I can say, with hand on humble heart, that I have never seen, or even heard of, a document so unconstructively negative as the Guidelines.
Posts Tagged: David Davis MP
Syed Kamall: Why time pressure is cutting both ways in the Brexit talks – with pressure on the EU as well as the UK
Already, the EU is demanding discussion of certain trade matters which, according to its repeated statements, should not be brought up until the next phase of talks.
The key question is not whether we can diverge, but whether we can do so without asking the EU first and obtaining their prior agreement.
“Now that we are leaving the European Union. It allows us to be more international, not less. It requires us to face the world, not looking away or glancing back, but with confidence and determination about the future we will build.”
“Of course sometimes the exchanges are tough, but that is to be expected…because the prizes for success are enormous. As are the consequences of failure.”
Johnson leads our Next Tory Leader category…but makes no progress in our Cabinet League Table. The reason? He divides opinion.
Davis, Gove, and Fallon make up the top three again, but satisfaction levels overall are low. And Davidson is out-polling every Cabinet member.
Iain Dale’s 100 most influential people on the Right 2017. May tops it. Davis is second. And Davidson third.
Who would have predicted that Gavin Barwell, having lost his seat and ministerial position, would climb 63 places to number seven?
There were no Momentum mugs left. “Everything we had has gone ‘just like that’. Do keep checking the website, though”.
The arrogant behaviour of the EU so far, bordering on the deliberately offensive, is a bluff that we need to call.
WATCH: Davis opens the new round of Brexit talks – “There are no excuses for standing in the way of progress”
The Brexit Secretary points to the Government’s “concrete proposals”, and puts the ball back into the EU’s court.
Pro-Leave MPs must ensure that ministers and the civil service prepare a credible plan for ‘no deal’ and place strict limits on any transition.
WATCH: Prime Minister – “As of today, these considerations point to an implementation period of around two years.”
The Prime Minister spells out the likely length that she desires for the period between Britain formally leaving the the EU and doing so in full effect.
May needs to demonstrate that Whitehall is prepared – deal or no deal. Crossing one’s fingers and hoping for transition is not an alternative, or shouldn’t be.
Henry Newman: Johnson has got the Foreign Office back in Brexit business. And for that we should all be grateful.
From speaking to civil servants, it seems that – at least until recently – the Cabinet had not properly considered either a preferred end state or indeed transition policy.
Britain could flourish under the minimalist WTO-type settlement that seems to be his bottom line. But it is not the optimal outcome, and threatens a significant downside.