From her Brussels visit this week, Kirsty Hughes identifies the core mantra in the EU27: Deal to be done is ‘level-playing field for free trade agreement’. No tariffs/quotas is a big offer and not given for nothing back. Governance is key. []

Professor Chris Grey’s latest Brexit analysis on a week showing UK has to have reality explained, take what it’s given and pretend that’s what it wanted, learn its place in the world, and have Brexit defined for it... by others. []