What may count most today is not whether the water simmers over, but whether his temper and patience do instead – or first.
Posts Tagged: EU
Plus: The Sports Minister speaks to a stranger on the tube. Phone-in callers back Universal Credit. And: It’s Coming Home, It’s Coming Home, It’s Coming Home…
Andrew Green: Next up after today’s Chequers summit – immigration. Free movement must end. No ifs or buts.
Any exceptions for those with job offers would simply be flimsy camouflage for a wholesale retreat and for the abandonment of a major pledge to the British public.
Rob Wilson: One way to bring together Remainers and Leavers – negotiate a mechanism to rejoin the EU if Brexit goes badly
To progress the talks, and to move on as a nation, we need imaginative ways to cut through bitter divisions.
The consequences of not doing so would be catastrophic both for our nation and the party that I hope one day to be able to vote for again.
A Brexit in the hand is worth two in the bush. None the less, the Commons will have to vote her proposals down, if the EU banks them but offers no proper deal in return.
“Showing a combination of angry rhetoric and then irresolution in the talks has been the worst possible combination.”
Nick Boles and Robert Syms: One of us was a Remainer, the other a Leaver. We join now with other Tory MPs to back Theresa May.
Any Cabinet member who throws their toys out of the pram at Chequers will receive a cold shoulder in the tearoom.
Robert Halfon: What Hunt has done for the NHS, Hinds must do for schools. We need textbooks, not tanks.
Plus: beware of claims that we’ve reached Peak Corbyn. Don’t raise fuel duty. Scrap hospital car parking charges. And: Hands keeps his promises.
Henry Newman: Yes, we have proposed a voluntary managed alignment in goods. But direct ECJ jurisdiction must end.
Either a new dispute resolution mechanism will be required, or the UK could dock into part of the EFTA court to resolve disputes over goods.
Nicky Morgan: If Cabinet Ministers aren’t prepared to listen to business, they should consider their position
Saying “f**k business” is the kind of lack of understanding I’d expect from our Marxist-sympathising Shadow Chancellor – not from a Conservative Foreign Secretary.
“If you put a lot of options down on the table, of course all they’ll do is shop around bits here and there and you’ll end up retreating into the worst position for us.”
The former Chair of Vote Leave explains why she and other Brexiteers are willing to consider a longer transition period if the reason behind for it is clear.
The Housing Secretary says that trade, security, and avoiding a hard border in Northern Ireland are the priorities.
Iain Dale: A betrayal, a contortion, a rash, a shambles, a schism, a squabble. What’s the best collective noun for Cabinet ministers?
And: One Greg Clark. Two Vince Cables. Eleven Germans going home. 100,000 Remain protesters. 17 million Leave voters. Plus: Meanwhile, Javid gets on with his job.