The Foreign Secretary contends that by forming an aspirational coalition the Conservatives can gain votes in the North without losing support in the South.
Were clause 4 of Article 5 amended as I suggest, the Protocol would have much of the flexibility it needs to work to the satisfaction of all parties.
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All the same, we have to make this relationship work – because, if we do not, both sides have the capacity to do each other a lot of harm.
The British government has been commendably muted on the behaviour of von der Leyen and other politicians.
One would suspect that the Government’s primary objective will be to stabilise and bed down the new relationship with Brussels.
The proposal put forward by the Centre for Brexit Policy meets the EU demand for protection of its Single Market while also protecting the province.
Johnson the politician laid an ambush for Starmer, inducing him to deny ever having wanted Britain to stay in the European Medicines Agency.
Martin says “the Commission took the wrong mechanism in invoking Article 16 and the Protocol to deal with it”.
The former Prime Minister adds that it was “unacceptable” to have undermined the Good Friday Agreement.
Both countries have had difficulties accelerating the speed at which they vaccinate. So what factors have been to blame?
Whether writing, speaking or negotiating, he puts on a performance which the spectators enjoy all the more because it horrifies the guardians of convention.
Even the cut-off point of the end of transition, and the arrival of No Deal, won’t necessarily halt the negotiation.
The EU is caught between making more effective decisions and compromising its smaller members’ interests.
The UK can and should achieve its ambitious emissions reductions targets. But it will only get there by making the most of all energy sources and technologies.