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Posts Tagged: Brexit
The Government should back the fastest growing sector of the economy, demand transparency and send clear policy signals.
Our survey. Half of Tory members are satisfied with May’s transition deal. Almost two in five are dissatisfied.
That’s down from the seven in ten who backed the pre-Christmas EU agreement, but Downing Street may well think the finding could be a lot worse.
Henry Newman: The unified reaction to the Skripal affair suggests talk of Britain’s ‘isolation’ was premature
To listen to some commentators a few weeks ago, you’d have thought it was only EU membership – not shared interests and values – that brings allies together.
We advised scepticism about the Brexit conspiracy theories – and now The Observer is ‘clarifying’ its allegations
Wishful thinking is a risky thing to indulge – it can lead people not to ask sufficiently tough questions to test the things that they are told.
To me, it is clear that the UK could benefit from greater decentralisation. But, to repeat, that does not mean that new arrangements must be introduced now.
A response to Paul Goodman’s recent article arguing that opponents of Leave should accept that spending didn’t swing the referendum – since Remain spent more.
Iain Dale: A revitalised and purposeful May heads for the Welsh hills to call an election (just kidding, folks)
Plus: Gauke’s failure, UKIP chaos, Salmond’s Russia Today shame, Corbyn’s anti-semitism debacle…and an invitation if you live near Bath.
In the post-leave springtime, it will be worth considering what would happen if all three were abolished and replaced by a single Turnover Tax.
Also: Plaid leader refuses to support the Government over Salisbury; Foster suggests ‘shadow assembly’ for Northern Ireland; and more.
Andrea Leadsom: It’s a year today until Brexit. Let’s continue to proclaim that it will be good for Britain.
The evidence points to a thriving City, and so I will continue to talk up our financial sector as the best game in town.
He is the laziest and most self-indulgent Leader of the Opposition in living memory.
At each turn to date, they have decided that the best shouldn’t be the enemy of the good. Which suggests that they won’t vote against any heads of agreement – however imperfect.
It’s time for us to acknowledge that it is a response to our own failures – and to listen to voters who are opting for it.
Here are just a few of the ways that I have seen work and that government should be adopting more broadly.