The UK Government’s Brexit White Paper

A White Paper presented by the UK Government on 2 February 2017 outlines the strategy of the United Kingdom for the exit negotiations with the EU. It entails several new notable accents.




The United Kingdom continues to aim at a broad trade agreement with the EU, which it believes should include limits to the freedom of movement. The UK Government reiterates its desire to work together closely with the EU on security and defence policy. The "Ukraine Plus" model (see cepAdhoc of 24 January 2017) continues to emerge as the goal of the British negotiation strategy. Given the trade policy, fiscal and security policy interests of the EU, this could be a realistic basis for the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the EU.