By being so scornful, his critics have set a low bar for him. We are about to see whether he can astonish them by bounding over it.
Posts Tagged: Brussels
It is dawning on them that they may have underestimated him. Hence the newly hysterical note in their denunciations.
Campbell’s public letter testifies to the depth of the split on the Left.
Henry Newman: The Alternative Arrangements Commission offers the best route through the backstop problem
There are real, viable answers to this sticky problem. But rebuilding trust may be as hard as resolving technical questions.
“Brexit is the will of the British people, we need to deliver that.”
The Moggcast. “If a Remain Parliament sabotages Brexit, that will do enormous damage to faith in our democracy.”
Such harm would involve “electoral consequences”, Rees-Mogg warns. Plus: why he doubts the Cabinet is on the verge of ousting the Prime Minister.
There are four new documents – a joint instrument on the backstop, a unilateral Government declaration on it, and two documents about the Political Declaration.
The Attorney General is asking difficult legal questions about it which Dublin, Brussels, and even many in London would rather draw a veil over.
“This, ultimately, is what vindicates the decision that the British people made to stand aside.”
The former Brexit Secretary says “it’s not quite true to say I support no deal”.
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.