After Theresa May's frenetic dashing around this week, we are now - finally- in a position to move onto trade talks.
But what will that mean for Britain, and what do we need to look out for in the negotiations?
We can't let the Rohingya return to an open-air prison and apartheid. I've campaigned hard over the disgraceful violence against the Rohingya at the hands of the Myanmar government and military: any path to a return for the Rohingya Muslims must not further compound their shocking treatment.
Last week was another very productive week in the European Parliament! Last week, the usual committee meetings and votes, but here's what else I've done.
Tax avoidance can only be tackled at EU level - is that why some of the names revealed in the Paradise Papers campaigned for Leave in the EU referendum?
North West Regional Labour Conference and a mission to talk about human rights in Saudi Arabia - it's been a busy week!
Sexual harassment knows no class or culture. It is not confined to the home or the workplace.
Decades of work by our trade unions has helped to secure new protections for workers against deadly carcinogens. Watch my speech here.
Last year's figures show that 1.1 million people in the UK used food banks, over a quarter of whom are in work.
The EU Parliament has just passed a resolution, stating that not enough progress has been made to move to the second phase of Brexit negotiations.
Some 6 months after Article 50 was triggered, there is annoyance at the lack of clarity on citizens' rights, the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, and the UK's financial commitments.
Some women in Lancashire are earning up to 27% less than men for the same work.
In fact, the National Centre for Social Research named two North West communities in their list of the ten worst local economies in the UK to be a woman.