“We cannot allow our future to be determined by our past. Instead, we should turn our sail and tack into the global trading winds of the future.”
Posts Tagged: Europe
Our survey. Party members overwhelmingly oppose the Norway option. The majority against a Swiss model is less emphatic.
Whatever you think of the latter idea, it can’t fairly be said that, in the minds of a significant tranche of Party members, the door to it is firmly closed.
“Wide-ranging devolution from Westminster as well as Brussels”. Lidington’s Brexit and the Union speech: full text.
“This would mean a very big change to the EU Withdrawal Bill that is before Parliament and a significant step forward in these negotiations.”
The briefing about turning a Trade Bill vote into one of confidence unnecessarily raises the temperature between Ministers and Conservative MPs.
May should not shirk from seeking an election over her manifesto pledge to leave it. But we are not there yet – not nearly.
To shut off consideration of realistic and achievable ways of supporting the Government’s Brexit objectives would be irresponsible.
What was sketched out yesterday, boiled down to essentials, sounds a lot like his Canada Plus Plus Plus. But no decision yet it seems on the Customs Union.
Plus: Brexodus, what Brexodus. The Gay Hussar improves. James Cleverly impresses. And: join Liam Halligan, Ayesha Hazarika and I on CNN Talk.
Garvan Walshe: To get real Brexit for Great Britain, the DUP should consent to Ulster staying in the Single Market and Customs Union
If there’s to be no border in Ireland, and Britain is to leave the Customs Union and Single Market, it follows that there must be a customs border on the Irish Sea.
For all its compromises and ambiguities, it is the only practicable means to hand of giving the province something approaching normalcy.
Stephen Booth: A possible Cabinet Brexit compromise is brewing. It would mean mirroring parts of the Customs Union.
When ministers meet at Chequers this week, they must find a solution to the seemingly intractable question of whether to align or diverge from the EU.
She says that this wouldn’t be “to the benefits of my consitituents in Edinburgh or in the country as it is.”
The Shadow Foreign Secretary seeks to fend off the claim that the party’s leadership is unwilling to listen to its pro-Remain members.
“We think that the future relationship with Britain needs to be about more than trade and economics”.
Gisela Stuart: This is a crucial moment for May and her government. There must be no backsliding on a clean Brexit.
Any deal that leaves the UK aligned with EU rules or which deprives us of control over our trading future would not be honouring the referendum result.