The former Brexit Secretary says “it’s not quite true to say I support no deal”.
Posts Tagged: Brussels
Greg Hands: “The power is with us.” The two EU officials who want to punish Britain, crafted the deal – and claim they are winning.
Selmayr and Weyand have got much of their way so far. And there’s every chance they will continue to dominate the process.
Tony Connelly describes in painful detail the success of Irish negotiators in aligning themselves with the EU27, while leaving the Brits to flounder.
Henry Newman: There are only two European Council options this week – a managed no deal, or a backstop with an exit
EU leaders should recognise that May is serious in trying to reach a negotiated deal that has a chance of passing Parliament.
Interview. As May’s defeat looms, Johnson sketches a manifesto: “People want to see a bit of gumption and a bit of leadership”
He expects her plan to be voted down on Tuesday, calls for a renegotiation which she could not conceivably lead – and rules out Norway Plus.
Plus: May under fire at home and pressure abroad. And around tables at the heart of Westminster, Labour researchers huddle, as though ready for an election and power.
In the event of no agreement, the Commission will be on its way out, new MEPs almost on their way in…and Selmayr will be in place. Send for the crucifixes and garlic!
His attack on the Brexiteers as Romantics runs the risk of dismissing the EU referendum as a fraud.
If only Brussels could conduct itself more like the management of Rotterdam, who are ignoring talk of ‘Armageddon’ and getting on with planning for the future.
J.P.Floru: In defence of tax havens. May’s threat to the British Overseas Territories is un-Conservative.
Do we really want them either to declare independence, or else become benefit claimants, funded by British taxpayers?
The Law and Justice Party has sought to foment a poisonous dynamic which could do great harm to relations with Poland’s Jews.
Even Whitehall’s fiercest advocates of the need to stay as close as possible to the EU recognise that there are risks in being a rule-taker not a rule-maker.
The Brexit Secretary and the EU’s chief negotiator “get down to work”.
Are we being manipulated so that we accept, in due course, a smaller (but still very large) Brexit bill as a “good deal”?
Also: Welsh Government want you to tell them how they can tax you into a better person; donor transparency for Ulster; and SNP shielded from EU fine by London.