By reminding us that the EU status quo isn’t on the table, Juncker has done us a favour. Now May must set out her own stall.
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The Chancellor has not always been well treated by his neighbour, and deserves support over public spending. But he has mishandled his internal position over Brexit.
EU leaders care less about the result than many in Britain think. They are used to leading minority governments, and just want to get on with the talks.
Tusk’s statement last week responding to Article 50 struck the right tone. It was measured, matter of fact and avoided confrontation.
“No deal means no winners – everybody will lose.”
Whatever the outcome, MPs and peers must be able to have their say in the lobbies.
Juncker has presented MEPs with five options, but the responses show how hard Brussels politicians will find it to change their attitudes.
Without that difference, Brexit would not have happened.
Parliamentary sovereignty has become fashionable among Europhiles who used to consider it barbaric.
Syed Kamall: How Conservatives and reformists in Brussels decided the European Parliament’s presidency
Meanwhile, shock, anger, sorrow and denial over the democratic decision of the British people to leave the EU has been replaced by a more business-like approach.
We will be an ally, not a member, of the United States of Europe.
Our MEPs must smooth the path of the Brexit negotiations whilst also remaining engaged in the day-to-day business of the European Parliament.
There’s a flaw in the European Commission’s North Sea Plan that we mustn’t ignore.
The ECRG Chairman gives his regular report.
“Truly this is an age which has become moralistic rather than moral.”