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From my perspective, I don't see the European Union offering any new prime minister a better or very different deal to what was on offer to Theresa May, this idea that a new prime minister will be a tougher negotiator and will put it up to the EU and get a much better deal for Britain? That's not how the EU works.
There aren't any medicines that are on any kind of risk list in terms of not being supplied after the end of March, but we will continue to monitor that very closely to make sure there is no delay in supply, pharmacists and people in general should not be stockpiling medicines because actually stockpiling in itself sometimes causes problems with supply.
I think for the first time we're seeing very direct language which points to a much softer Brexit than I think some people have been commenting on and that has to be welcomed, i don't think they (the EU) will accept it in full but I hope it can be the basis for a serious negotiation now. I think there will be some concerns in the EU that this is essentially Britain picking and choosing what elements of the single market it wants to be part of.
In the next two weeks, we need to see written proposals. It needs to happen two weeks from the summit, if there is no progress on the backstop, we are in for an uncertain summer. At this point we need written proposals on the Irish backstop consistent with what was agreed. We await written proposals from the British side.
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