FoI reveals Home Office details on applications of EU citizens to stay in UK post-Brexit
lisa o'carrollNEW: Nine out of 10 challenges of Home Office decisions on EU citizens settled status succeed - this is drastically higher success rate than admin reviews in other areas, according to Public Law Project
Few experts believe transition period is long enough, raising continued threat of no-deal Brexit
lisa o'carrollBeyond Brexit: My explainer - what happens in 2020? The UK hasn't published negotiating objectives; can't start talks till Feb 1 and could go for three separate treaties.... there will also be "turf wars" over who leads talks
The main stumbling block to a Brexit agreement has been removed, with the DUP accepting the latest proposals on consent, two senior EU sources have said.
lisa o'carroll"On VAT, it appears that Northern Ireland will be remaining in the EU's VAT area, which is seen as vital for north-south trade"
So with tariffs, and we believe customs, this is looking like N Ireland only backstop.