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Posts Tagged: Eurosceptics
The Moggcast. He is “very concerned” delaying Brexit would allow “Tommy Robinson to win the European elections”.
“I don’t think a new Farage Party will be where the votes go.” Plus, Rees-Mogg’s view on Corbyn and May’s letters, and Tusk’s “confused” theology.
Will fans of the EU establishment be quite so keen on unaccountable, centralised institutions when their opponents start appointing commissioners?
WATCH: Tusk says there is “a special place in hell” for “those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan”
The President of the European Council appears to have been taking charm and diplomacy lessons from Andrew Adonis and AC Grayling.
Henry Newman: Beyond Malthouse. Which compromises would be feasible and acceptable to secure a deal?
It is still possible to find a landing zone that would be acceptable for the EU and to Eurosceptics.
He talks Brady, Norway, prorogation, and postponing Article 50, and explains why the ERG is “not a fourth party”. Plus: does the Queen listen to the Moggcast?
James Frayne: The angry stereotype of Leave voters was false – but blocking Brexit risks making it true
Last week’s Question Time audience in Derby delivered a warning shot when they cheered the prospect of No Deal.
Ironically, a major reason the UK joined the EEC – a club of former colonial powers – was the hope of preserving imperial clout.
UKIP’s dominant figure tried and failed to keep his party free of Tommy Robinson’s poison. The worst possible people are taking over at the worst possible time.
It’s a bold gambit. The Labour Party may be changing, but the people the Shadow Brexit Secretary is taking on still have claws.
Daniel Hannan: It should be obvious, not controversial, to seek a deep friendship with our EU neighbours
In the third piece in our mini-series evaluating the EEA, our columnist wonders how both sides managed to become so hostile to moderate concepts.
George Trefgarne: The EEA is a much more attractive option than Chequers, the ‘implementation period’, or No Deal
In the first of a new mini-series evaluating the EEA, the author of ‘Norway then Canada’ argues the route has been wrongly neglected.
The gloomy predictions of the Remain campaign proved ludicrously mistaken, but that does not mean there will never again be bad economic news.
The former Justice Minister writes an open letter to a young activist, urging her to reconsider her defection to the Liberal Democrats.
Disillusionment, anger, reduced turnout, a body blow to future social reform, and a possible boost to extremists are all potential consequences.