If the measures involved prove unnecessary, any money lost will be a fraction of the financial gains from having secured a mutually acceptable deal.
The famous photo of the EU’s negotiator sitting with a pile of papers was misinterpreted. Those were the order that limit his scope.
EU leaders care less about the result than many in Britain think. They are used to leading minority governments, and just want to get on with the talks.
Some in the EU still imagine Britain might u-turn. Let’s show them without doubt that we won’t.
Juncker has presented MEPs with five options, but the responses show how hard Brussels politicians will find it to change their attitudes.
Our MEPs must smooth the path of the Brexit negotiations whilst also remaining engaged in the day-to-day business of the European Parliament.
Unintentionally, the socialists of this Belgian region have done us a favour by making the free trade championing UK look an increasingly attractive partner.
The starting point for our negotiations should be to retain full access to – but not membership of – the Single Market, while also taking full control of our borders.
Plus: Sorting out energy. Protection from Putin. And: furthering the single market.
The leader of Britain’s Conservative MEPs reports from the European Parliament.
Conservatives in the European Parliament are leading the way to implement a Passenger Name Record system.
Garvan Walshe’s attack on them on this site last week was mistaken.
Their present powers aren’t sufficient. Here are some proposals for more.
“Wir schaffen es” – we can do it – is the refrain we hear from Berlin, but this is falling on deaf ears in the towns facing an influx of migrants.
There are people in Brussels who will want to drive a proposal so that the institutions here can grab more power, gain more profile and seem more relevant.