Longer extension, Customs Union, ‘Common Market 2.0’ and so on all have severe downsides.
Posts Tagged: EEA
Our party owns this crisis. If we honour the referendum we can shape the next decade. If we don’t then chaos – and Corbyn – await.
It would be dangerous for UK business and would leave both Leavers and Remainers dissatisfied. It would leave Britain subject to free movement.
The benefits of this simple approach are that we can settle this debate now rather than condemn our country to years more argument.
Robert Halfon: If you don’t like the backstop and you want a Brexit deal done quickly, there’s only one answer: Common Market 2.0
I voted for the Prime Minister’s deal today. But the Commons didn’t – and we now all need a positive alternative.
Nick Boles: Like all revolutionaries, once-reasonable Brexiteers slide towards ever greater radicalism
Where Farage, Johnson and Paterson once praised the Norway option, it is now denounced as apostasy.
Hugo Lucas: We aren’t saying that young people matter more than older people, Chloe. We’re simply saying that they matter.
It is a glaring act of mental collectivisation to lump Our Future, Our Choice in with those who think that over 75s should not be allowed to vote.
Henry Newman: Norway Plus, Common Market 2.0. Call it whatever you like, it could basically leave us as a non-voting EU member
It amounts to wishful thinking, not a workable, sustainable answer. And it’s not as easy to implement as some of its advocates make out.
Simon Allison: Parliament is deadlocked. Only the British people can deliver a final say on May’s deal.
It would be swift, fair and democratic solution to this sorry saga, allowing us to get back to meeting the challenges that helped fuelled the Brexit vote in the first place.
It is essential that voters do not come to believe that those politicians who support a free economy have become obsessed by leaving the EU.
Unlike the angel, we’re unable to announce tidings of great joy. But it’s worth mulling why the Christmas season can pause even Brexit hostilities.
The plan is not perfect. It is a compromise. But as its popularity grows, it has attracted some unfair and inaccurate criticism.
Norway-to-Canada was one thing. Norway-plus-the-backstop is another. It is inferior even to the Prime Minister’s proposed deal.
Interview. As May’s defeat looms, Johnson sketches a manifesto: “People want to see a bit of gumption and a bit of leadership”
He expects her plan to be voted down on Tuesday, calls for a renegotiation which she could not conceivably lead – and rules out Norway Plus.
Robert Halfon: My constituents are against us shelling out £39 billion for nothing. Anyway, are we really obliged to pay?
If all this is correct, the EEA route seems to me a sensible way forward if Parliament can’t agree on a deal.