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The Attorney General on judges, Asian values, Spartans, the Good Law Project, Lord Frost – and why the Tories should revive the torch logo.
No volume of technical argument will matter if the debate remains framed entirely to the UK’s disadvantage.
Henry Hill: Truss may struggle to persuade Brussels that the threat of action on the Protocol is real this time
Even if the Government has the will to act, it has rattled its sabres so long, and to so little effect, that this isn’t obvious.
WATCH: ‘We’re going to have to fix the problem with the Northern Ireland Protocol, that cannot be put off’
Dominic Raab says that there has been “constructive engagement” with Brussels, but no breakthrough.
The Government needs to trust the people more and resort to rule-making less. This Queen’s speech should set that tone.
London has set a pattern for big talk and no action, but that this seems a hostile leak may be grounds to take it seriously.
Also: Rees-Mogg once again talks tough on the Protocol – but does the Government really have the will to act?
My fellow Conservatives and I were there in support of a social action project to help Ukrainian refugees.
The EU has failed to get a grip on corruption in nations such as Malta and Cyprus. We must not let China fill the vacuum.
Henry Hill: Frost’s proposal to unlock the Protocol negotiations. Has London given Brussels reason to bite?
Taking Article 16 ‘off the table’ is only a tempting offer if the other side believes you’ll actually use it.
Also: as Scottish Labour ditch the traditional rose, when will the national parties overhaul their ageing brands?
“Rarely can such a crucial issue have been given such cursory and one-sided analysis in our media” – the fifth piece in a week-long series.
Once done, it will be near-impossible to back down with Stormont elections looming. Can the Government secure the deal it needs?
Stephen Booth: The EU also has an obligation to settle the Northern Ireland Protocol – and help keep the peace there
With the Assembly elections in May fast approaching, it is clear that there is a finite time horizon for these negotiations to bear fruit.