State action to regulate social media is unproblematic in principle, but deeply problematic in practice – and the law of unintended consequences applies.
The fifth of a series of pieces from Policy Exchange looking at specific issues that arise from the Brexit trade deal.
As of Churchill, so perhaps of Johnson: “it was the nation…that had the lion’s heart …I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.”
His archivist writes that this agreement has succeeded…in recovering powers which some thought had been lost permanently”.
The first of a new series of pieces by Policy Exchange for ConservativeHome looking at the various issues that arise from the Brexit trade deal.
The UK itself would not dream of changing its formal negotiating objectives at such a crucial point in the talks. Why would the EU?
They cover sovereignty, the UK-EU trading relationship, governance, and compliance with the 2019 Conservative Election Manifesto.
Will we get back our sovereignty next year? Will the agreement be good in trade terms? I fear ministers may end up settling for thin gruel.
In a shrewd and largely instinctive way, they have sussed that Britain faces an ill-disposed negotiating partner making unreasonable demands.
It may be good tough talk to speak of breaking international law, but it does not engender respect. His exact words were not even factually correct.
The Tories’ plan will be blocked by the Lords, anyway, as it contradicts the party’s promise to implement the agreement made in November 2019.
Britons were told the country would be leaving the dangerous European Arrest Warrant system, but its replacement looks suspiciously similar.
Agreeing underlying principles, not getting an extension, is the key to reaching an agreement.
The CBI supports the Government’s timetable and Starmer is keeping his head down. It is quite the turnaround.
Specific governance arrangements can be established in individual areas, and an agreement should sit outside the overarching institutional framework.