Conservative MPs should get wise to Osborne’s attempt to bluff, panic and stampede them into backing Single Market membership – and no proper migration control.
Posts by Christopher Howarth
Christopher Howarth is a senior researcher working in the House of Commons. Prior to this he worked for Open Europe, as a Conservative Foreign Affairs Adviser and senior researcher to a Shadow Europe Minister.Follow @
Christopher Howarth: NATO will survive both Trump and Merkel’s criticisms. But it might not survive a Prime Minister Corbyn.
The idea that Brexit is a threat to defence co-operation is a myth.
What would WTO mean? 2) Christopher Howarth: Financial services and data sharing can be managed without a fully-fledged deal
The absence of a trade agreement with the EU should not concern us – there are swift, practical ways to overcome possible issues.
Christopher Howarth’s Guide to Brexit: The manifesto must convince Leavers – and lock in our escape from the EU
Pro-EU Lords will not be able to block Brexit measures that are set out in May’s programme for Government.
Christopher Howarth’s Guide to Brexit: Henry VIII would have coveted the EU’s powers – not these clauses in the Great Repeal Bill
The very last thing the tyrant would have done would be to restore sovereignty to Parliament.
Christopher Howarth: It would be wrong and unfair to stop counting international students in the migration numbers
If universities want a more relaxed policy, they should argue for it – not seek to hide statistics that they find inconvenient.
Christopher Howarth’s Guide to Brexit: Beneath the rhetoric, the EU27 are being surprisingly constructive
In Tusk’s draft negotiating mandate, the seeds of a deal can already be found.
Christopher Howarth: Sturgeon’s vanishing independence options. There would be no automatic EU or EEA membership for Scotland.
A curious alignment of remainer Unionists and Scottish nationalists was convinced that Brexit would cause the end of the UK. Fortunately, they were wrong.
Their final attempt to prevent Brexit is undemocratic and destined to fail.
They will debate. They may even ask the Commons to look again. But the Bill will pass.
Christopher Howarth’s Guide to Brexit: Haphazard amendments to the Article 50 Bill don’t help EU citizens in the UK
The issue must be addressed, and it will be. Opposition wrecking efforts are the wrong way to go about it.
Christopher Howarth’s Guide to Brexit: Don’t panic, Leavers. Britain’s going Out – however the Supreme Court rules today
The claimants deserve their day in court. Ministers were right to appeal. And we will still leave the EU.
Christopher Howarth’s Guide to Brexit: EEA membership is incompatible with running our own migration policy
It’s time for mistaken claims to the contrary to be consigned to history.
Conservatives who fought for Remain, whatever the reason, deserve to be treated with grace and respect.
Christopher Howarth’s Guide to Brexit: How to manage the Northern Irish border after we leave the EU
Britain and Ireland have gradually built a better relationship. There’s no reason why it should be bust by Brexit.