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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

Take back control is becoming a sick joke

by David Hannay | 02.11.2017

Government doesn’t want scrutiny of Brexit talks. After yesterday’s parliamentary vote, it should publish 58 impact studies in full.

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Regulatory Mayhem ahead

by David Hannay | 12.10.2017

Rules are needed to protect people and ensure frictionless trade in world’s largest market. May doesn’t have plan to avoid regulatory cliff.

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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.