The newspapers can’t be blamed for reporting that Britain won’t be “plunged into a Mad Max-style world” – his own department issued the quote in advance.
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The UK does not intend to undercut or undermine “our closest friends and allies”, the Brexit Secretary says,
For all its compromises and ambiguities, it is the only practicable means to hand of giving the province something approaching normalcy.
Stephen Booth: A possible Cabinet Brexit compromise is brewing. It would mean mirroring parts of the Customs Union.
When ministers meet at Chequers this week, they must find a solution to the seemingly intractable question of whether to align or diverge from the EU.
The Mayor should take the responsibility to be a unifying figure with a positive message – not just churn out doom-laden predictions.
But a vote on some form of customs union is coming. Might it become a confidence issue?
She says that this wouldn’t be “to the benefits of my consitituents in Edinburgh or in the country as it is.”
The Shadow Foreign Secretary seeks to fend off the claim that the party’s leadership is unwilling to listen to its pro-Remain members.
“We think that the future relationship with Britain needs to be about more than trade and economics”.
Gisela Stuart: This is a crucial moment for May and her government. There must be no backsliding on a clean Brexit.
Any deal that leaves the UK aligned with EU rules or which deprives us of control over our trading future would not be honouring the referendum result.
“Those who threaten our security would like nothing more than to see us fractured.” May’s security speech in Munich speech. Full text.
“If the priority becomes avoiding new cooperation with a country outside the EU, then this will have damaging real world consequences for the security of all our people.”
We feel a commission, a working group, an inquiry coming in – to look these inconsistencies, accidents of history and quirks, to see if some tidying-up is required.
We don’t need a European solution; we need a global solution. We must think independent Anglosphere, not dependent Eurosphere.
Even if the DUP and Sinn Fein could persuade their communities to back the compromises necessary, they have not done so.
Also: SNP’s deputy leadership contest reveals splits over Europe and ‘Indyref2’; and Jones demands ‘soft border’ between Irish and Welsh ports post-Brexit.