:

  • Negotiations
  • Withdrawal agreement
  • Referendum

At time of writing the prime minister has negotiated a new agreement with the EU that he has now to get through Parliament. It is similar to the earlier one negotiated by his predecessor, Theresa May, except there is now no Irish backstop.

Instead Northern Island will remain within the EU customs union and Single market for four years when it will have the option of withdrawal.  Meanwhile there will be a border with the rest of the UK in the Irish sea.

October 18, 2019