The EU’s draft document suggests broad agreement on most of what we want. And the three bones of contention are surmountable.
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“No deal means no winners – everybody will lose.”
WATCH: Ici Londres – Ignore talk of conflict, says Daniel Hannan, the Brexit negotiation will be cordial
The self-interest of both sides lies in maintaining friendly and productive relations with the other.
We must not allow Brexit to force us to make lucrative deals with repressive autocracies, even as they commit human rights violations and possible war crimes.
Christopher Howarth’s Guide to Brexit: Beneath the rhetoric, the EU27 are being surprisingly constructive
In Tusk’s draft negotiating mandate, the seeds of a deal can already be found.
The Government must try to build from the essentials out – security, legal certainty, frictionless trade. Zero tariffs would be the icing on the cake.
Dean Godson: Deal or No Deal. What happens if we leave the EU without a comprehensive agreement? A call for evidence.
We are keen to gather views from interested parties (such as businesses, industry groups, politicians, academics and others) about what would happen.
The debate about Britain’s future is already settled. There will be an Open Brexit – because we have no other choice.
There is much more to politics than an affordable state and competitive taxes. But both will be indispensible for survival, let alone prosperity, after we leave the EU.
WATCH: Wallace debates Article 50 – “People who thought themselves powerless get to see the powerful do what they want”
Our Executive Editor also pays tribute to those Remainers who have “done the grown-up thing” by accepting the result.
It was a British invention. But it makes no sense to subject ourselves to its rules once we have left the EU.
As a former Eurosceptic turned Remainer, I have adjusted to the new reality. Others – pro- or anti-EU – should do the same.
We have gained little, if any, benefit in terms of trade in return for the costs of membership.
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.
Commentators underestimated our growth potential before the referendum – and some are still doing so.
Isabel Oakeshott: A new role for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. They should become worldwide Ambassadors for Brexit.
The couple should sally forth to convey the message that Britain is ready and eager to seize the opportunities presented by liberation from Brussels.