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 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.

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This was a bad week for Britain

by David Hannay | 14.12.2018

Postponing votes, dashing around Europe, Tory mutinies - it has been a series of humiliations for the UK. None of it will help solve Brexit.