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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.

Expert View

Government plays blame game at its peril

by David Hannay | 24.08.2018

It’s hard to negotiate in good faith while blaming other side for being irresponsible. By doing so, ministers are raising risk of “no deal”.

Expert View

PM’s hard choices for the autumn

by David Hannay | 01.08.2018

May has put herself between a rock and a hard place. It’s difficult to look at the list of challenges ahead without a sinking feeling.