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.
Posts Tagged: Germany
Christopher Howarth: The EU is approaching a decision point in the negotiation. It either compromises – or gets no money.
We are not yet there, but it’s clear the Brexit cup is not, as some gloomily believe, half-empty but in reality very nearly full.
Henry Newman: Macron seems determined to prove that Brexiteer fears about a federal Europe were right all along.
But could Germany, in the wake of its election result, now become the prime bulwark against Macron’s and Juncker’s ambitions?
Iain Dale: As May speaks in Florence, I’m here in Berlin – watching Merkel preparing her own return to office
Plus: Osborne’s regrets, vintage Heseltine – and, after Germany, to Brighton, for what is claimed to be the biggest conference Labour has ever held.
EURATOM, WTO quotas, open skies agreements, banks’ ability to lend – all these involve change which it may not be possible to effect by April 2019.
Lewis Baston: Disraeli’s “leap in the dark” towards modern democracy. 150 years on from the 1867 Reform Act.
Two cheers for a measure that, though mostly about managing, dividing and taming popular opinion, remains a reforming landmark.
Kieron O’Hara: An unloved Prime Minister. An inadequate Foreign Secretary. And a hamstrung Trade Secretary. What a Brexit mess.
This is not a pro-Remain article. Rather, my point is that a referendum is a horrible way of making political decisions, and we are where we are as a direct result.
Between 1997 and 2005, public sector spending rose from £336 billion to £517 billion a year. But its output has increased little, so its productivity has fallen dramatically.
Just 0.6 per cent of London homes – and 0.8 per cent nationally – are vacant for more than six months. That’s down hugely in recent years.
Alex Morton: Of course it’s hard to escape a would-be superstate. The very difficulty demonstrates why we’re leaving.
May should make a virtue of the complexity.
We should seek the closest possible relationship with the EU and an open trade policy. Firms need confidence to invest.
More powers for Andy Street in the West Midlands should just be the start.
Unresolved questions about refugees, debt crises, security, and general financial instability will force these questions on more people, and not just Britons.
An American scholar shows how British Conservatives welcomed universal suffrage, while German Conservatives were terrified of it.
Iain Dale: The biggest gossip in politics is interviewed by the biggest gossip in politics and names the biggest gossip in politics
Plus: The decline of books. Morgan sees off the cult of Mogg. Why I won’t fly RyanAir. And: As I reach a significant birthday, I mull writing my autobiography…