We can begin to see how a deal can now be agreed and then pass Parliament. But the obstacles are still formidable.
Posts Tagged: Angela Merkel
The former Prime Minister also failed to grasp that Merkel was not going to do anything very much for him.
Stephen Booth: The No Deal paradox. If it stays on the table, there may yet be a deal. If it’s taken off, that’s unlikely.
Even if the leaders on both sides soften somewhat, and workable ideas are forthcoming, the political incentives for the status quo are powerful.
Their words, like Johnson’s visit itself, look more like more gambits in a blame game than a genuine change of heart.
“It is not the core task of a German Chancellor to understand the relationship between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.”
The new Prime Minister will inherit the worst political legacy in living memory – with the very barest of working majorities.
The first in a ConservativeHome series of what the new Prime Minister must do in the month before Parliament returns in September.
Who are you voting for to run the EU Commission? Have you watched the debates and scrutinised their manifestos? Oh, wait.
He has a clear plan to leave the EU, and as a former Brexit Secretary I can say that it is credible and has my support.
What he detests is less liberalism than democracy, and the obstacle it poses to Russian foreign policy objectives.
Nick Hargrave: How Johnson became Prime Minister, cut a Brexit deal, won an election – and triumphed. For a bit.
None of what follows is impossible and, if there is a common thread, it is the self-interest of MPs in avoiding an election before leaving the EU.
Three meetings with the ’22 each year, with no questions allowed, are simply not sufficient. Even Corbyn engages more than this.
At first glance, it looks like just about the worst timetable for achieving Brexit – which must now be seriously in doubt.
Rather than the traditional red carpet welcome, the Prime Minister had to re-emerge with the Chancellor shortly afterwards to pose for the cameras.
No way forward is without risk at this stage. But the least hazardous course is for the Party to step out soon with a new leader.