House of Commons Library briefing paper – Brexit: Red Lines and Starting Principles

The House of Commons Library published a report on the starting points of British and EU institutions at the beginning of the Article 50 process (Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon gives any EU member the right to withdraw from the EU, and outlines the procedure for doing so) in March 2017.

The report included the following themes:

  • British aims for Brexit
  • EU guidelines
  • Areas of agreement and potential disagreement
  • The UK, Spain and Gibraltar: could Spain block agreement?

Download the full report.