It is hard to avoid the impression that leaving is being undertaken in a spirit of damage limitation rather than a spirit of opportunity.
This simple step would provide a huge boost to services which help the most vulnerable, at no cost to the taxpayer and with no risk to the National Lottery.
My years of experience of the Whitehall machine tells me that the Government will have a fight on its hands. Ministers must push for reform.
The final article in the author’s five-piece series on how Britain must prepare for March 31 2019 – and has less than 600 days to get it right.
Labour’s handouts must be exposed as a self-defeating deception – as must the danger of what happens when “there is no money left”.
The basic principles of limited government, economic and civil liberties, freedom and equality under the law are almost entirely absent from her programme.
In her belief in “the good that government can do”, she is quite unique in terms of UK political post-war history.
There is much more to politics than an affordable state and competitive taxes. But both will be indispensible for survival, let alone prosperity, after we leave the EU.
Some might like to table amendments to instantly delete bad EU regulations. But that would be a gift to those who seek to disrupt Brexit.
A major risk and a priority in the negotiations must be maintaining the EU’s system of financial passporting for British institutions.
We obsess about the views of EU member states, but must also consider domestic reform and global relations.
Greg Clark and BEIS have the opportunity to create a much more coherent and considerate approach to setting the rules for business.
With so many big issues to tackle, it would be easy to take her eye off the pressure groups and let them get their hooks back into domestic policy.
We re-issue the new Brexit Secretary’s essay on economic policy and the EU negotiation, originally published on this site on Monday.
Only six per cent of UK businesses export to the European Union, but 100 per cent are still required to undertake the cost of compliance.