The tie-up may appeal to the French company more from the perspective of neutralising a rival and preventing it falling into, say, Chinese hands than any wider synergy.
Alistair Burt: It’s time for Remainers to accept the referendum result – and I say that as a pro-European
The correct response to its aftermath and to Blair’s speech is not to refight old battles, but to build a positive relationship with the Union from the outside.
George Maggs: Brexit, our Commonwealth friends – and a chance to discover the deepest sense of our national interest
Our real interests derive from forging understandings and ties with countries which have traditionally considered themselves British in all but name.
By giving women the support they need to succeed companies can win the talent war and boost the British economy.
We should not only meet our spending minimum, but exceed it in order to maximise our vital strategic and tactical needs.
Join me and hundreds of other Conservatives helping their campaigns: I know from my own by-election fight how very close they can be.
James Cartlidge: Beware an unexpected consequence of Brexit – opening our doors to a new mass of unskilled migrants
My worry is that we will end up simply substituting EU immigration with non-EU. We need to buy time to train our own workforce up.
My Private Members’ Bill would improve the situation for lenders as well as borrowers.
To make STPs work, Ministers need to have the courage of their convictions. That starts with the NHS and social care budget, of which STPs should take full control.
Michael Tomlinson: Brexit is the greatest opportunity for free trade and prosperity since the repeal of the Corn Laws
Tomorrow marks the anniversary of Peel moving his great measure – to which much of the Lords was also opposed.
The majority of those who leave prison will be convicted of new crimes within a year – that is a shameful failure.
Agreeing zero tariffs is good, but non-tariff barriers matter just as much.
The right answer is to discourage people from coming to Calais in the first place, and to help people directly in the Middle East.
Employers will have to adjust pay and conditions, but they will have time to do so.
Our city lags behind the UK average in unemployment and productivity. The new mayor must use City Hall’s new levers to make it more competitive.