The Conservative Party’s Vice Chair for International tells me about his priorities in the role.
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Daniel Hannan: My view of May’s new Brexit plan. It’s just about better than No Deal. But now a line in the sand must be drawn.
Preparing for no deal ought therefore to be our national priority – cuts in corporate and personal taxes, removal of regulations, openness to global business.
Iain Dale: A betrayal, a contortion, a rash, a shambles, a schism, a squabble. What’s the best collective noun for Cabinet ministers?
And: One Greg Clark. Two Vince Cables. Eleven Germans going home. 100,000 Remain protesters. 17 million Leave voters. Plus: Meanwhile, Javid gets on with his job.
Rupert Matthews: We don’t just need a good Brexit deal for Britain. We need one for the Falkland Islands too.
They benefit from tariff and quota-free access. If you eat calamari in southern Europe, there is about a 50 per cent chance it is a Falklands squid.
Daniel Hannan: Corbyn’s first instinct in a national crisis is to treat it as a way to attack the Tories – much to Putin’s satisfaction
Ask one question: In what conflict has Jeremy Corbyn ever been on Britain’s side? He always finds a way of blaming the world’s problems on the West.
Warwick Lightfoot: The right post-Brexit farming policy could unleash agricultural innovation and lighten the load on consumers
Reform must be phased, to allow farmers to adapt, but it will pay dividends.
“Another woman Prime Minister sent a task force halfway across the world to protect another small group of British people against another Spanish-speaking country.”
Andrew Wood: We can’t keep running down the Navy by stealth, and pretending that nothing has changed
The most dramatic option is to cut whole areas of capability in order to focus on the remaining core ones.
Alex Morton: Our immigration system should be based on permits and have a cultural compatibility test
To defeat populists on the right, liberal conservatives must show that immigration, like globalisation, benefits this country and its people,
We must tear up the rule book on Whitehall recruitment and to staff the new department with handpicked individuals from across government, industry, finance and law.
Far from providing a solution to mistrust of EU institutions, Brexiteers have done their best best to undermine trust in British ones.
“The only people they never stand up for are the British people and hardworking taxpayers.”
Ernst Stavro Blofeld – if he existed – would no doubt have raised an expensive glass of schnapps to Comrade Corbyn, from the avuncular gloom of his volcano base.
David Davis MP: Greece’s choice today. Be crushed beneath the debt burden. Or escape it by departing the Euro – and defaulting
There are numerous historical examples that suggest that, if the latter course is taken, the economic outlook is not nearly as bleak as has been portrayed.