Ireland’s displeasure is understandable. But it could prove counter-productive – working against the free trade deal that would suit it as well as the UK.
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Brexit, customs, implementation and new trade deals. May wants to have her cake and eat it – but not quite yet
We will all have to wait until after the autumn’s federal election in Germany until the negotiating positions of the two sides start to firm up.
Claims that he slapped down his own department, which wanted a ten-year transition, are a sign that Ministers may be getting their act together.
No, we don’t believe that he should be the next Tory leader. But he would make a better Minister than some of those now in place.
The Chancellor has not always been well treated by his neighbour, and deserves support over public spending. But he has mishandled his internal position over Brexit.
What emerged in 2004 was less visible than what happened in 2007. But it is doing even more to shape our times.
Our survey. Next Tory leader. “None of the above” leads the field. Many party members want to skip a generation.
Davis leads with less than a fifth of the vote. Johnson is on his lowest total ever. And if one counts write-ins, in second place is…Rees-Mogg.
Our survey. Two-thirds of respondents expect a Tory Prime Minister to return to Downing Street after the next election
These results are part of a pattern in this survey of a small uptick in Party morale and expectation.
Rudd falls with him, May is almost out of negative territory…and Davidson continues to soar up, up and away.
The proportion of those suggesting that she shouldn’t quit as Party leader before the next election rises to over a third.
Westminster and Whitehall should spend less time talking about Brexit and more time preparing for it
To the claim that one can’t get ready for the unknown comes the answer that government must prepare for all eventualities.
Party Conference is, as he puts it, “increasingly corporate, expensive [and] exclusive”. So here is his first shot at something different.
As we wrote last month, we hoped to get at least 750 replies. So 1379 is what John Major would call “very satisfactory”.
For all his manifesto mistakes, his core take is correct. The key people in elections are who he has always said they are: lower middle-class, provincial, home-owning voters.
We now have eleven runners and riders in our Next Tory Leader section…with another 15 candidates standing by. Watch this space.