The talks appear to be taking place on a more constructive basis – and within striking distance of an accommodation.
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Andrew Green: Norway, for now or forever, isn’t the way to travel. It would mean no real control of migration from Europe.
There are indeed mechanisms for mitigating damaging immigration flows, but these are tightly constrained.
Greg Hands: Remaining in a customs union beyond 2020 would be unacceptable to many Conservative MPs – and here’s why
Some will ask “Trump versus China: where does the UK stand?” The answer will be: “Ask Brussels – as the UK isn’t allowed to have a trade policy of its own”.
Meanwhile, the Government has quietly been appointing more trade emissaries during the last few months.
What will happen this week? When could a summit take place? What would the Cabinet say – and what might the Attorney General do?
Alexander Temerko: The relationship between business and government has never been as meaningless as under May
The key to a good Brexit is empowering UK entrepreneurs to talk to their European counterparts and become ambassadors for Downing Street’s plan.
He may eventually be able to construct a case for return which, while tortuous, would not be beyond the reach of his powers of persuasion.
Meanwhile, my ECR colleagues and I continue to push for a sensible, nation-led approach to tackling the migration crisis.
Iain Dale: After Sitwell’s sacking, will I be the next journalist to be fired for offending snowflakes?
Plus: When The Sun doesn’t shine and the Home Office doesn’t work. P.S: In solidarity with the former Waitrose food magazine editor, I will eat steak.
Profile: Noble, puissant, invincible? Geoffrey Cox, the Devonian lawyer who holds May’s fate in his hands.
As Attorney General, he is telling his Cabinet colleagues what any proposals for a deal really mean – even if that’s inconvenient for Downing Street.
George Trefgarne: Why Norway-to-Canada is practical and legal – and offers the UK and EU a way out of a Brexit crash
A response to Jean-Claude Piris and others who argue that the idea simply won’t fly.
Alex Morton: This week, Hammond’s Budget. Next year, the Spending Review. It must focus on gaining more growth.
The Treasury should not simply accept the growth figures given by the OBR, but seek to raise them.
Our survey. Brexit preferences. One in ten respondents go for Norway to Canada. Almost half want Canada Plus Plus Plus.
Meanwhile, almost a third of replies support a trade-off over a longer transition and the backstop. Two-thirds oppose any transition extension.
Holly Whitbread: Away with this doom and gloom. Let’s all cheer up – and look forward to this new Festival of Britain.
In the face of our challenges, we often forget about our many opportunities, our potential and what we already have to celebrate.
A Budget with a message for Conservative MPs. Nice little seat you have there. Pity if anything happened to it.
In sum, Hammond said: vote for May’s Deal – or the economy gets it. But there’s more than one way of dicing the next election result.