We need a new negotiating team – who will come in hard, making it clear to the EU that we are not going to roll over.
Posts Tagged: Emmanuel Macron
Those who still refuse to accept we’re really going to leave the EU are misreading the process, the politics, and the people.
James Arnell: Introducing my forthcoming ConservativeHome series about being Ready on Day One for Brexit
Our best chance of getting a deal remains developing a solid, credible alternative plan, and showing that we are prepared to implement it.
The Prime Minister may well be better fitted than any of her rivals to carry through Brexit.
Henry Newman: My take from Brussels this week. The EU side wants to ramp up the pressure – not wind down the talks.
There’s more than a hint in the air that they are happy to let the negotiation get sticky – and wait for capital to flee the UK and for investment to plummet.
He discusses his new book, Hearts and Minds, in which he traces the change in Conservative ideas from Thatcher to Cameron and beyond.
James Elles: Oblivious to detail. Arrogant. Rash. Fearful of conflict. How Cameron wrecked Britain’s European dream.
I believe that there will be a growing clamour for any deal to be put by referendum to the British people before the final decision is taken.
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.
Henry Newman: Macron seems determined to prove that Brexiteer fears about a federal Europe were right all along.
But could Germany, in the wake of its election result, now become the prime bulwark against Macron’s and Juncker’s ambitions?
Unresolved questions about refugees, debt crises, security, and general financial instability will force these questions on more people, and not just Britons.
We simply don’t know yet what outcome could command a broad consensus. Everything short of no deal and remaining in the EU should be kept on the table.
Profile: George Osborne, who could have stayed in Westminster, and returned to the Cabinet. But who left, and is trying to destroy May.
The former Chancellor has taken to the role of newspaper editor, but some will see his attacks on the Prime Minister as unhelpful.
Nick Mutch: Bear hugs, scowls, farcical handshakes – and a country that wasn’t there. What I saw at the NATO summit.
A first-time impression of a NATO summit – one that seems to have been uniquely designed with the American President’s “interests and eccentricities in mind”.
By seeing off Le Pen and electing the most ideologically pro-EU president since Giscard d’Estaing, France has changed the game.
It’s sad in a way, but the quicker Labour is eclipsed and a new leftist party emerges, the better for everyone.