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.
The UK needs a political strategy to get the best deal – and we must be willing to sacrifice any and all other policies to achieve it.
The Ministry of Defence should make a grand gesture by increasing the Royal Navy’s visible presence in Gibraltar.
It is unmanly for him for him at once to gesture towards the heat of battle while creeping quietly towards the tents.
The Government should use our strengths in security, trade and ingenuity to negotiate for a smooth transition to life outside the EU institutions.
There is no prospect for reform unless Britain votes to leave and forces a new agenda on Europe’s elites.
There is uncertainty about what exactly the union will do next, but we know that we have consistently failed to nudge things in a better direction in the past.
The final post in this series on how the Prime Minister’s aim of a reformed Europe, claimed by him as the basis for a Remain vote, was not achieved by his renegotiation.
Part Two of a ConHome series on how the Prime Minister’s aim of a reformed Europe, claimed by him as the basis for a Remain vote, was not achieved by his renegotiation.
Only six per cent of UK businesses export to the European Union, but 100 per cent are still required to undertake the cost of compliance.
Ranting and raving about his shortcomings is more likely to turn off the floating voters needed to win the referendum than otherwise.
And much of this material is propaganda – not fact.