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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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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.

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Two cheers for Theresa May

by David Hannay | 23.06.2017

The prime minister’s offer on citizens’ rights is welcome but tardy, and the biggest devils will lie in the details.

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Stubbornness is not strength

by David Hannay | 15.06.2017

The UK starts the Brexit negotiations with inflexible positions and red lines which risk being a source of weakness and lack generosity.

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No cake – and not much to eat

by David Hannay | 30.05.2017

Trump’s presidency and Brexit are putting huge strains on the UK’s post-election foreign policy making.