The UK Govt. and EU Commission have agreed a treaty to govern the UK’s 3rd party relationship with the EU covering trade, some programmes, security and governance. I put my first thoughts on my blog, inspired by Tom Kiblasi’s instant reaction, but I needed to go further. Here are some links and notes. …


  1. EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement: protecting European interests, ensuring fair competition, and continued cooperation in areas of mutual interest, a press release from the Commission
  2. Commission publishes full text of UK-EU Brexit trade agreement , by Politico, has pointers to the text
  3. The full text of the agreement, published, of course, by the EU
  4. A tweet thread by Anton Spisak from the Tony Blair Institute, he argues its too defensive, that the Tories have been outplayed and that because of NI, and the EU’s regulatory vector, that the UK will need to remain engaged with these negotiations, he concludes, “With this agreement, the immediate challenge of Brexit might disappear from the public eye. But its consequences are here to stay: for businesses and the practical realities of new relationship. Europe, as a political issue, will have a new face but will not go away.”

There’s a bunch of links, tagged postbrexitdeal on my diigo feed, with several emphasising that the PLP should not vote with the government in favour of the deal.

I was provoked by an article in the FT, and had cause to look up some further reading,

  1. Protecting the European Union’s interests, ensuring fair competition, and continued cooperation in areas of mutual interest , a press release and landing page at the European Commission
  3. The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement: governance and dispute settlement from the HoC Library dated 2021


30 June 2026: The UK and EU must jointly agree on whether to renew and/or update the provisions.

by Rachel Cook, from unsplash, squashed

For laughs, here is what the CP thinks, a victory for British Capital, la lutte continua

See also EU Reform on this wiki, made in 2023 as the EU considers its own needs for the second half of the decade. Also How much has the EU changed since Jan 20.

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