She says that the Commons may well vote to do so during the weeks and months ahead.
Posts Tagged: Customs Union
A decision has been put off. But the debate isn’t taking place in a vacuum. Brexit is less than a year away. And delay is damaging Britain’s negotiating position.
The DUP’s Westminster Leader says the Irish border issue is being exploited by people who want “to thwart leaving the EU if they can”.
These steps will improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the UK’s international trade, whatever the outcome of the Article 50 negotiations.
Rees-Mogg argues the ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy was a product of Home Office failure. And: why “the transition deal is a bad deal” and a mistake.
Those continuing the Remain campaign represent a minority. The Prime Minister understands that the people have spoken, and that now there is no turning back.
“I’m not saying that there would be an organised push, but the letters would just go in to Graham Brady,” one senior pro-Leave backbencher told this site yesterday.
Henry Newman: Even if the Government concedes on an EU customs union, membership of it looks unsustainable. Here’s why.
Can we really imagine ministers rejecting Justin Trudeau’s trade deal offer, or one from the American administration, or from Australia and New Zealand?
Votes loom on the EU Withdrawal Bill in the Lords. Which places a big responsibility on Labour’s leader there – Angela Smith.
Crossbench votes are always crucial in the Upper House as it now is. But the decisive role in the Bill’s consideration may well be played by the Official Opposition.
Despite talk of the negotiations getting bogged down, the French president seems to understand that the process is about politics more than legal complexity.
If Barry Gardiner lasts for a thousand years, men will still say: “These were his finest hours”.
At each turn to date, they have decided that the best shouldn’t be the enemy of the good. Which suggests that they won’t vote against any heads of agreement – however imperfect.
Dublin threatens to cut off its nose to spite its face, apparently in a misjudged attempt to pressure the UK into abandoning Brexit. This is a serious error.
Henry Newman: We were told progress on Brexit was impossible, but it keeps happening – thanks to compromise on both sides
It’s imperfect – consider fishing. It’s incomplete. It means kicking cans down the road. But that approach is sensible – and, crucially, it is working, bit by bit.
Daniel Hannan: Brexit will be a success, but swivel-eyed Remainers make the process more costly than it needs to be
The message that some send to Brussels – that if the Eurocrats make it all painful enough then we can be bullied into changing our minds – is mistaken but harmful.