Guide to Brexit sources

Professor Steve Peers, University of Essex

As the Brexit talks continue, there’s a forest of documentation available – so much so that it may be hard to keep track of the details. So I’ve prepared this select list of the most important sources, in light of the state of play of the talks.

There are three categories of links:

a) the main primary sources – from the EU27 side, the UK side, or the two combined

b) the most significant posts from this blog, taking account of the state of play of the negotiations

c) blogs focussing on Brexit
I’ll update this post regularly and indicate precisely what’s new each time. Please let me know if you think anything needs to be added.
Last updated: 11 February 2018 (11 new links to blogs etc added)

Main primary sources
Joint documents
December 2017 Joint report
December 2017 joint technical note on citizens’ rights

EU27 documents
Text of EU27 negotiation guidelines on transition period
Text of EU27 negotiation directives on transition period
Text of proposed withdrawal agreement clauses on transition period
December 2017 – Commission communication on ‘sufficient progress’ in talks

European Parliament: Brexit impact study

UK documents
DexEU documents
Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill – aka ‘Customs Bill’
Supreme Court judgment in Miller

Selected posts from this blog
Comments on Theresa May and Boris Johnson speeches - Feb 2018

Text of proposed withdrawal agreement clauses on transition period - annotated version 1 version 2
Text of EU27 negotiation directives on transition period - annotated
Suggestions for withdrawal agreement clauses on citizens’ rights
Can the Article 50 notification be withdrawn? Analysis
December 2017 Joint report – analysis of citizens’ rights provisions
December 2017 Joint report - analysis of other provisions (Irish border, financial settlement, ‘winding up’ clauses)
General analysis of Florence speech
More detailed legal analysis of Florence speech and transition period issues
UK immigration to the EU after Brexit
Possible repeal of working time directive
Analysis of Data Protection Bill and Brexit
Future EU/UK relationship: foreign policy and criminal law
Future EU/UK relationship: cross-border civil litigation
EU Charter of Rights and Brexit
UK position paper on Northern Ireland
Main EU negotiation guidelines annotated
Analysis of Brexit White Paper
Analysis of Brexit and Euratom
Can the UK stay in the single market after leaving the EU?

Brexit blogs
Chris Grey – The Brexit Blog
Mark Elliott – Public law blog
Trade Policy Observatory blog

UK Trade Forum blog

Brexit Time blog

Herbert Smith Freehills: a) Brexit notes blog b) View from Brussels c) Papers

Law and Lawyers blog - Brexit posts

LSE Brexit blog

Squire Patton Boggs: Brexit Legal

Rabobank Economics Research - Brexit

Europe Street News

University of Bristol Law Research - Brexit posts

Jack of Kent blog

Pete North politics blog

HoganLovells Brexit page

UK in a Changing Europe page

Centre for European Reform page

Institute for Government - Brexit page

Jon Worth Euroblog
List of Brexit impact studies - compiled by Maria Ana Cataluna

Civil Service World - Brexit government project

BrexitLawNI team blog

The Conversation - Brexit posts

European Law Monitor

European Parliament - Brexit economic impact study

European Parliament - Irish border study

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  1. This page relates to the consequences of Brexit on British EU civil servants :

  2. You should add the blog of the DCU Brexit Institute (I am the editor)