Our treaty would be the most comprehensive ever. And it rests on mutual recognition, not top-down standardisation.
Public health and environmental health look the likeliest sources. Shifting everyone to the equivalent of PAYE and taxing the biggest businesses must also be targets.
Henry Newman: Now the Government must promote Chequers – which, though not perfect, is at least practicable
For far, far too long Downing Street dithered and delayed crucial decisions. Ministers need to commit to selling the agreed policy before its too late.
Chloe Westley: The pernicious, corrosive poison of gossip in politics – and how it blights women especially
We’re judged not only on what we do and say, but often also on our relationships (or lack thereof!), our hair, our weight, the clothes we wear, and so on.
Nick Hargrave: Yes, I compiled an attack dossier on Johnson. But at best, there’s a real purpose to opposition research.
It works best when painting a substantive contrast on issues that voters care about. And here are four strategic choices for the Conservatives.
Iain Dale: Will May challenge her critics to put up or shut up – and herself get a confidence ballot staged?
Plus: John Lewis blames Brexit. Juncker gets a drink. BBC stasis at Question Time and PM. And: Trump can’t emote.
Also: Davies pledges more diversity and radicalism from the Welsh Tories; fears of Labour stitch-up in race to replace Jones; and more.
The immediate effect of the election will be a period of fraught negotiation, but it might not be a bad change in the long-term.
Rebecca Lowe: The Conservatives and women. The Tory electoral challenge has more to do with age than gender.
Rather than wasting time with forays into positive discrimination, the Conservatives should weight the merits of various forms of increased flexibility at work.
They are a stealth tax on the sick, the vulnerable, on families, and our hard-working NHS employees. And nearly 50 per cent of hospitals charge blue-badge holders.
It is the spending that needs to be controlled and reduced, rather than taxes increased yet further.
Nicky Morgan: May’s coming conference speech. We must see the woman who danced in Africa – not the PMQs version
The Prime Minister should speak over the heads of Party members and the media to the people that she most identifies with: middle of the road voters.
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.
Iain Dale: Damage limitation – and why Johnson may have briefed today’s story about his private life.
Plus: The delusional traitors who back Russia. Bonkers Adonis. And: The soft coup d’etat against Trump.
Daniel Hannan: It should be obvious, not controversial, to seek a deep friendship with our EU neighbours
In the third piece in our mini-series evaluating the EEA, our columnist wonders how both sides managed to become so hostile to moderate concepts.