Too often the approach to disengagement and de-radicalisation has been dominated by non-Muslim academics, policy-makers and practitioners.
Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. Commissioner for Human Medicines – and more
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This Commons won’t accept the Northern Ireland backstop. That’s the reality – whether the EU likes it or not.
Remainers cannot both plead Commons supremacy over Brexit and deny it over the Withdrawal Agreement.
Many of our proposals can be introduced quickly. Some might take 12 – 15 months. We don’t believe anything will take longer than two to three years.
We need more of them. But they also need the chance to offer something different.
If we are to win a majority in Parliament at the next General Election it is critical that we win the women’s vote.
“Our friends on the other side of the channel are showing a little bit of reluctance to change their position…I’m confident that they will.”
Even though public concern about immigration seems to have eased off recently, there is reason for caution.
“The backstop is anti-democratic” and “risks weakening…the Belfast Agreement”. Johnson’s letter to Tusk. Full Text.
“It cannot form part of an agreed Withdrawal Agreement. That is a fact we must both acknowledge. I believe the task before us is to strive to find other solutions.”
Amidst all the regulatory muddle, there has indeed been “gold plating” of EU regulations. All the more reason to leave.
“We will do everything necessary to stop a disastrous no-deal, for which this Government has no mandate.”
As the Foreign Secretary’s intervention on Hong Kong shows, Britain is a country which honours its responsibilities to former territories.
A No Deal Brexit. “It’s not going to be the end of the world. But it’s not going to be a walk in the park either.”
Since the Government believes the Yellowhammer leak details are out of date, it should publish an up-to-date assessment as soon as possible.
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The Brexit Party MEP on why she would “fight tooth and nail” against the deal even if the backstop was deleted. Plus: would she stand against her brother?
The previously centralised direction of spending was unimaginative and bureaucratic. Funding went into leisure courses.
“Since this document was published the Government has taken significiant additional steps to ensure that we’re ready to leave – Deal or No Deal”
On reports of food, fuel and drug shortages, he says there’s been “scaremongering”.
Sir Malcolm Rifkind says there only needs to be “a small number” who rebel, and “it seems likely the numbers are there”.
MPs are more likely to try other means of stopping a No Deal Brexit than holding a no confidence vote in Johnson’s Government.
Richard Short: Don’t fall for the scare stories. Chlorinated chicken would be good for you. It’s time to tuck in.
The irony is that the EU itself has declared there are no food safety grounds to ban the process.
The Prime Minister went to Eton on a scholarship, and has time and again evinced his commitment to maximising opportunity for all.
Once again, Remainers are bolstering the separatists even as they lecture Brexiteers on the importance of the Union.
Johnson tells Brussels that MPs can’t block no-deal exit…
“Boris Johnson will tell Angela Merkel today that parliament cannot stop Britain leaving the European Union without a deal on October 31. Amid an intensifying row with Brussels, the prime minister will warn the German chancellor over dinner in Berlin that there will be no Brexit agreement unless the EU backs down and agrees to scrap the Irish backstop. The tough approach comes after Leo Varadkar, the Irish prime minister, highlighted attempts by Remainer Tory MPs to stop a no-deal Brexit during a one-hour call with Mr Johnson on Monday night. Downing Street believes that Brussels is unlikely to enter into negotiations over a new agreement while parliamentary attempts to stop a no-deal exit and potentially bring down Mr Johnson’s government continue.” – The Times
- Remainer hopes ‘dealt blow’ as polls show public oppose GNU – Daily Telegraph
- ‘Just get on with Brexit’, says former Stronger In chief – Daily Telegraph
- Voters prefer Clarke to Corbyn as caretaker – The Times
- Two-thirds think Leader of the Opposition is unsuitable – Daily Mail
- Labour leader would campaign for Remain over No Deal – The Sun
- Hannan attacks Corbyn’s u-turn – Daily Express
- Abbott and McDonnell will campaign for Remain regardless of deal – The Sun
- Five things we can expect from Johnson’s meeting with Merkel – James Rothwell, Daily Telegraph
- The Prime Minister should remind the Chancellor of these economic facts – Tom Rees, Daily Telegraph
…as he accuses the EU of jeopardising peace in Ulster…
“The European Union – not the UK – wants to put up border posts in Northern Ireland after a no-deal Brexit, Boris Johnson said on Tuesday night, in a move which could jeopardise peace in the Province. Leo Varadkar, the Irish prime minister, has repeatedly warned that the return of a hard border in Ireland could lead to violence reminiscent of the Troubles-era… Mr Johnson’s warning came as he prepared to fly to Berlin for supper on Wednesday night with German chancellor Angela Merkelfollowed by lunch in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday before he meets with G7 world leaders at the end of the week. Mr Johnson has made the removal of the backstop – which will keep the UK in a customs union and the single market after Brexit until a solution is found to prevent a hard border – a central part of getting MPs to approve a withdrawal deal to take the UK out of the EU on Oct 31.” – Daily Telegraph
- Johnson wants ‘temporary deal’ to avoid a border – The Sun
- Prime Minister insists a solution ‘will be found’ – Daily Mail
- Visit will not change German position, says Merkel ally – The Guardian
- EU rejects call to rework deal terms – FT
- Johnson’s goodwill is not enough to avoid a hard border – Senator Neale Richmond, Daily Telegraph
- ToryDiary: This Commons won’t accept the Northern Ireland backstop. That’s the reality – whether the EU likes it or not.
- Greg Hands MP in Comment: One might think that no-one in Brussels has read our Alternative Arrangements report
…and prepares to scale back British engagement ahead of departure
“European Union leaders responded with barely concealed anger yesterday to the prime minister’s demand that they abandon the Irish backstop, accusing Boris Johnson of attempting to bluster his way through to a deal. The increasingly bitter row came as the government announced that British officials would stop attending most EU meetings in ten days’ time in order to concentrate on preparations for Brexit. Civil servants and government ministers will now attend meetings of member states only if Britain has a “significant national interest” in the outcome of the discussions, the Brexit department said… The government cited security, international relations and discussions that “directly affect” UK sovereignty and “financial contributions” as meetings that they would still attend.” – The Times
- Plan intends to ‘free up officials for Brexit’ – Daily Telegraph
- Hoey demands that Johnson ‘not waste more time’ on fruitless talks – Daily Express
- Automatic registration for firms to continue trading after Brexit – The Times
- Prime Minister says NHS not to be discussed in US trade talks – The Sun
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