The scale of his domestic ambitions and the legacy of the Iraq War suggest that his ambitions will be limited – for the moment at least.
It would need unanimous agreement. Looking at each of the 27’s varying comments, there are six distinct camps of opinion.
It now the main issue blocking a negotiated agreement – thus risking a No Deal and potentially a harder Irish border. In short, it risks triggering the very thing it is supposed to avoid.
We shouldn’t be glued as a vassal state to a declining European market.
Either a new dispute resolution mechanism will be required, or the UK could dock into part of the EFTA court to resolve disputes over goods.
The EU’s draft document suggests broad agreement on most of what we want. And the three bones of contention are surmountable.
Which is to say, it’s not very high.
Yesterday I visited the island for the second time in four months, to offer the UK’s support.
The silence can be attributed to three key factors: Firstly, a lack of inspiration. Second, a lack of agreement. Third, a lack of money.