For the UK, it would say: “we are leaving and want to make our own rules.” For the EU, it would say: “don’t think leaving the EU is easy”.
Posts by Syed Kamall
Professor Syed Kamall is Academic and Research Director at the IEA. From May 2005 to June 2019, he was a Conservative MEP for London.Follow @
Syed Kamall: Rashford’s campaign calls for state action – but equally highlights the power of individuals and community
The recent debate on free school meals has shown, among many things, the impact of local civil society non-state organisations.
Syed Kamall: Why the Prime Minister has grounds to hope the EU will grant her request for an extension
Even amongst those keen to use it as a lesson, there is not yet any willingness to take the blame for a no-deal departure.
In time, the ECR Group will increasingly be recognised as an important part of Cameron’s political legacy.
Meanwhile, my ECR colleagues and I continue to push for a sensible, nation-led approach to tackling the migration crisis.
I am excited by Britain’s post-Brexit prospects but will not stop caring about the EU when I close my Brussels office door for the last time in March.
Syed Kamall: The electoral disaster that will engulf our Party if we don’t boost our ethnic minority support
Once a seat reaches 30 per cent BME population, it goes Labour. In 2010, this applied to 75 seats. By 2022, it could apply to around 120 seats.
Syed Kamall: This time round, I’m not seeking to stand. But here’s an agenda for a Conservative Mayor of London.
Rather than “one size fits all” directives from City Hall we must allow local communities to have the chance to innovate.
If only Brussels could conduct itself more like the management of Rotterdam, who are ignoring talk of ‘Armageddon’ and getting on with planning for the future.
As well as sending a very strong signal to Moscow, the Government is making good progress towards a Brexit deal too.
Far from all young people are dyed-in-the-wool Corbynites. To improve the Conservative vote we need to find the right ways to communicate.
Behind the scenes many of Europe’s nations and regions are weighing the cost of a hard Brexit and pushing for a better deal.
Constituency parties can be so much more than cogs in the national machine – let’s empower them to play their part tackling local problems and poverty.
Syed Kamall: That there has been a Brexit talks breakthrough is no thanks to the Commission’s negotiating plan
Hopefully, these efforts will pay off next week when national leaders decide whether to open talks on trade and a transition period. It is time to get down to business.
Syed Kamall: Why time pressure is cutting both ways in the Brexit talks – with pressure on the EU as well as the UK
Already, the EU is demanding discussion of certain trade matters which, according to its repeated statements, should not be brought up until the next phase of talks.