The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, will have to wait and see who he will be dealing with in future after the resignation of David Davis
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The resignation late on Sunday night of Brexit secretary of state David Davis has left the UK’s government and its Brexit policy in turmoil. Delano’s breakfast briefing.
Brexit chaos as David Davis resigns
The UK’s secretary of state for exiting the European Union, David Davis, has resigned from government. In a letter to prime minister Therese May, Davis said that he thought May’s plans for a common rule book customs deal with the EU, revealed to cabinet last Friday, left Britain in a weak position. He said he believed the prime minister did not want a “reluctant conscript” in charge of negotiations. The Guardian is providing rolling coverage of reaction to the news and its consequences for May’s government and the continued Brexit negotiations.
Trump expected to make court pick
US president Donald Trump has said he will announce his nominee for the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday evening. The pick could have lasting influence on a number of issues, including abortion, as Kennedy was seen as the swing vote on the nine-person court.
Controversy over Lux Tesla brake test
Electric car make Tesla has questioned the methods and motivation of a brake test conducted by Luxembourg’s product quality and safety body ILNAS. Comparing a 2015-era Tesla Model S to a new Volvo S90, the test at the Colmar Berg track saw the Tesla fail to stop in time driving at 30km/h. Engadget says Tesla wants to investigate the nature of the test.
Court to asses Brexit impact on arrest warrant
The Court of Justice of the European Union in Kirchberg will begin hearings this week on a case that could set precedence on the post-Brexit future of the European arrest warrant between the UK and Ireland. The Irish High Court has requested the case be given priority, says a report in The Times.
Jungels 12th in Tour
Luxembourg’s sole representative at this year’s Tour de France, Bob Jungels, is in 12th place in the general classification after the 2nd stage. He is just 16 seconds behind yellow jersey wearer Pete Sagan.
Ukraine making slow EU progress
Monday sees the annual summit between the EU and Ukraine to check on the country’s progress towards implementing the changes required for it to apply for EU membership. Deutsche Welle cites European Policy Centre analyst Amanda Paul as saying that Ukraine is making very slow progress. “Sometimes the country takes three steps forward and two steps back. But at least it's still moving forward.”
Today's Breakfast Briefing was compiled by Duncan Roberts