Focus: Brexit – Sept 7, 2017

British government facing battle to pass key Brexit bill in the House of Commons – The Washington Post

Brexit Secretary David Davis condemns Labour over ‘cynical’ bid to block ‘only viable plan’ for Brexit –

David Davis rules out EEA or EFTA membership for UK after Brexit – Business Insider

Brexit: David Davis mocked after attacking EU charter of fundamental rights he previously praised – The Independent

TRANSCRIPT: David Davis’ opening statement at the second reading of the Repeal Bill – GOV.UK

Labour Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer tears apart David Davis’s Brexit bill, calls it ‘extraordinary power grab’ – HuffPost UK

Labour’s Keir Starmer to Tories: Help us stop Brexit power grab – POLITICO

Keir Starmer eyes indefinite stay in EU customs union –


VIDEO: EU Withdrawal Bill debate: David Davis vs Keir Starmer (Starmer starts at 47 min) – YouTube

VIDEO: MPs continue to debate Brexit Bill’s second reading – YouTube

Full Text of the European Union Withdrawal Bill –

May’s EU Withdrawal bill is a ‘breathtaking’ power grab, warn Lords – Business Insider

Brexit repeal bill ‘in breach of constitution’, says former Tory minister – Holyrood Magazine

FactCheck: Brexit bill is ‘the greatest constitutional change since the war’ – Channel 4 News

Pro-leave MPs prepare public statement insistent on hard Brexit, calls for complete exit from single market – The Guardian

UK Brexit bill ‘could remove legislative competency of Scottish Parliament’, warns Law Society of Scotland – Holyrood Magazine

No FTSE for Brexit: big business bosses wary of backing UK government strategy – Reuters

Brexit news: Deutsche Bank claims Frankfurt will win bank jobs from London –

Shipping bosses: two-year Brexit transition will not be long enough, new customs system must continue to ensure frictionless trade – The Guardian

Cruise ships could boycott Britain after Brexit, warns Maritime UK boss ahead of London Shipping Week – Mirror Online

UK employers want access to EU research and development funds after Brexit –

Science, the unlikely new battleground in the Brexit talks – Science|Business

Pharma and biotech warn of Brexit threat to science recruitment – Pharmaphorum

Europe’s Brexit brain boom – How the British talent exodus is Christmas come early for EU tech industry –

Text of the UK government position paper ‘ Collaboration on science and innovation’ with Europe – says it would be willing to continue to pay into EU science budgets –

Brexit bill ‘gravely threatens’ UK climate change protections, top environmentalists warn – The Independent

Leaked document reveals UK Brexit plan to deter EU immigrants – The Guardian

Labour backbenchers’ fury over Tories’ “nasty party” immigration proposals – LabourList

Brexit: Cabinet ministers ‘revolt’ against Theresa May’s plan to curb migration – The Independent

Business reacts with fury to UK immigration plan –

Full text of the draft Home Office post-Brexit immigration policy document – The Guardian

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker accuses David Davis of ‘jeopardising’ Brexit talks – The Independent

Brexit: First phase of talks may not be completed until Christmas, says EU Parliament President Antonio Tajani – The Independent

UK backtracking on Brexit divorce bill, says EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier – The Guardian

VIDEO: Michel Barnier says Britain is “backtracking” on Brexit commitments – YouTube


Michel Barnier rules out nonstop Brexit talks, an idea floated by London to speed up the pace of the negotiations – POLITICO

Barnier says UK’s solution to the Irish border issue is ‘unacceptable’ – Sky News

Statement by Michel Barnier on the publication of the Guiding Principles for the Dialogue on Ireland and Northern Ireland – European Commission

May refuses invitation to address European parliament in public – The Guardian

French ambassador says UK is ‘talking to itself’ on Brexit – Daily Mail Online

France wants right to veto euro clearing in UK after Brexit – sources

EU tells Britain to protect data or delete them after Brexit – Reuters

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