Whatever you think of the latter idea, it can’t fairly be said that, in the minds of a significant tranche of Party members, the door to it is firmly closed.
Some specialist hospitals have made stellar consultant appointments from abroad. However, many doctors relocating here are economic migrants.
To shut off consideration of realistic and achievable ways of supporting the Government’s Brexit objectives would be irresponsible.
We don’t need a European solution; we need a global solution. We must think independent Anglosphere, not dependent Eurosphere.
This approach fully honours the referendum result. The UK would leave the EU in a manner that minimises disruption.
Even Whitehall’s fiercest advocates of the need to stay as close as possible to the EU recognise that there are risks in being a rule-taker not a rule-maker.
The crucial point is that consumers will be fully informed of how much something will cost before they get to the very end of the checkout process.
DExEU must continue after March next year to prevent the EU from using constructive ambiguity to implement regulatory absorption.
The Prime Minister’s stance on regulatory alignment is very hard indeed to square with his vision of a freewheeling Britain. Watch this space.
Dublin is in danger of setting conditions that Westminster cannot meet. Instead, we must return to our historic willingness to navigate difficulties together.
The Cabinet must have a clearer collective idea than it does now of what it wants to gain from a deal – and, in particular, how it intends to handle regulatory divergence.
MigrationWatch has suggested that those EU migrants with skills in short supply should be able to come to the UK for a time-limited period after Brexit.
If we are also out of CAP, CFP and direct ECJ jurisdiction, able to negotiate our own trade deals and in the Single Market, it might not be such a bad outcome after all.
I have said previously that I believe the Government has been pursuing a sensible negotiating approach to date. I maintain that view.
It would be the easiest, least disruptive, and most productive way for this country to genuinely leave the EU until we have a bespoke UK-EU deal.