In the second piece of our mini-series evaluating the EEA, the leader of the county’s No to EU movement says that the arrangement is entangling Norway in the Union.
If anything, the figures have slightly worsened from Downing Street’s point of view. At any rate, there is a consistent pattern.
During the weeks and months ahead, Conservative MPs will need to use their heads as well as their hearts to reach the Brexit winning line.
But more money and powers need to be given directly to the North to drive further progress.
The irony is that Hammond is appallingly placed to persuade voters that No Deal really does carry risks.
Let’s accept we will be far better off leaving with a Canadian-style free trade agreement – or, failing that, WTO terms.
Plus: Norcott and Brandreth triumph at Edinburgh. Turnbull and Dutton circle in Australia. And: Corbyn’s shoddy copy of the Trump playbook.
“Our laws will be on the statute book, the staff will be in place, the teams will be in post, and our institutions will be ready for Brexit.”
What do our cliché-ridden rulers propose? Ending plastic cups, gender quotas for boardrooms and banning Tony the Tiger.
Have no doubt about it: we’re leaving. But if we want to put the country back together, we must now keep some perspective.
Our exit in will coincide with a new cycle of European elections which will redraw political power in the European Parliament and other EU institutions.
Our new Export Strategy, which I am launching today, will put in place the tools that businesses have told us they need to help them on their journey.
People may be switching off when they hear negative stories about him, in the same way that Americans ignored Hillary Clinton’s warnings about Trump.
The Tories have been ahead only once since the summit, though the shift away from them has flattened out.
Plus: Here in Spain, I tremble at the prospect of losing water and electricity, and of eating Spanish meat. And: Prepare for my sordid confessions.