Please see below for today’s update on key Brexit news items:

  • Theresa May has rejected Boris Johnson’s vision of a hard Brexit but declined to be drawn on whether she would sack the foreign secretary, saying only: “Boris is Boris”. Speaking to reporters on her way to Canada, Mrs May reasserted her control over Brexit and left open the possibility that payments to the EU would continue in the short term. “This government is being run from the front,” she said. (The Financial Times)
  • The top civil servant at the Department for Exiting the European Union is to move to a new role in Downing Street after a spate of reported rows with Brexit Secretary David Davis. Oliver Robbins is to take up a new “coordinating” job at No 10, having previously held a dual role, both as the top civil servant at the Brexit Department and Theresa may’s leading Brexit adviser; a position that had caused conflict at the top of the department since his appointment. (The Independent)
  • British-European cooperation on tackling terrorism and crime will “fall well short of current capabilities”, increasing the risk for citizens across Europe, without a new security treaty post-Brexit, the UK government has said. The government’s “Future Partnership Paper” (available in full here) on security, law enforcement and criminal justice, published on Monday, outlines an “ambitious” model of cooperation outside the jurisdiction of the European court of justice. (The Guardian)
  • Brexit is likely to prove inflationary in Britain even though economic performance will be damaged, Mark Carney, Bank of England governor, said today in a tough speech in Washington. The governor said that this would initially be the main result because trade ties with Europe would be damaged and those with other countries would take time to grow. (The Financial Times)
  • Prime Minister Theresa May is due to travel to Canada to discuss plans for a post-Brexit trade deal. She said the two countries held “shared values” ahead of meeting Canadian Minister Justin Trudeau. The talks come ahead of the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (Ceta), between Canada and the EU, coming into force on the 21 September. (The BBC)