The Prime Minister’s stance on regulatory alignment is very hard indeed to square with his vision of a freewheeling Britain. Watch this space.
No agreement today between the two. The EU’s deadline has slipped, as Downing Street had warned. Did the DUP sink a deal?
What is almost certainly motivating the Taoiseach’s comments is the lack of concrete proposals about how proposed new arrangements will work.
Too little attention is focused on the reasons why where you are born and your family background still matter far too much in modern Britain.
The Cabinet Ministers who backed Leave have gone along with a payment of some £50 billion. But they are digging in their heels over the role of the court – rightly.
Plus: Englishness in Norwich. Remainer complaints everywhere. And: Noel Gallagher, political philosopher, gives his view of Corbyn.
A full third of replies either believe that Britain should pay the EU “not a penny” or that “it should be paying us”. Just over one in ten of respondents took the latter view.
If a £55 billion payment to the EU to start talks on trade has been agreed, it would be an outrage. There is no legal basis for such demands.
Dublin likes to cite the Belfast Agreement, and we certainly all need what it exemplified – that’s to say, a good old-fashioned face-saving fudge.
Plus: We need a Housing Minister who will do for new homes what Michael Heseltine did with development corporations in the 1980s.
It continues to clear the deficit, prepare for Brexit, and back our businesses with the support they need to boost productivity.
The Cabinet must have a clearer collective idea than it does now of what it wants to gain from a deal – and, in particular, how it intends to handle regulatory divergence.
MigrationWatch has suggested that those EU migrants with skills in short supply should be able to come to the UK for a time-limited period after Brexit.
Those who try to label and bully us will only make us stronger. And their attempts to do so say more about them than us.
Let’s have Policy Board outside of the constraints of the Government machine – and a commission on what Britain should look like post-Brexit.