The UK plus EFTA would have a greater GDP than Germany. As one, we would be the largest economy in Europe.
Posts by James Cartlidge MP
Director of Share to Buy and a Conservative councillor on Babergh District Council.Follow @
James Cartlidge: We should consider joining EFTA – which would give us the brake on unskilled EU migration that we may need
If we are also out of CAP, CFP and direct ECJ jurisdiction, able to negotiate our own trade deals and in the Single Market, it might not be such a bad outcome after all.
James Cartlidge: The devastating truth at the heart of the NICs row. We’re palming difficult decisions off on the next generation.
We may be rowing back to defend one promise. But another more fundamental promise to the future is actually at stake.
James Cartlidge: Beware an unexpected consequence of Brexit – opening our doors to a new mass of unskilled migrants
My worry is that we will end up simply substituting EU immigration with non-EU. We need to buy time to train our own workforce up.
James Cartlidge: The triple lock. The NHS. The aid budget. If there’s to be a snap election, we’ll need a new manifesto
And on Brexit, as one who campaigned for In, I say we should get on with it, and avoid the one outcome that is infinitely less preferable to Leave or Remain: limbo.
James Cartlidge: I will vote Remain because I believe in the sovereignty that matters most – that of economic strength
Do people find sovereignty in a Parliament they regrettably take little interest in – or in actual power and the pound in their pocket: their job; their standard of living?
Trying to move Britain from a dependency culture is horrifically difficult, and I cannot see how it can be done without some pain.
At the moment, it’s easier to buy to let than it is to buy to live in the house. That’s unwise and unfair – and it must be changed.
Cllr James Cartlidge: Alistair Darling is right – there should be a UK-wide referendum on a Sterling Zone
The idea was first floated here on ConservativeHome. Now it is gathering momentum.
The current currency would change in the event of Scottish independence – which is why England, Wales and Northern Ireland must have their say.
Shared ownership is a vital pipeline of supply that is overlooked