Even when the question is properly specified, they offer voters a binary choice without any consideration of the consequences that potentially flow.
Posts Tagged: Europe
Rory Stewart: Three reasons why we won Copeland. Theresa May, Trudy Harrison – and Labour’s long failure to deliver
After 75 years of the latter’s strategy, most people in Copeland faced a choice of either working for the nuclear industry or being without a job.
Plus: Labour goes all Smethwick in Copeland. And: Sky News dumbs down at breakfast.
Problems that it may cause our nearest and closest neighbour would also be problems for us.
They have the capacity to make a larger contribution to Europe’s defence. They should do so.
The then Prime Minister’s deal was scarely mentioned by either campaign during the referendum – but had a decisive effect on the result none the less.
The real meaning of calls for a meaningful vote is to frustrate Brexit – and defy the people’s verdict
Or else, given the way in which both our constitution and the Article 50 process works, they are meaningless altogether.
Alistair Burt: It’s time for Remainers to accept the referendum result – and I say that as a pro-European
The correct response to its aftermath and to Blair’s speech is not to refight old battles, but to build a positive relationship with the Union from the outside.
Nadhim Zahawi: Britain stands on the brink of a new global future. Let’s lead the way to a malaria-free world.
Phenomenal progress has been made to halt and begin to reverse its spread. Sustaining our efforts now is vital.
They are holding up a hankerchief to test how strongly the Remain wind is blowing.
George Maggs: Brexit, our Commonwealth friends – and a chance to discover the deepest sense of our national interest
Our real interests derive from forging understandings and ties with countries which have traditionally considered themselves British in all but name.
Iain Dale: Gove was focused on changing prisons for the better. Truss seems focused instead on trying to gain headlines.
Plus: Unemployment is down. Productivity is up. Wages are up. Despite Brexit. Despite Brexit. Despite Brexit…
James Cartlidge: Beware an unexpected consequence of Brexit – opening our doors to a new mass of unskilled migrants
My worry is that we will end up simply substituting EU immigration with non-EU. We need to buy time to train our own workforce up.
If it is too exotic a model, try Australia or New Zealand. They, too, have opened their markets, removing tariffs and trade barriers, liberalising their economies.
Michael Tomlinson: Brexit is the greatest opportunity for free trade and prosperity since the repeal of the Corn Laws
Tomorrow marks the anniversary of Peel moving his great measure – to which much of the Lords was also opposed.