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David Hannay

David Hannay is a member of the House of Lords and former UK ambassador to the EU and UN. He was involved in Britain’s accession negotiations to the European Economic Community and was Britain’s Permanent Representative in Brussels when the UK helped to draft the Single European Act, which provided the foundation for the Single Market.

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May’s speech: another curate’s egg

by David Hannay | 23.09.2017

There were welcome concessions to reality, but nothing on the desired end-state. Davis will have to supply more detail to get talks moving.

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Brexit silly season

by David Hannay | 07.08.2017

Sad to say, the UK side’s Brexit chaos is all too real.

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Transition to what?

by David Hannay | 24.07.2017

During the summer break, the government needs to think harder about the ultimate destination towards which Britain is being taken – slowly or otherwise.

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A flawed bill that must be amended

by David Hannay | 16.07.2017

Parliament is being asked to give a blank cheque to the government to decide the detailed implementation of Brexit.

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Forever on the back foot

by David Hannay | 30.06.2017

Fear of confronting Brexiters over ECJ and budget payments keeps government from painting positive picture of future UK-EU relations.