Pick of the week: Heading for a hard Brexit

The signs are that we are heading for a hard Brexit
The signs are that we are heading for a hard Brexit
Natalie Bloomer By

A chance to catch up on our five most-read items of the week.

Five: Fox slip up at WTO shows he has no Brexit plan

In fifth place this week is a piece which looked at Liam Fox's speech at the WTO. It suggested that he clearly doesn't understand the basic rules of the international trading system Britain may soon be moving towards.


Four: Councils to be allowed to opt out of child protection laws

Next is an article from the human rights organisation Liberty which highlighted how the government's new Children and Social Work Bill will allow councils to opt out of child protection laws.

Three: Don’t be fooled: May’s big EU law announcement is just admin

Earlier this week Theresa May set out her proposals for untangling EU and UK law. But our item in third place this week suggested this was little more than admin and that anyone would have followed this model.

Two: The Tories have finally become Ukip

Next is a piece which suggested that the rhetoric and policy announcements coming out of the Conservative party this week show that the party has finally become Ukip. It argued that the party is now drifting further to the authoritarian nativist right than at any point since Margaret Thatcher.

One: May speech makes it clear: We’re leaving the single market

And in the top spot this week is a piece which looked at Theresa May's conference speech. It suggested that by signalling that Britain will leave the single market the prime minister has set a goal which will devastate the British economy.

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