Anyone claiming the UK can negotiate meaningful free trade deals while locking itself into the EU rulebook is propagating a delusion.
Posts Tagged: Brexit
The Prime Minister lacks panache, but it takes guts to keep going. Leadership requires the fortitude to cope with being weak.
We must replace the EU’s clunky and inflexible CAP with a system that rewards public goods, not box-ticking.
Failing to take back control would be to ignore the largest democratic vote in British history. The consequences would be dire.
These months of change have electrifying potential for renewal and reform. Such opportunities are precious.
Jake Berry: What I found on my Northern Powerhouse tour. Resilience, skill, innovation and success. Plus an appetite for Brexit.
But more money and powers need to be given directly to the North to drive further progress.
The irony is that Hammond is appallingly placed to persuade voters that No Deal really does carry risks.
Steve Bell: I’m a former President of the National Convention. And I oppose Chequers. It’s Brexit in name only.
Let’s accept we will be far better off leaving with a Canadian-style free trade agreement – or, failing that, WTO terms.
Plus: Norcott and Brandreth triumph at Edinburgh. Turnbull and Dutton circle in Australia. And: Corbyn’s shoddy copy of the Trump playbook.
“Our laws will be on the statute book, the staff will be in place, the teams will be in post, and our institutions will be ready for Brexit.”
Although no longer a superpower, our country remains one of the most influential countries on the planet.
Also: Corbyn tries to rally support with Scottish tour; Clark in Dublin to keep Ulster’s lights on during no-deal Brexit; and huge scale of Scottish deficit revealed.
Alex Morton: Too many Tory politicians say nothing worthwhile – because they have nothing worthwhile to say
What do our cliché-ridden rulers propose? Ending plastic cups, gender quotas for boardrooms and banning Tony the Tiger.
Europe has no Madisons to make the case for federalism, while the Leavers patronise us by pretending that leaving is without risk.
George Eustice: I’m a former UKIP candidate. I backed fundamental renegotiation. But I support the Chequers proposals. Here’s why.
Have no doubt about it: we’re leaving. But if we want to put the country back together, we must now keep some perspective.