Not being able to blame Brussels for our problems nor look to the EU for solutions will be immensely reinvigorating.
Posts by Peter Lilley
Peter Lilley is a former Secretary of State for Trade & Industy and for Social Security, and was MP for Hitchin & Harpenden until 2017.Follow @
The provisions of the Withdrawal Bill are limited in scope, will be policed by the courts, and lack any plausible alternative.
Peter Lilley: That £350 million figure. The EU’s negotiating position shows it to be less of an exaggeration than has been claimed.
It makes spending commitments which exceed the amounts it budgets to spend. Those escalating commitments…will approach E250 billion by the time we leave.
It was not an exercise in evidence-based policy-making but the most egregious example of policy-based evidence making.
The widespread presumption that everything is a matter for negotiation is damaging nonsense. Once we identify the issues which we can decide, Ministers can start taking decisions.
Conservatives should be very wary of the deal as a whole, reject part of it outright, and exclude our health service from it.