The message that some send to Brussels – that if the Eurocrats make it all painful enough then we can be bullied into changing our minds – is mistaken but harmful.
He says that May’s baskets plan for sectors is “possible”, but that the EU will reject any proposal for mutual recognition rather than alignment.
Robert Tombs asked at yesterday evening’s meeting if Tony Blair, Ken Clarke and Peter Mandelson really want us to enter a United States of Europe.
The Universities Minister takes on Lord Adonis, and insists the new regulator will control pay by insisting on transparency and the right benchmarks.
If the Conservative Party can be saved by good-humoured moderation, the First Secretary of State will provide it.
It’s sad in a way, but the quicker Labour is eclipsed and a new leftist party emerges, the better for everyone.
It makes spending commitments which exceed the amounts it budgets to spend. Those escalating commitments…will approach E250 billion by the time we leave.
They will debate. They may even ask the Commons to look again. But the Bill will pass.
The former EU Commissioner warned the Lords of the costs of Brexit.
He says Open Britain asked him to because ‘many’ referendum voters had ‘no idea of the terms on which the Government would decide to leave the EU’.
They are holding up a hankerchief to test how strongly the Remain wind is blowing.
Some advice from the former to the latter.
The campaign to quit the EU lacks charismatic faces to put up against the Prime Minister, three former premiers and well-known business figures.
The law he favours would create ‘special administrative units’ to monitor those suspected of holding intolerant views. Who will sit on these surveillance operations?
A Labour vote will, counter intuitively, not secure the UK’s place in the EU – in fact quite the opposite.