Ivan Rogers

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Another clock ticks, zero trust exists and the EU will know exactly what it wants: it will, also, hold all the cards

Sterling has risen because investors believe a benign Brexit is on the cards. I fear that misses what will happen next, even if the Withdrawal Agreeme(...)

“After careening wildly to the right across a number of lanes, the former cabinet minister swerved left before stopping in the middle of the road.” Photograph: Getty Images

We were leaving a party in an inaccessible corner of central London and the former cabinet minister’s offer of a lift home was generous and welcome. W(...)

Sir Ivan Rogers, the former chief Brussels adviser to David Cameron and Theresa May, has warned against a ‘no-deal Brexit’. File photograph: EPA

Britain is potentially facing the worst domestic political turmoil since the Second World War over Brexit and a severe political crisis with the EU, t(...)

Britain’s former ambassador to the EU Ivan Rogers  has explained how frictionless trade requires regulatory alignment as well as a customs union, describing Theresa May’s decision to rule out  a Norwegian or Swiss model as an act of folly. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

It was standing room only all day (I stood throughout) at a conference in London this week on Brexit and the island of Ireland which saw more than 20 (...)

Sir Ivan Rogers, who resigned as Britain’s diplomatic emissary to the EU in January last year. Photograph: Thierry Roge/EPA

It was a long, repetitive exercise that kept the British establishment waiting; some of them willing it on, some of them concealing distaste. Bishop M(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: her Brexit her team is working on different scenarios that would see her considerably increase the €20 billion she has already allocated for the EU divorce bill. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

British prime minister Theresa May is ready to increase Britain’s offer to the EU over the Brexit divorce bill, after signs that the hard Eurosceptics(...)

Theresa May:  One of the more astonishing aspects of the Brexit process is the persistence with which the UK government keeps negotiating with itself rather than Brussels. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

According to the tabloids and the headbanger wing of the Tory party, to voice doubt about the wisdom of Brexit is akin to treason. Judges and anyone e(...)

Protesters from the pro-EU group Open Britain  outside of the Houses of Parliament in  London on Wednesday. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

It may be impossible to reach. But when British and EU negotiators start Brexit talks, they will be eyeing something every tough negotiation needs to (...)

The UK government is keen to ensure all elements of Brexit are negotiated “in parallel”.

British prime minister Theresa May is about to trigger article 50 of the Lisbon treaty, officially informing the European Union of the UK’s intention (...)

Theresa May: In her speech, the prime minister restated her commitment to avoiding a return to “the Borders of the past” in Ireland. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/PA Wire

Theresa May has, to some extent, clarified what kind of relationship Britain wants with the EU, but the prime minister has also left some big question(...)

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