The Mayor should take the responsibility to be a unifying figure with a positive message – not just churn out doom-laden predictions.
Posts Tagged: EU Referendum
Also: SNP’s deputy leadership contest reveals splits over Europe and ‘Indyref2’; and Jones demands ‘soft border’ between Irish and Welsh ports post-Brexit.
Daniel Hannan: Johnson – a Tigger among Eeyores – is right to restate the positive, uplifting vision of Brexit
Many voters – Leave and Remain – appreciate his spirit of boldness, and want to move on from past divisions, not reopen them. There are opportunities to be grasped.
“It is our stubborn attachment to running ourselves that will end up making our society fairer and more prosperous.” Johnson’s Brexit speech – full text
“It has become absolutely clear to me that we cannot take the argument for granted.”
Howard Flight: Of course the Withdrawal Bill needs to be scrutinised and amended – but it must ultimately pass
Some of the powers it proposes to give to ministers are not democratically acceptable. But peers should correct these flaws, not seek to block Brexit itself.
Voters know that Project Fear-style predictions can’t be trusted – it’s remarkable that pro-EU campaigners still haven’t realised the tactic has been rumbled.
Hammond’s indiscipline shows why May should have moved him – and why she must stop dithering over Brexit
If making a final decision seemed too risky for the Prime Minister, her deliberate indecision has now proved even more dangerous.
Many Leave voters may dislike the necessary kowtowing to President Trump just as much as they did our deference to Brussels.
First we must ensure that we fully regain control of trade policy from Brussels. Then we must ensure we put those new powers to their fullest use.
Daniel Hannan: No matter how much Tusk might wish it, there will be no second referendum, and no cancellation of Brexit
A bit of romantic rhetoric from Brussels cannot change the fact that their only offers – before and after we voted Leave – have been provocatively unacceptable.
Opposition to a new poll outweighed support in all scenarios but one: a choice between accepting the terms negotiated for Brexit, or leaving without a deal.
The man who rose to prominence through a ruthless pursuit of what worked has now descended into just saying whatever makes him feel important.
Peter Franklin: Ruling political tribes 1) Labour. How the Left came in from the wilderness and drove the Blairites out.
Since I last surveyed the political landscape in 2013 and 2014, some ruling tribes have been cast down, and some formerly lost tribes have risen to rule.
it is quite conceivable that the Left of the party, casting around for a leadership contest standard bearer, will decide that he fits the bill.
The doom-mongers and nay-sayers grumble out of self-interest. Meanwhile, Brexit Britain is strong and set to grow stronger.