British and EU negotiators will hold talks to seek a way through the Brexit impasse, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and UK Prime Minister Theresa May said following a “robust but constructive” discussion in Brussels. My news story for Tax Notes (paywall), published February 8: May Vows to ‘Negotiate Hard’ to Break Brexit Impasse
While UK Prime Minister Theresa May sought to secure changes to the Irish backstop, European Council President Donald Tusk denounced those who promoted Brexit without “a sketch of a plan”. My news story for Tax Notes (paywall), published February 7: May Under Pressure as Tusk Berates Brexiters ‘Without a Plan’
The UK government will make a decision shortly on post-Brexit tariffs, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said in response to a report that ministers are considering a zero tariff policy. My news story for Tax Notes (paywall), published February 7: U.K. Ministers Challenged on Post-Brexit Tariffs Policy
Prime Minister Theresa May declared that she will seek “legally binding changes” to her Brexit deal after members of Parliament voted to back a new proposal to replace the Northern Ireland backstop.
But a spokesman for European Council President Donald Tusk told reporters, in response to a series of House of Commons votes late on January 29, that “the backstop is part of the withdrawal agreement, and the withdrawal agreement is not open for renegotiation”.
My news story for Tax Notes (paywall), published January 30, also published in the February 4 edition of Tax Notes International: