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.
We simply don’t know yet what outcome could command a broad consensus. Everything short of no deal and remaining in the EU should be kept on the table.
There is no foreign policy that could appease the likes of the Manchester terrorists. Islamists damn us if we intervene, and damn us if we don’t.
The overwhelming evidence, after years of trying, is that the political will and courage simply is not there.
While Tusk and Barnier fume, the member states sound rather more emollient.
My think-tank’s new report finds that there are over 46,000 unnecessary deaths each and every year in the UK.
The EPP Christian Democrat group now believes that the Union can reconnect to people by giving richer middle class kids free summer holidays backpacking around the Dordogne.
Our Nordic partners favour free trade, reject federalism and want to protect non-Eurozone members.
What emerges through the mists is a more-or-less standard left-wing politician, but with a sensitive nose for where the political wind will blow next.
“For Britain, voting to leave will be a galvanising, liberating, empowering moment of patriotic renewal.”
Let’s strengthen Parliamentary scrutiny, beef up our diplomacy, stop gold-plating directives – and regain our mojo.
And much of this material is propaganda – not fact.
The referendum vote was ostensibly against a trade deal, but it wasn’t really about it at all.
A key question is whether we want their entry into Europe to be controlled by governments or by gangs of people smugglers.
And evidence from abroad suggests that it will fail in its declared aim of reducing obesity.