Yielding on the principle of residency would not have averted disputes on vital details, save by weakening the British negotiating position.
Posts Tagged: EU
Mohammed Amin: The Government should now agree a Brexit position with other parties and the devolved administrations
After negotiations with the rest of the EU have been completed, the final agreement must be brought back to Parliament.
Plus: Why haven’t Kensington and Chelsea’s leaders resigned too? Labour double standards on the Prime Minister. And: how Jake Berry became a cockney.
Richard Holden: How and why the LibDems went backwards in every English and Welsh seat they defended
With seven of their nine seats in England now held with majorities of less than eight per cent of the vote, the next election offers a chance to take them out for good.
Daniel Hannan: A year ago tomorrow, Britain voted for freedom. Here are three Remain myths about the campaign that must be debunked.
First, that Leave had won dishonestly. Second, that the country had become more racist. Third, that the 52 per cent had wrecked the economy.
A lot on Brexit; not much elsewhere. The lack of a majority leaves the Prime Minister exposed – whatever may happen with the DUP.
Henry Newman: Hammond has listened to his colleagues over Brexit. Now they should listen to him, and make it open – not closed.
His Mansion House speech offered an opportunity to shift the tone of Brexit policy towards openness, liberalism, free trade and responsible capitalism.
WATCH: Hannan says the EU interferes too much in everyday life. Another MEP then says he should be censured.
“I’m afraid that I don’t have the authority to sanction Mr Hannan, but if you send in your comment in writing we’ll take note of it of course.”
For all the chatter about the Customs Union, leaving the EU in full is still on course. But May’s bungled election has raised the chances of a disorderly outcome.
Henry Newman: Hammond should stick to the Conservative position on the Customs Union – and stop freelancing
We would remain bound by the EU’s protectionist tariff structure, and have our trade agreements determined by institutions on which we were not represented.
EU leaders care less about the result than many in Britain think. They are used to leading minority governments, and just want to get on with the talks.
Garvan Walshe: This election has brought Putin’s prize – a Far Left-led Britain – too close for comfort
It is now necessary to consider a strong and structured security partnership with the EU that would withstand the rule of Russia’s useful idiot.
Sarah Ingham: After this election result, support for a second referendum on Brexit is gaining ground
Since when did voting for a party mean endorsing every policy in any election manifesto? Especially when large chunks of the Tory offering are in the shredder.
Bringing this Vote Leave champion into government will calm Brexiteer nerves.
There are only five days to go until the start of the Brexit negotiations. May cannot afford to make a reshuffle mess of a department from which she has now lost two Ministers.