Future deals will be important but they should be viewed as a means to an end rather than an end in of themselves
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With Brexit done and vaccinations continuing, a major mission will be Johnson’s commitment to deliver levellling-up.
If the Spartans hadn’t held out against the pleas of our colleagues then Britain would have been trapped in a customs union with no way out.
Stephen Booth: This Agreement delivers both the UK and the EU’s main objectives. It gives us freedom – which comes at a price.
The first of a new series of pieces by Policy Exchange for ConservativeHome looking at the various issues that arise from the Brexit trade deal.
He is averse to using numbers as the main instrument of control – perhaps viewing them as an arbitrary measure of success.
Stephen Booth: With four months left to get a Brexit deal, state aid is the major stumbling block for the UK and EU.
At the start of the summer there were reasons for optimism about an agreement. However, the mood appears to have turned.
WATCH: It would be “foolish” to believe referendum result was because of Russian interference, says Blair
“But really the most important thing is to create the capacity for the future to make sure that you know what’s going on in your democratic politics”.
Jonathan Djanogly: Parliament should be able to scrutinise new trade deals properly. But the current arrangements are unfit for purpose.
Before any deals are signed, MPs should get to vote on them – as will be the case with the other parties.
Agreeing underlying principles, not getting an extension, is the key to reaching an agreement.