It would need unanimous agreement. Looking at each of the 27’s varying comments, there are six distinct camps of opinion.
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Magufuli talks of the ‘harmful effects of birth control’ and attacks women using contraception as ‘lazy’, but we give £45 million to boost family planning in his nation.
Josephine Hemmens: Transgender discrimination is wrong. But righting it mustn’t put people born as women in danger.
This process is clearly open to abuse from violent males, many of whom will go to any lengths to reach their victims.
In the event of no agreement, the Commission will be on its way out, new MEPs almost on their way in…and Selmayr will be in place. Send for the crucifixes and garlic!
Our exit in will coincide with a new cycle of European elections which will redraw political power in the European Parliament and other EU institutions.
David Cameron’s intervention in 2015, at the height of the refugee crisis, shows how a humane but firm approach to migration can work.
Making London a truly global financial centre again, with all that would imply for Britain’s place in the world, could quickly become more attractive than the apathy of decline, however proudly sovereign.
Will Italy’s new government blow the bloody doors off? Don’t get your hopes up. (Or your fears either.)
One day the country’s voters may dig in against the long squeeze imposed on them from northern Europe. But don’t be too sure it will happen yet.
The “extraordinary international response by our allies” amounts to “the largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers ever”, Johnson says.
The Treasury should be saved from itself by bringing the Party Chairman in to scrutinise the Autumn Budget before it is finalised.
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.
The Brexit negotiation. Raindrops keep falling on May’s head. But that doesn’t mean her eyes will soon be turning red.
Yes, the negotiation may break down. But some of the playing to the gallery has a ritual element about it, not unlike the staged theatrics of all-in wrestling.
Owen Paterson: Why are we so insular, unimaginative and inward-looking about healthcare? Europe’s systems are better than the NHS.
In a whole host of countries – Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland – A&E waiting times are typically under an hour.
We cannot be the tired heavyweight in the twilight of their career landing a few punches. We need the energy and urgency of the underdog to go on the attack.
Syed Kamall: Why time pressure is cutting both ways in the Brexit talks – with pressure on the EU as well as the UK
Already, the EU is demanding discussion of certain trade matters which, according to its repeated statements, should not be brought up until the next phase of talks.