The government was defeated in the House of Lords after the controversial Internal Market Bill, which lays out how trade will work within the UK after it officially leaves the EU’s single market and customs union, was rejected.
The UK is in the process of finding out what Brexit really means. The result of the 2016 EU referendum is being decided by talks between 100 EU negotiators and their 100 British counterparts. What will these negotiators make of Brexit? Where will there be compromises? Who will get the best deal?
On 15 May 2020 the penultimate round of trade negotiations between the UK-EU ended. Little progress has been made and it seems that a no trade deal outcome is more and more likely. There were two contested points that led to the breakdown of talks. These were the “level playing field” measures wanted by the EU and future fishery rights given.
Cabinet minister Michael Gove, whose responsibility includes no-deal Brexit preparations, has warned businesses that Brexit will cause friction at borders and divergence from the EU. Gove stated that despite the difficulties businesses will face, the government would make efforts to assist them.