The script for the new relationship with the EU must be written as much by those who valued it as by those who campaigned to leave it.
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Maastricht made it clear that the EU was leaving the UK, preferring to become a superstate. We could never agree to such a project.
Christopher Howarth: Sturgeon’s vanishing independence options. There would be no automatic EU or EEA membership for Scotland.
A curious alignment of remainer Unionists and Scottish nationalists was convinced that Brexit would cause the end of the UK. Fortunately, they were wrong.
Our current deficit could easily double in a less benign economic climate. Failure to take tough action would be reckless.
Without that difference, Brexit would not have happened.
A major risk and a priority in the negotiations must be maintaining the EU’s system of financial passporting for British institutions.
Such a deal would, on balance, be better than Most Favoured Nation Status. But MFN would be better than a bad deal – and giving up on regaining control of our borders.
Dominic Raab: This new year. Turbulence in Europe, but progress worldwide – and golden opportunities for Britain
Quietly, public support for getting on with delivering Leave will continue to swell.
Traditionally, a technocratic government would now steer the country through choppy waters. But this time that could lead to more instability.
With most ballots counted, he trails by 40 per cent to 60 per cent, on a 70 per cent turnout.
The referendum was meant to be about constitutional reform. Instead, it’s become an anti-politics storm which could have wide-reaching consequences.
Hammond’s debut. His big task is to persuade business that an Open Britain lies ahead after we leave the EU
Circumstances dictate a suck-it-and-see Autumn Statement – but also one that can transcend its own caution by pointing to a visionary landscape ahead.
Juppe and Francois Fillon could pave the way for economic reform and an end to free movement.
Officials, advisers and Ministers will always need external expertise: what we need are conservative-minded experts.
The Front National is in the ascendant because the French nation has been hollowed out.