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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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Brexit makes a mockery of Global Britain

by David Hannay | 18.02.2019

From aborted China talks to Fox’s failure to rollover deals, consequences of striking out alone in a post-Brexit world are becoming clear.

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Meanwhile, in the Lords…

by David Hannay | 15.01.2019

On eve of the Commons’ vote on PM’s miserable Brexit deal, peers rejected it by a stonking 321-152. MPs should take note of their reasons.

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May maintains Irish muddle to the very end

by David Hannay | 13.01.2019

Government has made a hash of the Irish dimension throughout Brexit talks, and seems determined to keep doing so even as defeat draws near.