The morning after its thumping majority for triggering the EU departure process, the Government published its White Paper on Brexit, setting out its ambitions for Britain’s exit deal.
The plan fleshed out the 12 objectives Theresa May set out in her Brexit speech last month. The major new surprise came in David Davis telling MPs that the UK would not automatically leave the European Economic Area (the free trading area with countries such as Norway) as it leaves the Single Market. This gives some short-term certainty to businesses that in the absence of a transitional deal, the free movement of goods would continue in as seamless a way as possible.
Edelman has prepared a full briefing document which you can read here or below: