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What does a ‘bespoke deal’ mean?

The idea of a bespoke deal for the UK was that it would be fundamentally different to any existing agreement the EU has with a third country.
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What was a ‘facilitated customs partnership’?

The idea of a facilitated customs partnership was first proposed by Theresa May’s government in May 2018. Read this fact to find out more.
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What is the European Statutory Instruments Committee?

This is a relatively new committee of MPs in the House of Commons, created by the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018, to ‘sift’ through any changes made by ministers to the EU law that will be converted into UK law once we leave the EU.
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What is the European Scrutiny Committee?

This is a committee of MPs in the House of Commons with responsibility for assessing the importance of draft legislation submitted by the EU.
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What was the Department for Exiting the EU?

The Department for Exiting the EU (DExEU) was set up just after the EU referendum to manage and prepare for the UK’s exit from the EU.
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What was Chequers?

This refers to the outline of the UK’s future relationship with the EU that was agreed under the government of Theresa May at Chequers.
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What is CETA?

CETA, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, is the name for the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada, signed in 2016.
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What is ‘Canada + (++)’?

A number of pro-Brexit MPs, including David Davis, floated the idea a Canada +(++) model style free trade agreement with the EU.
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What is a ‘Canada model’?

This refers to a particular form of relationship with the EU, based on the free trade agreement that Canada signed with the EU in 2016.
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What is Brexit?

This is the shorthand used to refer to the UK’s exit from the EU. The word initially derived from the Greek crisis in the EU and the possibility that Greece could exit the EU as a result. Hence ‘Grexit’ was the forerunner to ‘Brexit’.
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What was the ‘meaningful vote’ on Brexit?

In December 2017, the House of Commons voted that MPs would have a ‘final say’ on any Brexit deal negotiated by the UK government with the EU before it could be formally ratified.
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What was the People’s Vote Campaign?

The People’s Vote Campaign was the campaign for a referendum on the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union, launched on 15 April 2018.
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