Readers will see that it is all plain sailing for the plan reportedly being cooked up by “Tory grandees”.
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After, say, five years, we will have ample evidence of the social and economic effects. Enough to give legislators the confidence to go the next step – or not.
Our columnist, Open Europe’s Henry Newman, and Alastair Campbell clash on the future of the EU Withdrawal Bill.
Rupert Matthews: We don’t just need a good Brexit deal for Britain. We need one for the Falkland Islands too.
They benefit from tariff and quota-free access. If you eat calamari in southern Europe, there is about a 50 per cent chance it is a Falklands squid.
Plus: Crunch point on Brexit. Farewell to Biteback. Bannon’s loose tongue and persistent loyalty. And: face to face with Jacqui Smith.
Lord Ashcroft: My Republic of Ireland focus groups on Brexit. They both agree that the UK is making a terrible mistake.
“Two years later no-one knows what they want, even the Tory party. Theresa May says one thing and Boris Johnson says another.”
They argue that even if May doesn’t deliver a clean outcome, the priority must be to ensure that the Article 50 timetable is met.
We are being nudged towards Norway Minus rather than Canada Plus Plus Plus almost without anyone noticing.
Let’s send a time-limited cadre of shock troops in ermine to ride to Martin Callanan’s rescue in the Upper House – and crush the Remainers.
So much of the Government’s strategy is predicated on the belief that this is impossible. But what if that’s wrong?
Iain Dale: Gammon if you think you’re hard enough. The patronising Remainers who’ve lost but can’t move on.
Plus: Boles was right (first time round) on Gaza. The Dambusters raid anniversary. A Tory poll lead. Plus: a man and a woman will marry in Windsor on Saturday.
The attempt by some Remainers to frame the negotiation as ‘how can we achieve the closest possible relationship with the EU?’ is disingenuous, and should be strongly rebutted.
Alex Morton: Are you angry with the Lords? If so, don’t threaten to abolish or elect it. Here’s a better reform.
It should be able to amend proposed legislation only once – or propose laws itself once, with the Commons only needing to vote against these to block them.
if the Government insists on an unrealistic policy to satisfy my more ideological colleagues, I will vote against it for the first time in my parliamentary career.
Henry Newman: The more we look back to the referendum, and re-fight its battles, the less we get ready for the future
And most EU member states haven’t spent nearly enough time really thinking what the future relationship between the UK and EU should look like, either.