The alarmism of Osborne and others has proved to be baseless – instead, our existing strengths in financial services position us to grow even stronger.
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Too often it seems as though our perimeters are seen as a problem to be patched-up rather than an asset to be fully modernised.
My own analysis proposes ‘equivalence’, and outlines a model UK-EU agreement based on enhancements to the existing EU notion of it.
The Prime Minister has made the freedom to strike trade deals, so important to key allies and the membership, a cornerstone of her strategy.
Brexit looms large, of course, but now Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic are also fighting with the EU Commission over self-determination.
David Campbell Bannerman: We’ve voted to leave the EU but, until Brexit takes place, we need to keep our MEPs
Each one of us will have a vote on any deal – and 73 MEPs may well be crucial to passing it.
Although some pretend the UK must choose between binary options, the reality of what is possible is rather different.
The doom-mongers and nay-sayers grumble out of self-interest. Meanwhile, Brexit Britain is strong and set to grow stronger.
Liam Fox: In this new year, let’s resolve to capitalise on the huge trade and investment opportunities of Brexit
The pessimism of some at home is contradicted by the successes of British businesses, and the rising interest in the UK that I see around the world.
For political reasons some ignore practical solutions and pretend the current EU arrangements are perfect. Such obstructionism helps no-one.
Daniel Kawczynski: After we escape the EU, we must help other countries to protect their sovereignty from Brussels
That means defending NATO from encroachment by an EU army, and supporting Central and Eastern European countries in staying out of the Euro.
Luke Springthorpe: This was not as bad a year for the Conservatives as some claim. But 2018 must be much better.
The full force of policy and how it is communicated will need to be wrapped in an overarching theme of securing a bright future for the country after Brexit.
Our record so far is a strong one: since 2010 we have successfully returned over 41,000 foreign national offenders, with a record high number achieved this year.
Perhaps they are relieved that trade talks are looming into view. Or maybe the simplest explanation is the best – that they think May got a good deal.
The EU’s petulant announcement that the UK is no longer eligible to compete for European Capital of Culture makes the national award all the more important.