Instead of leaving the Customs Union but retaining chunks of the Single Market – we shall end up staying in the Customs Union but leaving most of the Single Market.
Our European partners can be unreliable and, in cases like Romania, dangerously compromised.
Law enforcement has been misused to target political opponents. We must be wary to ensure the UK does not become complicit.
The sixteenth extract from the fullest draft of the proposals that were put together by the Department for Exiting the European Union.
As a split in the Conservative Party finally threatens for real, May must explain why and when she backed off mutual recognition.
Under the aegis of the European Union, an ‘anti-corruption crackdown’ has brought Putin-style repression to our doorstep.
To me, it is clear that the UK could benefit from greater decentralisation. But, to repeat, that does not mean that new arrangements must be introduced now.
The EAW is based on the flawed presumption of judicial parity between European nations. The UK should forge a new partnership where this is actually the case.
Each side in the Brexit debate regards its position as the only one a sane person could take, while the other side’s arguments are madly exaggerated and provocative.
The Government must try to build from the essentials out – security, legal certainty, frictionless trade. Zero tariffs would be the icing on the cake.
The arguments are more finely balanced than in the case of the Single Market, but maintaining the present arrangement would blunt the point of Brexit.
He stands out as a co-operative presence amidst the uncertainties of court cases, elections on the continent, and whatever negotiations may bring.
And also how it will achieve its industrial strategy. Or try to.
Despite the parlous state of the country’s legal system being an open secret amongst British judges, they must accept it – thanks to the European Arrest Warrant.
After Paris and now Brussels, let’s avoid claims based on gut feelings, out-dated information or – dare I say it – wilful misunderstandings.