I understand the Government’s keenness to achieve a free trade agreement with the EU, but we need to be careful that the price is not too high.
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There is plenty of reason to check that the Government’s ones have been giving sound legal advice to ministers. Too often, it has been wrong.
Exclusive. May’s letter to Tory MPs: Full alignment is “sharing the same policy goals even if we achieve them by different means”
Her case for the last week’s deal. ECJ: “compulsory jurisdiction…will have ended.” Money: “if there is no agreement then our offer also falls away”.
The deal’s internal contradictions are coming back to haunt it, to the confusion of May, Varadkar, Juncker, Barnier – the whole lot of them.
Get Heywood and Robbins out; get Rees-Mogg and Duncan Smith in. There is still a chance to reverse last week’s defeat.
“Things are moving so fast that one doesn’t know what’s going to happen next, but we’re not calling for it.”
Our snap survey. Seven out of ten party members think May was right to agree last week’s Brexit deal
Perhaps while Party members don’t like elements of the deal very much, their main emotional reaction to it is simply relief that trade talks are set to begin.
As Michael Gove hints this morning, the Cabinet must finally debate and decide which route it prefers.
It’s just that single question, but we believe our Panel members will appreciate the opportunity to express a view.
We must insist that an “in principle” agreement on trade be reached by the end of March 2018 – otherwise the EU will have us over a barrel.
Syed Kamall: That there has been a Brexit talks breakthrough is no thanks to the Commission’s negotiating plan
Hopefully, these efforts will pay off next week when national leaders decide whether to open talks on trade and a transition period. It is time to get down to business.
The pro-Brexit Environment Secretary is up and about early to defend the Prime Minister – and nip any criticism from Leavers in the bud.
The Deal (“Joint report from the negotiators of the European Union and the United Kingdom”). Link to full text.
Sections on: Citizens’ rights, Ireland and Northern Ireland, Financial Settlement and Other Separation Issues (including Euratom)
What the Prime Minister said at this morning’s press conference.
WATCH: Juncker – “The Commission has just formally decided to recommend…that sufficient progress has now been made”
What the European Commission President said at this morning’s press conference.