He is well-placed to knock on the doors of individual member states, as the Government and the Union lock horns over free movement.
Posts Tagged: Customs Union
Stephen Booth: Now our own Government says it may trigger Article 16 in Northern Ireland. Is the move a bluff? Or is it for real?
The EU’s missteps over the last week have provided an excellent opportunity to seek changes to the Protocol that might provide for a more durable settlement.
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.
Craig Mackinlay & Andrea Jenkyns: The first step in a new relationship with our continental neighbours – and with the wider world
Two senior ERG officers write that the Agreement excludes the jurisdiction in the UK of the European Court of Justice.
Here’s how can now use our freedoms as we leave – assuming there is no last-minute wish to be sensible by the EU and agree a free trade deal.
David Gauke: If Johnson goes for a Brexit trade deal, as he should, he should also go for a further implementation period.
Closing the transition period at the end of the year will cause even greater problems than necessary.
From the start, the trade bloc has not fully understood the Belfast Agreement and has been slow to see that it undermined many of its positions.
First Minister reacts to news that there will be border checks on goods between Northern Ireland and UK mainland.
David Gauke: As a non-Tory at the last election, my worry is that this Government won’t be Conservative enough
As a former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, I am uneasy about the bail-out of Flybe. Every time a private business is bailed out by the taxpayer, the pressure grows.
When Lord Kerr whistled, voters turned the Nelsonian equivalent of a deaf ear. When they whistled, he was dragged helplessly along by the command of a democratic vote.
Mark Francois: I urge Leavers to vote Tory – so gaining Brexit, preparing for free trade and smashing Marxism. All at once.
We now have the most amazing opportunity to deliver an emphatic victory over Corbyn’s extremists – and achieve Brexit into the bargain.
David Gauke: When your bell rings in December, you expect to be sung a carol – not asked how you’re going to vote
The result of a general election next month would by no means be a foregone conclusion.
ConservativeHome is very dubious that, assuming a poll is deliverable, the Party can win a healthy majority without already having delivered Brexit.
In the wake of Johnson’s deal, the Government must balance its plan for Northern Ireland with strengthening “our precious Union” – all four parts of it.
There have been compromises on both sides and the DUP says it cannot support the new Withdrawal Agreement. But what’s actually in it and what’s new?