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Welcome to our Brexit Resources Hub!

This resource has three objectives. It aims to: 

  • Give you the Brexit information you need – from Governments and the EU;
  • Signpost you to other sources looking at specific issues, to help you have discussions in your chaplaincies on Brexit; and
  • Keep you posted on the advocacy work Bishop Robert is leading, especially on Citizens' Rights issues, as well as on Brexit in the wider Church.

And we know there are a huge range of issues that are concerning people across the Diocese, not least on citizens’ rights issues around residency, working, doing business, drawing pensions, travelling, studying …  

We cannot, of course, be responsible for the content of material not produced by the Diocese or more widely by Church of England, but we hope the following bundle of resources and links will help you.  We will add to them, and we welcome your thoughts and suggestions.

 

** BREXIT LATEST - Article 50 Special European Council - 17 Oct 19  - NEW **

17 October 2019 Brexit Special European Council Conclusions: 

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/41087/17-10-euco-art50-conclusions-en.pdf

European Commission summary of the proposals: 

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_19_6122 

Withdrawal Agreement Protocol on Ireland/NI (revised): 

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/revised_withdrawal_agreement_including_protocol_on_ireland_and_nothern_ireland.pdf

Political Declaration (revised):  

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/revised_political_declaration.pdf

 

- INFORMATION

UK Government:

No deal readiness report (8 Oct 19) - NEW

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/no-deal-readiness-report

Latest Brexit proposal letter submitted by the UK Prime Minister to President of the European Commission (new Protocol on Northern Ireland/Ireland - 2 Oct 19:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-proposals-for-a-new-protocol-on-irelandnorthern-ireland

UK Government fund for UK nationals living in the EU (30 Aug 19) 

UK Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, has announced a £3M fund for UK nationals living in the EU to get ready for Brexit:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/3-million-grant-to-help-uk-nationals-in-eu-for-brexit

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/advice-for-british-nationals-travelling-and-living-in-europe

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/important-eu-exit-information-for-uk-nationals-if-theres-no-deal     

 

EU:

European Council, 11 Apr 2019  

- The CONCLUSIONS OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL meeting as EU27 are the link below.  These provide for an extension of Article 50 up to 31 October 2019; and require the UK to hold EP elections, if it has not ratified the Withdrawal Agreement by 22 May. 

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/39042/10-euco-art50-conclusions-en.pdf

- The EUROPEAN COUNCIL DECISION taken in agreement with the United Kingdom extending the period under Article 50(3)TEU are at this link:

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/media/39043/10-euco-art50-decision-en.pdf

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/brexit-negotiations_en

https://ec.europa.eu/info/brexit/brexit-preparedness_en

This EU site includes links to each of the EU27 member states’ guidance on Brexit. 

 

- DISCUSSION/ANALYSIS:

https://bishopineurope.wordpress.com/2018/12/17/brexit-multiple-choices/

https://www.bbc.com/news/politics/uk_leaves_the_eu

https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/eu-referendum/

https://britishineurope.org/

https://www.the3million.org.uk/   A campaigning group on Citizens’ Rights supporting the 3 million EU citizens resident in the UK.

https://ukandeu.ac.uk/   The UK in a Changing Europe is a think tank that offers analysis of both politics and policy issues on Brexit.  

 

- ADVOCACY BY THE DIOCESE:

An Open letter to members of the Diocese from Bishop Robert  (4 Oct 19) 

https://europe.anglican.org/main/latest-news/post/1518-bishop-robert-brexit-latest

Brexit: Bishops issue letter on 'no deal'  (29 Aug 19) 

https://europe.anglican.org/main/latest-news/post/1506-brexit-bishops-issue-letter-on-no-deal

Bishop Robert urges new UK Government to avoid no deal Brexit (25 Jul 19) 

https://europe.anglican.org/main/latest-news/post/1500-bishop-robert-urges-new-uk-government-to-avoid-no-deal-brexit

Bishop Robert’s BBC interviews (posted 18 Mar 19):

https://europe.anglican.org/main/latest-news/post/1465--bishop-robert-brexit-latest 

Support from Dame Caroline Spelman MP on healthcare post-Brexit (posted 15 Feb 19):

https://europe.anglican.org/main/latest-news/post/1463-brexit-diocese-gets-support-at-westminster

Includes Bishop Robert’s article: Brexit – A European Voice (posted 31 Jan 19):

https://europe.anglican.org/main/latest-news/post/1455-brexit-whats-at-stake

 

- CHURCH OF ENGLAND BREXIT RESOURCES

https://www.churchofengland.org/together

Archbishop of York's Prayers for the UK Parliament, and the European Union (NEW):

https://www.archbishopofyork.org/news/news-2019/resources-prayer-together

 

For more information on the Brexit Resources Hub, please contact Damian, Bishop Robert’s European Institutions Attaché and Diocesan Communications Director:

damian.thwaites@europe.anglican.org  damian.thwaites@churchofengland.org

 

Updated: 17 October 2019 

 

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