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Who is Keir Starmer?

Keir Starmer is the Leader of the Opposition, following his election as leader of the Labour Party in April 2020.
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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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What is the Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union?

This committee in the House of Commons was created ‘to examine matters relating to the negotiations on the future relationship’.
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What is the European Research Group (ERG)?

The ERG is a group within the Parliamentary Conservative Party that provides research and co-ordinates activity for eurosceptic MPs.
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Who is Olly Robbins?

Olly Robbins was Prime Minister Theresa May’s Europe Advisor and as such the UK’s chief official negotiator in her government on the UK withdrawal negotiations.
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What was the Lancaster House speech?

The Lancaster House speech set out Theresa May’s ‘Plan for Britain’, which were her key priorities in the Brexit negotiations.
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What was the Mansion House speech?

The Mansion House speech set out Theresa May’s vision for the UK’s future economic partnership with the EU.
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What does ‘red lines’ mean?

‘Red lines’ in negotiations are areas that one side states it will not compromise on, due to some fundamental interest.
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Who is Dominic Raab?

Dominic Raab is the Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State. Dominic Raab was first elected in May 2010 as the MP for Esher and Walton.
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What is the Common Travel Area?

It is an agreement between the UK and Ireland that allows citizens from either country to travel freely between both without the need for passport checks.
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What is regulatory alignment?

In the context of Brexit, regulatory alignment refers to the degree to which UK and EU rules governing trade in goods and services will be the same or similar in future.
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