Forget delusions of grandeur, memories of empire, or fantasies of running an EU superstate – let’s focus on setting a good example.
Posts Tagged: Canada
It is absurd that every year we send home thousands of young Australians who would prefer to stay here, and Australia does the same with thousands of young Brits.
Leigh Higgins: Post-Chequers, we need to explain more clearly what leaving the EU will now look like
We must ensure that, just as the UK voted Leave to take back control, local people take back control themselves.
A customs union 2) Simon Clarke – As a convinced Brexiteer, and an optimist about Britain, I see that joining one would lock us into decline
We shouldn’t be glued as a vassal state to a declining European market.
We don’t claim that the EU would accept it – but neither will the Commission nor the 27 necessarily accept the Prime Minister’s new plan.
Chloe Westley: You think the LibDems were punished over tuition fees? That’s nothing compared to the fate that now stalks the Tories over Brexit.
They risk a reputation of betraying the largest vote in British history.
If no deal is better than a bad one, the sum of this policy is certainly a bad deal. Tory leavers now face a bleak choice.
What may count most today is not whether the water simmers over, but whether his temper and patience do instead – or first.
Henry Newman: Yes, we have proposed a voluntary managed alignment in goods. But direct ECJ jurisdiction must end.
Either a new dispute resolution mechanism will be required, or the UK could dock into part of the EFTA court to resolve disputes over goods.
The Opposition Chief Whip is reported to have “physically intimidated” MPs, but was “ignored” nonetheless.
After, say, five years, we will have ample evidence of the social and economic effects. Enough to give legislators the confidence to go the next step – or not.
Gavin Williamson: Why raising the number and profile of women in our armed forces is a priority for me
Parity is important because it sends a message that we believe in the equality that our women and men are working to protect in conflict zones.
We are being nudged towards Norway Minus rather than Canada Plus Plus Plus almost without anyone noticing.
Not being able to blame Brussels for our problems nor look to the EU for solutions will be immensely reinvigorating.
Whatever the particular virtue of pennies, an all-electronic economy would have serious implications for both security and freedom.