One of the few positive things to come out of the appalling affair is the way it revealed the British people are far from the anti-immigrant caricature some paint of them.
“If size were the key to success, China would be wealthier than Hong Kong, Indonesia would be wealthier than Singapore, and the EU would be wealthier than Switzerland.”
“Between 80,000 and 150,000 people work making steel in the US. Seventeen million are employed in industries which use steel.”
“You can take any measure…and we’re better off than any of the predictions made by all the official bodies during the campaign.”
If there’s to be no border in Ireland, and Britain is to leave the Customs Union and Single Market, it follows that there must be a customs border on the Irish Sea.
“Once we’ve categorised someone as either an oppressor or a victim, we really struggle to see that they might be more ambiguous.”
Seema Malhotra and the MEP & ConHome columnist exchange question and answer on the Customs Union.
“Why is anyone arguing for this bizarre outcome?” If some are proposing it as a way to transition back into the EU, they should be honest enough to say so.
If you were to spend a week living in 1997 you’d swiftly be cured of this misconception.
“We’ve always told ourselves we don’t do extreme politics in our country…until now.”
According to the latest World Bank report, doing so would risk just 0.25 per cent of British GDP.
On the usual form of general elections, it shouldn’t be there at all – and is more shaped by the Party’s leadership than any of its predecessors.
“You can’t vandalise your way to growth.”
Supporters of a new pro-free trade think-tank will be told that Tories are all behind them in principle. But…
Activists were asked to trust in a targeting analysis that proved to be based on flawed data and assumptions that were overturned by the manifesto.