The Tax Take: Britain tips its hand on Brexit at last

The Tax Take: Britain tips its hand on Brexit at last

Some kind of epiphany is taking place in Westminster, but it’s almost two years too late

As a negotiating party to this whole Brexit business, the European Union can only play with the hand it has been dealt. At this stage in the negotiations, that hand is the Chequers “future relationship” White Paper. If only for the purposes of the EU/British negotiations, this document has an existence outside of the shenanigans of Westminster. While there may be squabbles over who cut the deck of cards in the first place, or indeed whose turn it is to deal, it is the hand Michel Barnier and his negotiating team have been dealt.

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