Our folk memory of World War Two is based as much in cinematic fiction as in real history. But that’s pretty hard to explain to our European neighbours.
America’s long democratic history provide a few guides for navigating the reign of the ‘unprecedented President’.
The improper expansion of judicial authority is hindering our military and intelligence services in the defence of the realm.
She needn’t to give a blow-by-blow account of the negotiations, but better communication would put any departure turbulence in its proper context.
May warns Davos of globalisation’s downside – and “the cult of individualism”. Her speech: full text
“We need to recognise the way in which a more global and individualistic world can sometimes loosen the ties that bind our society together.”
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There are very few constituencies in which UKIP is tucked in behind Labour and the Tories a long way behind UKIP.
We will be an ally, not a member, of the United States of Europe.
UK families earning 50-75 per cent of the average wage face the highest effective marginal tax rates of any OECD country.
But the need for long term reform of the system will not go away.
Rather than accept reality, some are desperately seeking any chance to stay in the EU.
But Corbyn at least managed to start better than he would have done a year ago.
Chris Grayling: Don’t underestimate Corbyn – and how he could use a hung Parliament to become Prime Minister
John Curtice wrote recently about how the Labour leader could limp to power backed by the LibDems and the SNP.
The logic of her view that no deal is better than a bad one suggests that, like Thatcher at Fontainebleau, she is prepared to walk away if necessary.
Simon Clarke: Yes, Brexit will bring new problems for Universities. But it will also bring new opportunities.
The most successful ones will be those that maintain their partnerships in Europe, but also look farther afield to forge new associations across the globe.
Interview: Damian Collins on how the Government can remove the sword of Damocles dangling over the press
The Culture, Media and Sport Committee Chairman says that the key is for IPSO to adopt a Leveson-compliant system of low-cost arbitration.
If Labour doesn’t see itself as a party of power, it’s unsurprising that others don’t either.
Also: Davidson attacks SNP’s efforts to deepen divisions over Brexit; and the Welsh Conservatives criticise Labour’s bid to overturn new trade union laws.
With London at a standstill, the unions just showed who really runs the show.
WATCH: Corbyn criticises May’s demand for Single Market access, then says he wants Single Market access
“Whether it’s specifically this form of Single Market, I don’t know,” he says, confusingly.
David Shipley: It’s time to heal the referendum divisions. Why I support the Brexit Together manifesto.
The manifesto represents an excellent first step on this journey, and I would encourage everyone, whichever party they support, to read it.
“Both sides in the referendum campaign made it clear that a vote to leave the EU would be a vote to leave the Single Market.”
May vows to use Brexit to ‘make Britain work for ordinary people’
“Theresa vows to use Brexit to rip up the privileges of the elite and make Britain work for ordinary people again. Writing for The Sun, the PM reveals she will unveil her flagship new industrial strategy next week to start her mission to make the country “more equal”. And she also issues an emotive plea to Sun readers directly to support her new Brexit plan and help unite the country again. The blueprint for the nation’s workplaces of the future will tear down “the barriers of privilege” and “spread wealth and opportunity”, Mrs May insists.” – The Sun
- Loyal aides helped write Prime Minister’s defining speech – FT
- EU leaders warm to the Prime Minister’s approach – The Sun
- Agree to £60 billion bill before we’ll talk trade, EU tells May – The Times (£)
- Maltese Prime Minister insists any deal will be worse tham membership – The Sun
- Spain mocks British plan and economic model – Daily Express
- Most voters back May’s plan, but doubt it’ll work – The Times (£)
- Hard Brexit will hurt UK more, say EU leaders – The Guardian
Theresa May: Help me build a stronger UK that works for everyone
“Last year, the country took a momentous decision. People voted in their millions to leave the European Union and embrace a brighter future for Britain. This is the year we start to make it happen. That is why, earlier this week, I set out the Government’s 12 negotiating objectives for Brexit, so that everyone has the clarity they need about our direction of travel as we prepare to trigger Article 50 before the end of March. But those 12 objectives are just part of my Plan for Britain. Because last summer’s referendum was not just a vote to leave the European Union. It was a vote to change the way our whole country works. A vote to build a stronger, fairer Britain that works for everyone, not just the privileged few. A Britain – and a Brexit – that works for ordinary working people.” – The Sun
- PMQs showed it’s Corbyn, not May, who has no Brexit plan – Martin Kettle, The Guardian
- Has there been proper opposition to May’s Brexit speech? Has there heck – Tom Harris, Daily Telegraph
- May has called Sturgeon’s bluff on Scottish independence – Alex Bell, The Guardian
- May converts Remainers into reluctant Brexiteers – Sebastian Payne, FT
- In Europe we see only one Brexit loser, and it won’t be us – Jean Quatremer, The Guardian
- Daniel Hannan MEP’s column: May’s Brexit vision is Churchill’s vision of Britain and Europe
- Ranil Jayawardena in Comment: Why the Government should boost the marriage allowance
- ToryDiary: Maggie May
- ToryDiary: As May rules out the Single Market, Continuity Remain dream of reversing Article 50
The First Brexiteer: ‘Tens of thousands’ migration target ‘is possible’, says Davis
“David Davis yesterday revived the Government’s controversial pledge to slash net migration to the tens of thousands – saying ‘anything is possible’ after Brexit. Despite the figure standing at more than 330,000, the Brexit Secretary declared: ‘The simple truth is that we’re going to do it.’ It came as Theresa May and Trade Secretary Liam Fox flew to a meeting of global leaders in the Swiss resort of Davos to declare that Britain is ‘open for business’.” – Daily Mail
- Migrant tide may take two years to turn, warns Brexit Secretary – The Sun
- Davis tells Scottish people he’s working on a good deal for them – Daily Express
- Immigration scam uses ‘fake lives’ in Ireland to create back door to Britain – The Times (£)
- New EU president to force member states to share asylum seekers – Daily Express
- Fivefold increase in number of EU citizens in UK detention centres – The Indepenent
- Divorce will turn ‘very nasty’, says man behind Article 50 – The Times (£)
- Diplomat predicts one-in-three chance of no deal – The Independent
- CPS says Brexit affords chance to put foreign aid budget on a ‘diet’ – Daily Mail
- Brussels’ deals with other countries offer clues before talks – The Times (£)
- Brexit will be ‘shock’ to EU budget, warns Brussels think tank – The Sun
- Malta says EU won’t survive another influx of migrants – Daily Express
Jenni Russell: Brexit won’t lead to more controlled immigration
“For the past six years the Tories have been both allowing huge numbers of non-EU immigrants into the country and looking for ways to deter them. Analysis shows almost half of recent arrivals came here as paying students, a fifth came with visas to fill specific skilled jobs that Britons couldn’t do, another fifth came to join family or marry, and one in ten – puzzlingly, since the system isn’t meant to allow random non-EU jobseekers – were looking for work. The government’s quandary is where to clamp down.” – The Times (£)
- The days of Europe à la carte are over – Guy Verhofstadt, The Guardian
- Britons do want ‘hard Brexit’, and delivering one could create a Conservative ascendancy – Matthew Goodwin, Daily Telegraph
- Focus on immigration could have catastrophic consequences – Anne Perkins, The Guardian
- If Remainers don’t tone down the hyperbole, they’ll damage Britain – Stephen Glover, Daily Mail
- Voters need a say on where power will lie after Brexit – Katie Ghose, Times Red Box
- If EU leaders want to save their project, they must reform free movement – The Times (£)
- May shows how to make the EU listen – Daily Mail
- The EU should see sense over Brexit – Daily Telegraph
>Yesterday: Simon Clarke in Comment: Yes, Brexit will bring new problems for Universities. But it will also bring new opportunities.
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