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Posts Tagged: European Parliament
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.
The Government is bluffing. Why I and many others will vote against the Withdrawal Agreement later today.
The EU won’t grant us a long extension for fear of what European elections here would produce. If we hold our nerve, the UK will Brexit on WTO terms in April.
Ashley Fox: May’s deal. We will be dragged into the disaster of European Parliamentary elections if it doesn’t pass.
We be explaining on the doorsteps why voters should send representatives to an institution we pledged to have left two months previously.
In time, the ECR Group will increasingly be recognised as an important part of Cameron’s political legacy.
Plus: What anti-Muslim prejudice? I know of a Tory branch that moved their meeting from a pub in an attempt to make a Muslim member feel more comfortable.
Extension would be a breach of promise, but it offers advantages which the Prime Minister’s vassal arrangement does not.
Steven Woolfe: I could beat Soubry in a by-election as the Conservative candidate. Why is CCHQ so determined to keep me out?
This is not about infiltration. Rather, it’s about defending democracy and the Leave vote, in a traditional, decent, moderate, thoughtful and patriotic way.
Johannes de Jong: Many of you think May’s deal is bad for Britain. But it’s bad for us other Europeans too.
EU federalism will be stronger in Britain, as rules are simply imposed on you. And stronger in the rest of Europe – because you’re leaving us.
Greg Hands: Remaining in a customs union beyond 2020 would be unacceptable to many Conservative MPs – and here’s why
Some will ask “Trump versus China: where does the UK stand?” The answer will be: “Ask Brussels – as the UK isn’t allowed to have a trade policy of its own”.
In the event of no agreement, the Commission will be on its way out, new MEPs almost on their way in…and Selmayr will be in place. Send for the crucifixes and garlic!