By refusing to consider the option of leaving without a deal, Conservative Ministers are essentially admitting defeat. And we deserve better than a defeatist political class.
At the moment, we are treading water and appear to be relying on popular support for Brexit, and the threat of Corbyn, to keep us in office.
The “Common Rulebook” approach is an ostacle to signing up to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
They propose a bespoke agreement that would permit mutual market access, with a Solvency II equivalence outcome built into it.
Regional allies will be reassured by the President’s presence as White House watchers try to see what ‘America First’ means overseas.
A president who is quick to attack friends and allies needs to bring other world leaders into his coalition.
This aggressiveness about disputed territories has become a feature of Chinese foreign policy.
“We need to recognise the way in which a more global and individualistic world can sometimes loosen the ties that bind our society together.”
Quietly, public support for getting on with delivering Leave will continue to swell.