Within EFTA, there are already two models of relationship with the EU – the EEA and the Swiss model. There is no reason why there could not be a third.
May’s appeal next week at Chequers will be founded in grinding detail, not Churchillian rhetoric. Key to agreement will be taking Ministers with her and springing no untoward surprises.
As well as its historic links to this country, the island offers a solution-solving attitude and solid work ethic.
The Speaker announces the news in the Commons to cheers from the Conservative benches.
That means making overdue decisions, settling internal disputes, and no more campaigning by the Treasury to undermine Brexit policy.
Merkel is threatened. Macron is outraged. Brussels is paralysed. And all three trends are taken by their opponents as signs that they are winning.
“If we have not got a deal that’s good for Britain. If there were attempts to keep us in the Customs Union or the Single Market then we would have to have no deal.”
This unusual leader still evokes passions in his Party even decades after his surprise election victory.
Reminiscence is less important than securing the result of the referendum, once and for all. Here is the way to ensure we take back control.
This week was meant to be all about Tory rebellions and blue-on-blue conflict. Instead, the Opposition’s civil war has intensified.
Plus: Shame on the Conservative whips. And away with Julian Assange: most of us would happily pay his airfare.
Since she might not get an acceptable agreement, or indeed any at all, the Government must strain to get Ready for Day One, not Ready for Day 730.
“Over the next few weeks, we will publish more details of our proposed future relationship with the EU in White Paper.”
The former rebel-in-chief says he is reassured by “the obvious acknowledgement of the sovereignty of this place…in black and white.”
Neither Tory MPs nor voters want a poll, but a paralysed Government and Parliament would make one all but unavoidable long before 2022.