It will take a vast New Deal of actual spending to lift Europe out of Coronavirus slump and head off a deflationary depression.
Posts Tagged: EU
It is a supreme irony that the EU has effectively ended free movement, while the UK continues to embrace it
Theresa Villiers: Some close to government would accept the total liberalisation of trade in agriculture. Here’s why they’re wrong.
We should make tariff reductions conditional on meeting standards of food safety, animal welfare and environmental protection which are as good as our own.
WATCH: “There’s nothing we can’t do as an independent nation that being part of that scheme would have allowed us to do”, says Gove
“I’ve talked to senior members of the NHS and they’ve reassured me…some of those ventilators from abroad are coming from EU countries.”
The new parliamentary party is more Eurosceptic, and a majority government better-positioned to absorb rebellions. And yet…
No guilt attaches to Boris Johnson, unless by betraying the industry a second time he chooses to endorse and embrace that earlier guilt.
Daniel Hannan: The Coronavirus. Our instincts are likelier to push us into over-reacting than the reverse.
One of the most dangerous sequences in politics goes like this. “Something must be done. Here’s something. Let’s do it.”
John Redwood: Why the Government’s response to the virus can’t be settled by the science – with decisions made by epidemiologists
Many of these matters can only be made on the basis of imperfect information. The advantage of the elected official making the ultimate decision is one of accountability.
Neither Trump, Merkel nor the EU institutions are showing the global leadership necessary. Over to a joint ticket of the Prime Minister and Macron.
Nation states can act decisively when they wish to do so: the EU seems paralysed.
Scott’s gamble is that it is in Wallace’s interest to wrap things up quickly – due to fears for his position. The Prime Minister is making a strikingly similar gamble.
Managing various parallel negotiating tracks at the same time will be a complex task, but it must be done.
No Deal 1) There is a green fly in the red, white and blue ointment. Or the other way round, if you prefer.
The lack of an agreed border with Ireland makes “an Australian-style settlement” more unlikely than would otherwise be the case.
WATCH: “We will not link access to our waters to access to EU markets”. Gove’s statement on the negotiations.
The Goverment will also “not accept nor agree to any obligations where our laws are aligned with the EU or the EU’s institutions” – including the Court of Justice.
The election delivered Conservative MPs located precisely in the industrial areas that are vulnerable to the government’s own policy of divergence.