It now the main issue blocking a negotiated agreement – thus risking a No Deal and potentially a harder Irish border. In short, it risks triggering the very thing it is supposed to avoid.
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WATCH: The Budget – Hammond 2) Brexit. “Get it right, and we will also harvest a Double Deal dividend.”
“A boost from the end of uncertainty, and a boost from releasing some of the fiscal headroom that I am holding in reserve.”
Hammond has one task only in next week’s Budget. To show that the Government is preparing for No Deal.
The Chancellor’s recent claims of a coming “Deal Dividend” sent the wrong message at the wrong time – and showed up a deep Treasury malaise.
Plus: Chinese whispers, Whitehall moves – and a Budget that is set to target business rather than taxpayers.
In the final article of our mini-series, the Onward Director says that there must also be a new strategy to help boost Britain’s productivity rate.
Rees-Mogg asks her during PMQs earlier today if it is true that the contrary will be the case.
Lee Reynolds: What the Belfast Agreement does and doesn’t say about the UK-Ireland land border – and much else
It doesn’t support the EU and Irish Government narratives that are being pushed as part of the Brexit negotiations.
Ireland risks a hard border, imposed on it by the rest of the EU, if a way isn’t found by all parties of climbing off the self-contradictory backstop clauses.
“I’m against an extension to transition”, Rees-Mogg confirms. Plus: How many letters does he think Brady holds? And could there be a second referendum?
In the first article of a new mini-series, the economist urges the Chancellor to deploy the savings and revenues secured by leaving the EU.
She also says there must be an option to extend transition; that it can’t be indefinite, and that Northern Ireland business must have full access to the UK.
There has been agreement about its status between the UK and Spain – contrary to Remain warnings during and since the referendum.
Nicky Morgan: The tea room avoided. Local fundraisers curtailed. Colleagues suggesting the deselection of others. How Brexit is tearing our Party apart.
We must bind up our wounds and work together again as one.
We should not be tied to rules that often apply extreme versions of the precautionary principle that throttle new developments.
Nathalie Loiseau maintains that “on the Irish border issue the situation has be as similar a possible to the current one”.