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Clifford Chance


Britain's Brexit Blueprint: The UK Government publishes its future relationship white paper

16 July 2018

The UK Government has published its long-awaited White Paper, "The Future Relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union". This follows the agreement reached by the UK Cabinet which precipitated the resignations of the Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, and led a number of Prime Minister Theresa May's own MPs to call for her resignation. The White Paper is the most detailed outline yet of the UK's aspirations for its future relationship with the EU since Article 50 was triggered in March 2017. The EU has welcomed the White Paper, but still may reject some key elements of the UK's proposals.

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