As Britain obsesses over Brexit and our future relationship with the EU, we are discovering a new-found interest for – or suddenly waking up to the importance of - continental politics. The fates of Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel matter more to us now than ever, as both have a hand in the future of the UK outside the bloc. With just over a month to go until the German elections on 24th September, friend of Atlas, Omar El-Nahry, explains the internal mechanics of the contest, and why no outcome is likely to enhance the UK’s negotiating position.
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Little known before this week, the European nuclear co-ordination treaty, Euratom, has become the latest dividing line in Brexit negotiations. With consumer fears about life saving cancer treatments being threatened, a commons majority looks to be forming against one of Downing Street's Brexit red lines...
Despite the fact that we will have a new Prime Minister by Wednesday, we know the only thing we can be certain of in the next 6 months is uncertainty. Today we are sharing our take on the brave new world of ‘Brexit’ and some practical tips for businesses and organisations trying to catch up with our fluid political landscape.
Above and beyond your business as usual public affairs engagement, what can you do now? How will 'Brexit' be implemented and who are the key players? For a quick check list click here but for a more detailed update read on.
We believe it pays to be prepared and that nothing is a foregone conclusion in politics. That is why we are today sharing our guide to what will happen next if there is a Brexit vote tomorrow. We look at the timings of the political, rather than the economic impact, reviewing all the speculation so that you don't have to. With the eve of poll polling showing the two campaigns neck and neck, we hope this will either be redundant by Friday or serve as a starter guide to the fall out from an unprecedented turning point. Make a cup of tea and read on...
Those with less time for the finer points of political process may prefer to start with our two-page summary table.