The former Chief Adviser has had little to do with the negotiation recently, but his leaving has knock-on effects on it. Here’s why.
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His best hope of success in British politics is to boost his chances in elections by dividing the Conservatives and plundering their vote.
Stephen Booth: The Brexit trade talks, the romance and realities of fishing, and its crucial importance for Scotland
Macron has been steadfast in his belief that the EU should stand firm on access to UK waters. He may be forced to compromise, however.
“I wish you all the best for the future. I want to return to the kind of vision that Churchill set out.”
“Once we’ve left, we are never coming back – and rest, frankly, is detail. We’re going: we will be gone.”
His ‘Contract with the People’ makes an effort to stake out some new territory for the People’s Army, but he faces an uphill climb.
It’s time to grasp the real message of the 2016 referendum: that universal suffrage has been a mistake of historic proportions.
Many of our proposals can be introduced quickly. Some might take 12 – 15 months. We don’t believe anything will take longer than two to three years.
Geoffrey van Orden: Why Conservative MEPs voted for von der Leyen, an advocate of an EU army, for Commission President
The alternatives were worse – and her record in overseeing the Bundeswehr suggests that the misguided project would be doomed on her watch.
“I’ve always sat quietly when they perform it…I don’t want to be unkind and disrespectful.”
Mark Harper: We need a date for Britain to leave the EU. But here’s why it can’t be October 31st – much as I’d like it to be.
So how are we going to get a new deal? The key is to build strong relationships, both across the Party, with our DUP allies, and with our European partners.
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: May failed to lead Britain out of the EU – but her successor can yet succeed
There may be greater willingness by Brussels to negotiate following populist successes in the European elections.
Dan Boucher: I’m a committed Leaver. But the Brexit Party offers only protest. Here’s why I’m standing in the Euro-elections as a Tory.
We need MEPs from a party whose commitment is not just informed by the desire to leave but also by a vision of what we should do when we have left.
Nicky Morgan: Why the Northern Ireland backstop need not be permanent – and leave no hard border when it ends
The EU has already opened the door to starting discussions about such alternative arrangements the minute that the Withdrawal Agreement is approved.
Daniel Hannan: Brexit. Vote Conservative in the European elections to help us deliver it – and finish the job.
I have spent 30 years working to restore our national independence. I’m not prepared to drop out now, not when we are so close to success.