We feel a commission, a working group, an inquiry coming in – to look these inconsistencies, accidents of history and quirks, to see if some tidying-up is required.
Posts Tagged: Europe
We don’t need a European solution; we need a global solution. We must think independent Anglosphere, not dependent Eurosphere.
Plus: Johnson’s EU speech. Turnbull’s sex ban. Horror in America. Change in South Africa. And: order your popcorn for this weekend’s UKIP conference.
Daniel Hannan: Johnson – a Tigger among Eeyores – is right to restate the positive, uplifting vision of Brexit
Many voters – Leave and Remain – appreciate his spirit of boldness, and want to move on from past divisions, not reopen them. There are opportunities to be grasped.
Johnson’s speech today and the Commission’s basic take are strangely similar – Brexit points to a Canada-type settlement on alignment and divergence.
The phrase is widely attributed to Jacob Rees-Mogg. But a senior Labour politician got there first…
Seema Malhotra and the MEP & ConHome columnist exchange question and answer on the Customs Union.
The Justice Secretary is challenged over reports that Hammond will not be delivering one of a series of Ministerial set-piece speeches.
“Our worry at the moment is if you had another one it would divide the country again and open up the potential of right-wing xenophobia.”
The former Cabinet Minister suggests that what happens at the end of the period will decide whether pro-Leave MPs support it.
The Shadow HCLG Secretary wants a transitional period, as the Government does, but says that it shouldn’t “be rushed to a March 2019 deadline”.
This approach fully honours the referendum result. The UK would leave the EU in a manner that minimises disruption.
Plus: Soubry may quit the Tories, which I would regret. And: Why Labour’s silence on 100 years of votes for working class men?
If anything is put to the Commons at all before exit day, it will be a Heads of Agreement plan. The most likely consequence of its rejection would be the re-invention of transition.
P.S: Only one Tory Prime Minister in recent years was “taken down” by Tory MPs. Clue: it was neither Major nor Cameron.