The architects of Project Fear seem locked into a state of permanent depression about the UK’s future.
Posts Tagged: Customs Union
The key question is not whether we can diverge, but whether we can do so without asking the EU first and obtaining their prior agreement.
Christopher Howarth: The EU is approaching a decision point in the negotiation. It either compromises – or gets no money.
We are not yet there, but it’s clear the Brexit cup is not, as some gloomily believe, half-empty but in reality very nearly full.
Nor will the eventual separation from the EU see a sudden break. Rather, this will be a gradual and partial divergence.
The arrogant behaviour of the EU so far, bordering on the deliberately offensive, is a bluff that we need to call.
To salvage her Brexit policy, May must now ensure that her government is ready for No Deal. Or it won’t last.
There is time to correct the lack of preparedness of our customs and computers for 2019. But it is running out.
John Stevens: I am passionately pro-EU. But here’s why I believe Johnson was right about patriotism.
The referendum was at least as much a vote against London as against Brussels – and those whose expert arrogance made them seem to many to be foreigners here.
Ashley Fox: The UK’s negotiators have the freedom to innovate and compromise, but Barnier’s hands are tied
The famous photo of the EU’s negotiator sitting with a pile of papers was misinterpreted. Those were the order that limit his scope.
The provisions of the Withdrawal Bill are limited in scope, will be policed by the courts, and lack any plausible alternative.
…Unlike Corbyn’s. Brexit this autumn 2) Henry Newman: When can we expect the next verse of Labour’s hokey-cokey?
Has anyone told Barry Gardiner about this latest change? Only last month, he wrote that staying in the Customs Union would be “a disaster”.
Labour’s latest ‘new position’ on leaving the EU is even more confused than all their previous positions.
Henry Newman: Of the Government’s two proposals for post-Brexit customs policy, only one is workable
The policy paper provides welcome clarity, but it’s time the Treasury gave up on the fiendishly difficult model it prefers.
Brexit, customs, implementation and new trade deals. May wants to have her cake and eat it – but not quite yet
We will all have to wait until after the autumn’s federal election in Germany until the negotiating positions of the two sides start to firm up.
The fourth article in a five-piece series by the author on how Britain must prepare for March 31 2019 – and has less than 600 days to get it right.
What is strange about the Irish Government’s approach is its lack of overt support for a free-trade agreement between the UK and the EU.