Plus: If Sunak wishes to ingratiate himself with small business people, he should scrap the loan charge and IR35.
Posts Tagged: David Frost
Ranil Jayawardena: The trade deals keep coming. And today, as the new EU agreement takes effect, we look forward to more.
We have now secured 97 per cent of the trade value that we set out to reach agreements for first, beyond the EU. And there’s more to come.
Or so it really seems – which is a personal coup for Johnson. Churchill walked with destiny. Today, the Prime Minister, in his serio-comic way, is winking at it.
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Now we will have what the British people really wanted – tariff and quota-free trade with the EU
As of Churchill, so perhaps of Johnson: “it was the nation…that had the lion’s heart …I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.”
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.
Simon Richards: Almost 15 years ago, I helped to set up Better Off Out. This deal isn’t perfect – but it delivers what we campaigned for.
The agreement that Johnson has obtained rights the wrongs inflicted by Major and a succession of Europhile Prime Ministers.
“It restores Britain’s sovereignty in full.” David Frost’s Twitter thread on the Brexit trade agreement.
We hail the commitment of Frost and Oliver Lewis to their negotiating brief. Without them, this deal is unlikely to have reached its final form.
The Conservative MPs who misread Johnson, were willing to end his career over Brexit – and ended their own instead
This is not the first time that the Prime Minister has been misread by opponents who deluded themselves into believing he was set on No Deal.
Johnson to fly to Brussels. Triumph, sellout, last-ditch gamble – or simply showing willing before talks collapse?
The commonsense presumption must be that he wouldn’t be going at all were a deal not at least possible.
Stephen Booth: Agreeing to disagree on the trickiest parts of the UK-EU deal may be the best way forward. For now.
Creating temporary arrangements around fishing and other areas may not be ideal, but it is a better option than the prospect of no deal.
The former Chief Adviser has had little to do with the negotiation recently, but his leaving has knock-on effects on it. Here’s why.
Stephen Booth: As the Brexit deadline nears, the UK stands strong on fishing rights, but Frost hints at movement on state aid
All eyes will be on Emmanuel Macron this week, since France has been most prepared to play hardball.
No self-respecting democracy could accept the sort of concessions demanded by the victor after a war had been won.
While working on its Brexit deal, it is simultaneously cultivating trade relationships with Japan, the US, Australia and New Zealand.
Roderick Crawford: Almost halfway through July, there is still no sign that a trade deal with the EU is possible – never mind probable.
For many, WTO terms are good enough for trade and the compromises required for a deal are politically unacceptable.