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.
Posts Tagged: European Parliament
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.
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.