We have gained little, if any, benefit in terms of trade in return for the costs of membership.
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There is a danger that those of us with strong opinions are not always the best judges of balance.
Edward Bickham: To please Brexit zealots, the Government is getting its negotiation plan seriously wrong
We are in danger of asking for the wrong things, in the wrong way and on the wrong timescale.
Commentators underestimated our growth potential before the referendum – and some are still doing so.
Christopher Howarth: Sturgeon’s vanishing independence options. There would be no automatic EU or EEA membership for Scotland.
A curious alignment of remainer Unionists and Scottish nationalists was convinced that Brexit would cause the end of the UK. Fortunately, they were wrong.
Isabel Oakeshott: A new role for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. They should become worldwide Ambassadors for Brexit.
The couple should sally forth to convey the message that Britain is ready and eager to seize the opportunities presented by liberation from Brussels.
So all other things being equal, Britain will have left the EU by the end of March 2019.
Nadhim Zahawi: An independence referendum on the SNP’s timetable wouldn’t be fair to Scotland. But they don’t care.
We cannot have a vote when all that is known is what legal deal has been agreed.
Impartiality shouldn’t be mistaken for overlooking so much that is good about Britain.
Those Remainer MPs who hope to continue the fight face particular difficulties.
Well, it’s been quite a week, hasn’t it?
On the eve of our conference, it’s clear that the Labour Party and the Welsh nationalists have yet to wake up to last June’s result.
The Speaker informs the House of Commons that it has become law.
And there are other policies she could pursue. More nurseries in primary schools. Tougher school discipline. Longer sentences for child abuse.
It was this very same attitude on the part of the EU that caused us to vote Leave in the first place.