Plus: The Government gets airports wrong and Burnham gets rail wrong. And: a miserable PMQs for Tory MPs.
Posts Tagged: Airports
The combination of crucial Brexit votes, crumbling ministerial discipline, growing grassroots discontent and a rail crisis serves to intensify pressure on Downing Street.
I can tell you from a trade envoy’s perspective that this kind of direct access to markets around the world is critical for our businesses to thrive.
Sponsored Post: Tim Alderslade: Passenger charges must come down for new routes to thrive at expanded Heathrow
The airport’s passenger charges have trebled over the past decade. That bill should come down, or else competitors abroad will steal a march on the UK.
Andrew Wood: Yes, Singapore really is an example we can learn from. But not for the reasons some Tories give.
It is not especially low tax, nor is it unregulated – though it is certainly a more business-friendly environment then the UK. Here is why it works.
To reduce investment in infrastructure or R&D is to take away from the future – just as surely as running up unsustainable debt does.
I have said previously that I believe the Government has been pursuing a sensible negotiating approach to date. I maintain that view.
There are some areas where continued jurisdiction for the ECJ is defensible and may, pragmatically, be the best route forward.
EURATOM, WTO quotas, open skies agreements, banks’ ability to lend – all these involve change which it may not be possible to effect by April 2019.
Sponsored Post: Nick Barton: Trains are just as important as planes in tackling the UK’s air capacity issues
There is a significant opportunity to improve rail links. We must not allow it to pass us by.
Charlie Elphicke: Ready on Day One to keep the Common Travel Area and avoid a hard border in Ireland
The third article in a five-piece series by the author on how Britain must prepare for March 31 2019 – and has less than 600 days to get it right.
Despite the evident problems, and large opposition, the scheme continues.
Where is Willie Walsh? How did this happen? What will be done to prevent future fiascos?
The Government must try to build from the essentials out – security, legal certainty, frictionless trade. Zero tariffs would be the icing on the cake.
Dean Godson: Deal or No Deal. What happens if we leave the EU without a comprehensive agreement? A call for evidence.
We are keen to gather views from interested parties (such as businesses, industry groups, politicians, academics and others) about what would happen.