The EU’s latest assessment of British Eurosceptics is half right. Which is better than nothing, but still off.
Building the northern sections first could provide a springboard for further projects and combat the idea that the former Mayor of London is too capital-focused.
Their words, like Johnson’s visit itself, look more like more gambits in a blame game than a genuine change of heart.
Javid said it would be impossible to reconcile with the Government’s commitments to EU nationals currently in the UK, and it still looks as if he’s right.
This Commons won’t accept the Northern Ireland backstop. That’s the reality – whether the EU likes it or not.
Remainers cannot both plead Commons supremacy over Brexit and deny it over the Withdrawal Agreement.
Even though public concern about immigration seems to have eased off recently, there is reason for caution.
A No Deal Brexit. “It’s not going to be the end of the world. But it’s not going to be a walk in the park either.”
Since the Government believes the Yellowhammer leak details are out of date, it should publish an up-to-date assessment as soon as possible.
MPs are more likely to try other means of stopping a No Deal Brexit than holding a no confidence vote in Johnson’s Government.
Once again, Remainers are bolstering the separatists even as they lecture Brexiteers on the importance of the Union.
Brexit and No Deal. The Prime Minister has a policy, and a plan to deliver it. His opponents agree on neither.
They cannot settle on who should replace Johnson, and keep Britain in the EU beyond October 31. Or on an alternative approach.
In both cases their opponents resort to character assassination and are left with no one against whom they can argue.
Hammond complains about a No Deal Brexit – a policy to which he was signed up if necessary. And undermined.
He suggests that Johnson is acting dishonestly in claiming that he wants a deal. But with all respect to the former Chancellor, he is throwing stones from a glass house.
As with the NHS, policing, immigration and stop & search, so with trade. The Prime Minister will want a quick win – or at least progress towards one.
So we’ve had NHS, policing and immigration plans from Johnson. Stand ready for a schools spending pledge.
He committed during the leadership election contest to raise it to £5000 per pupil – and level up outside London.
Patel’s aim and Johnson’s announcements will be difficult to deliver, but he is intent on proving that his Government is “on your side”.