They argue that even if May doesn’t deliver a clean outcome, the priority must be to ensure that the Article 50 timetable is met.
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We are being nudged towards Norway Minus rather than Canada Plus Plus Plus almost without anyone noticing.
The attempt by some Remainers to frame the negotiation as ‘how can we achieve the closest possible relationship with the EU?’ is disingenuous, and should be strongly rebutted.
The only obligation of an MP is to exercise their best judgement. If they believe it is in the national interest to withdraw Article 50 so we can stay in the EU they should make that decision.
The consequences of Customs Union indecision. How Britain could end up with EEA-lite – formally or informally.
The longer the delay in making a decision, the longer it will take for an alternative to be ready.
“I’m not saying that there would be an organised push, but the letters would just go in to Graham Brady,” one senior pro-Leave backbencher told this site yesterday.
At each turn to date, they have decided that the best shouldn’t be the enemy of the good. Which suggests that they won’t vote against any heads of agreement – however imperfect.
Just as Geldof swearing at fishermen symbolised the referendum divide, negotiations over fish offer an insight into what ‘taking back control’ really means.
That means commissioning physical and digital infrastructure and recruiting necessary personnel. It also means offering tangible reassurance to business.
This May speech was aimed at the EU27 – not her own party. And its message was: I want to have my cherries and eat them.
Hardish in principle, softer in detail, she is crafting a position intended to get those elusive trade talks going as soon as possible.
It would make no sense to spurn taking control of our trade policy and leave it with the EU – in which we will no longer have a say.
The EAW is based on the flawed presumption of judicial parity between European nations. The UK should forge a new partnership where this is actually the case.
Get Heywood and Robbins out; get Rees-Mogg and Duncan Smith in. There is still a chance to reverse last week’s defeat.
Our snap survey. Seven out of ten party members think May was right to agree last week’s Brexit deal
Perhaps while Party members don’t like elements of the deal very much, their main emotional reaction to it is simply relief that trade talks are set to begin.
Trade talks may collapse – or produce no deal worth signing. But at least they’re set to happen. That’s a big breakthrough for May.
Some said we would never get the conversation going. But now it’s ready to take place. Which should win the Prime Minister some Parliamentary respite.