MigrationWatch has suggested that those EU migrants with skills in short supply should be able to come to the UK for a time-limited period after Brexit.
Brexit offers green opportunities, but it will also open a governance gap that must be filled.
If we are also out of CAP, CFP and direct ECJ jurisdiction, able to negotiate our own trade deals and in the Single Market, it might not be such a bad outcome after all.
Plus: the official measure of inflation should be changed; student funding requires reform; and the Chancellor must prepare for No Deal.
But don’t expect that to stop the commentariat, or the Opposition, trying to manufacture some kind of row, even if only for show.
The Government has rightly become more ambitious – but there is still further to go.
Subsidies, tariffs or lowering standards are not the answer. There is a conservative solution.
If wealthy landowners fight to retain their CAP subsidies, then support for reform from the green movement could come in handy.
“Leaving the EU gives us a once in a lifetime opportunity to reform…how we care for our land, our rivers and our seas.”
A six-year move from referendum vote to full sovereignty, rather than a sudden ripping away of all ties, is surely what a successful departure looks like.
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.
It theoretically commits the DUP to support the Government for the whole Parliament, but it’s up for review in two years and that’s when the money runs out.
Hammering out a “Son of CAP” has its challenges, but they are more technical than political – and can be resolved.
Pro-EU Lords will not be able to block Brexit measures that are set out in May’s programme for Government.
We have to be furtive when at the theatre, but the benefit is we have no choice but to hear and learn about the opinions of our opponents.