We should take inspiration from other countries which display best practice: Australia and New Zealand.
Posts Tagged: Europe
Shanker Singham: Brexit – and why the transition period must not be extended beyond December this year
To remain in it for any longer than necessary would leave the fragile economy we will have after Covid-19 very vulnerable.
Iain Dale: Some political journalists seem set on making a drama out of this crisis without a second thought for the national interest
Plus: An outpouring of affection for Johnson. We reach Defcon Raab. The EU messes up (again). And: could Sleepy Joe wake up as President?
It will take a vast New Deal of actual spending to lift Europe out of Coronavirus slump and head off a deflationary depression.
WATCH: “There’s nothing we can’t do as an independent nation that being part of that scheme would have allowed us to do”, says Gove
“I’ve talked to senior members of the NHS and they’ve reassured me…some of those ventilators from abroad are coming from EU countries.”
No guilt attaches to Boris Johnson, unless by betraying the industry a second time he chooses to endorse and embrace that earlier guilt.
The bigger challenge is likely to be implementing whatever results from this year’s talks, be it a “Canada-style” deal or “Australia-style” no deal.
Garvan Walshe: The virus shows the decline of Western democratic culture. Rebuilding it will take hard work.
Sensationalising data is all too common in politics. We have to end this trend if we want to keep people safe.
Scott’s gamble is that it is in Wallace’s interest to wrap things up quickly – due to fears for his position. The Prime Minister is making a strikingly similar gamble.
No Deal 1) There is a green fly in the red, white and blue ointment. Or the other way round, if you prefer.
The lack of an agreed border with Ireland makes “an Australian-style settlement” more unlikely than would otherwise be the case.
The election delivered Conservative MPs located precisely in the industrial areas that are vulnerable to the government’s own policy of divergence.
We bring to the negotiations not tactics but what it means to be an independent country. The Prime Minister’s Brexit negotiator’s speech.
“To think that we might accept EU supervision on so-called level playing field issues simply fails to see the point of what we are doing.”
David Gauke: Javid, Smith, Cox. Three fine Ministers fired – so that Number Ten could take back even more control.
But is a system of government whereby all power is concentrated in Downing Street likely to result in that power being well used?
Of course the result is a bad one. But we encourage the party to co-govern in Northern Ireland, so can scarcely object if now does so too in the Irish Republic.
Harmonisation flies in the face of global trends towards equivalence rather than the highly legalistic regulatory formula favoured by the Union.