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.
My TV omnipresence. After The News. Two wheezes from the Chancellor. Will he be fired in a reshuffle? Oh, and p.s: it could take place on Monday.
“When we started this process, some accused us of treating EU nationals as bargaining chips. Nothing could have been further from the truth.”
The Government should be as Ready on Day One as it can be: Deal or No Deal. To help achieve this end and reboot economic policy, Gove should go to the Treasury.
The Government must keep talking; be as Ready on Day One as it can be (Deal or No Deal), and resolve its position on what economic, social and regulatory model it wants Britain to follow.
It follows that any Tory MP voting with Corbyn would thus be deprived of the whip, and ineligible to stand as a Party candidate in any election that followed.
Party members should elect our next Chairman and other key figures. Through this process, we will be able to identify talented candidates and platforms.
Though if May moves Philip Hammond, or seeks to, she is also likely to move Boris Johnson, or try to.
It would be the easiest, least disruptive, and most productive way for this country to genuinely leave the EU until we have a bespoke UK-EU deal.
The truth is that any money committed now will return multiples of cost in a reduced price for an agreement with the EU.
What about those who worship different gods, those who delight in civil rights movements, those mothers who want to go out to work?
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.
There is a case for the EU guaranteeting internal as well as external frontiers – which would make Scottish independence impossible were the UK to remain an EU member.
Some people believe that it doesn’t matter if we stay in the EU de facto during such a time. This is not the view of ConHome’s respondents.