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The Belfast Agreement does not mandate the British Government to prioritise a ‘soft’ border over Ulster’s ties to the United Kingdom.
Andrew Lilico: Brussels has reneged on the Phase One deal – it’s time to walk away from the Brexit talks
The Government was very clear about what it agreed to on Northern Ireland last year, and the EU’s proposals are not compatible with it.
The Brexit negotiation. Raindrops keep falling on May’s head. But that doesn’t mean her eyes will soon be turning red.
Yes, the negotiation may break down. But some of the playing to the gallery has a ritual element about it, not unlike the staged theatrics of all-in wrestling.
Labour ‘moderates’ have fled the field, leaving Momentum and Unite to fight over who runs the Opposition
Like the Model T Ford, only somewhat less innovative, the Labour Party is now offering any kind of Left you want, as long as it’s Hard.
Some will not understand the technical arcana, but they will have grasped a point none the less: taking back control of our trade policy.
“We cannot allow our future to be determined by our past. Instead, we should turn our sail and tack into the global trading winds of the future.”
Our survey. Party members overwhelmingly oppose the Norway option. The majority against a Swiss model is less emphatic.
Whatever you think of the latter idea, it can’t fairly be said that, in the minds of a significant tranche of Party members, the door to it is firmly closed.
The Moggcast. Should May make a Customs Union vote a confidence vote? Rees-Mogg says no: “I don’t think it works”.
Why Corbyn’s new policy would open the door to TTIP. And: Leaving EU migrants with settled status until transition ends would be “a major problem”.
“Wide-ranging devolution from Westminster as well as Brussels”. Lidington’s Brexit and the Union speech: full text.
“This would mean a very big change to the EU Withdrawal Bill that is before Parliament and a significant step forward in these negotiations.”
His new position is so ‘have your cake and eat it’ that at one point he even said the word “cake” by accident in the middle of his speech.
WATCH: The Labour leader wants “a new customs union” as well as “Britain being able to negotiate…new trade deals”
“Labour would not countenance a deal that left Britain as a passive recipient of rules, decided elsewhere by others,” the Labour leader claims.
The briefing about turning a Trade Bill vote into one of confidence unnecessarily raises the temperature between Ministers and Conservative MPs.
May should not shirk from seeking an election over her manifesto pledge to leave it. But we are not there yet – not nearly.
To shut off consideration of realistic and achievable ways of supporting the Government’s Brexit objectives would be irresponsible.