The fourth article in a five-piece series by the author on how Britain must prepare for March 31 2019 – and has less than 600 days to get it right.
Posts Tagged: European Court of Justice
Andrew Green: A soft Brexit would mean mass immigration – of over 100,000 people a year net until the late 2030s
Our population could grow by just over 11 million by 2039 – two thirds of which would be the result of the direct and indirect effects of immigration.
Richard Ekins: The Charter of Fundamental Rights gives judges too much power, and is bad for accountable government
Labour’s newfound enthusiasm for it is hard to square with its nature or history – including the history of how it was opposed by Tony Blair.
Christopher Howarth: Osborne, Umunna and the CBI are offering a bridge to nowhere, not a bridging agreement
Having attacked EEA membership as a bad deal during the referendum, they now pretend it is a good idea in the hope of preventing Brexit.
Interview: The double-hatted Suella Fernandes – both a member of the Government and a pro-Leave group leader
She points to the opportunities to imitate New Zealand agriculture, and to crack down on big businesses which evade tax.
Christopher Howarth: We are not supplicants in this negotiation. We have something the EU needs: money.
For both sides, this is a new kind of deal-making. Although Britain is still a member, this is not an internal negotiation in which the UK can be outgunned and outvoted:
“We were getting a lot of stories getting back, particularly from Central Europe, where people were saying ‘We’re going to be made second-class citizens’.”
In a nutshell, members’ top priority isn’t cutting immigration from the EU, let alone stopping payments to it: instead, it’s restoring self-government – and fast.
Lord Ashcroft: The parties.The leaders. And leaving the EU. What my 10,000-sample poll and focus groups found.
If the Government thinks that we cannot have our Brexit cake and eat it, Ministers must be careful not to let expectations get out of hand.
Single Market access? Immigration controls? Budget contributions? Escaping the ECJ? The status of EU nationals?
The EU’s draft document suggests broad agreement on most of what we want. And the three bones of contention are surmountable.
“It will help to ensure certainty and stability across the board.”
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.
Their final attempt to prevent Brexit is undemocratic and destined to fail.
Otherwise he risks leaving future governments even more at the mercy of the courts than they are at present.